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Transport Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£28,000 to £31,000 per annum
LocationsKent, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted27 September 2018

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My client is a large general haulage business who are looking for an experienced transport controller/supervisor to work their night shift. You will work 4on 4 off 9 hour shift between 8PM TO 8AM OR 8AM TO 8PM and be the most senior transport operator on site during your shift. You will ideally have a class 1 license and some experience of shunting. THIS SHIFT IS NON NEGOTIABLE.

Client Details

General Haulage


  • Organising staffing levels to meet business requirements

  • Organising agency support as necessary

  • Ensuring legal compliance with regard to road transport and EU drivers hours regulations i.e. tachographs

  • Completing processing of orders, production of pick lists and despatch notes and loading sheets in accordance with depot procedures

  • Minimising delivery costs through optimized vehicle utilization

  • Ensuring all vehicle files and service recording is accurate and compliant

  • Ensuring all drivers and mates are fully inducted into their roles and that training sessions are fully supported. Then maintaining detailed records and identifying further training / retraining.

  • Ensuring all transport statistics are produced in a timely fashion for internal and external consumption.

  • Acting as the first point of contact for all drivers and mates and ensuring a speedy response and resolution to any issues, referring to the Transport Manager where appropriate.

  • Monitoring and taking appropriate action with regard to absence management.

  • Acting as a role model to the Depot by supporting the Distribution manager in other tasks as required


  • You will come from a distribution and transport background, with 2+ years within driver and transport management and ideally have a class 1 license or experience of shunting.

  • You will be comfortable with numerical data and be able to efficiently gather and analyse transport information.

  • You will have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work alongside the transport crew and act as the first point of contact to resolve issues.

  • As a skilled problem solver you will always be thinking ahead, looking for improvements.

  • You will have a proactive & positive approach and step up to support at management level as required.

Job Offer

A salary between £28,000 and £31,000 dependant on experience.

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