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Transport Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£25,000 to £27,000 per annum
LocationsAvon, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted14 July 2017

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A national logistics provider is looking for a Transport Planner to join their successful team at their Avonmouth site.

Client Details

Our client is a national player within providing the highest quality logistics services who boast a portfolio of prestigious clients. As a direct result of commercial and operational growth they are looking for a Transport Planner to join their professional outfit at their Avonmouth site.

  • Accurately plan next day nationwide multi-drop routing for the fleet team, managing all daily route activity for a fleet HGV’s vehicles using the in-house system
  • Work with the HGV drivers, sales teams and customers, plan routes and schedule delivery times ensuring that goods reach destination safely, on time and in the most cost effective way.
  • Ensuring that customer delivery levels are maintained at a high standard and that any transport issues arising from customers, drivers or third parties are resolved to a satisfactory outcome.
  • Keep HGV drivers, merchandisers and customers advised
  • Keep in close contact with the drivers offering support and ensuring that runs are progressing correctly.
  • Arrange efficient and cost effective use of hauliers as required when we exceed capacity in the busy season
  • Work within a small team
  • Ensure that vehicles are made available when required for servicing and maintenance.

  • Previous transport planning experience is essential
  • Good geographic knowledge of the UK
  • Good communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Super organised
  • Ability to work well under pressure and prioritise, especially during the busy season and work to deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Trustworthy and reliable

Job Offer

  • £25,000 - £27,000

  • Monday - Friday (1 in 3 Saturdays to be worked)
  • 08:00 - 18:00 (flexibility is required)

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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