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Transport Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£32,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted24 July 2018

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This new, exciting Transport Planner opportunity has arisen due my client increasing the market share of the specific sector they operate in. Therefore, they are looking for a Senior Transport Planner to join their planning team. This role will suit a Senior Transport Planner who wants to increase their responsibilities and be a future Transport Manager.

The role will be based in Crewe but travel to other UK sites may be required.

Client Details

A specialist distribution business with a number of sites across the UK supplying to over 4000 customers.


The role of the Transport Planner:
  • Planning and coordinating driver load movements
  • Support compliance manager with day to day driver management
  • Constantly liaise with drivers to ensure highest level of service is provided for deliveries to customers/sites
  • Responsible for ensuring service schedules and maintenance are adhered to
  • Analyse, manage and create visual measures utilising the vehicle tracking system
  • Arranging deliveries and devising transport routes in the most cost-effective method - all plans will be done manually
  • Select and manage sub-contractors in conjunction with Head of Transport
  • Ensure company guidelines, quality, Health & Safety, and service are maintained
  • Arrange movements of products to different sites
  • Measure usage of sub-contractors minimising wherever possible and maximising utilisation of company wide fleet


The Successful Transport Planner Applicant:
  • Worked in a senior planning role with a view to taking on more responsibility
  • Be able to manually plan cost effective routes on a national scale
  • Strong geography of the UK
  • Able to work with a wide range of sub-contractors
  • Competent with computer systems (excel and various TMS)

Job Offer

Salary: £32,000 - £35,000 + benefits

Hours: Monday - Friday (days) with 1 in 3 Saturday's (8am - 2pm)

N.B These shifts may change to a Tuesday - Saturday shift in the future

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