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Transport planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
Salary£28,000 to £30,000 per annum
LocationsSomerset, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted08 February 2019

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My client is looking for a experienced planner to work alongside the transport manager this person needs to be able to think on their feet and strategically plan nationally.

Client Details

Based in Bridgwater is logistics distribution and supply chain compnay who prides themselves being the best and most reliable car transportation business.


Transport Planner

  • Ensuring drivers / resources deployed are on time and to plan (specific reference to fixed resource plan)

  • Ensuring deliveries are made safely and within industry and company regulatory requirements

  • Efficiently and effectively coordinate the delivery of products to the agreed plan, ensuring optimal fleet utilisation.

  • Co-ordinating driver resources where necessary to support client requirements

  • Liaising with drivers and other internal and external resources to deliver agreed SLA

  • FPOC between Acumen and the clients

  • Communicating order status updates to customers, advising of potential hold ups and suggesting alternative solutions

  • Working closely with other teams across the business

  • Ensure compliance with client and H&S requirements

  • Co-ordinate and manage driver breakdowns, tyre call-outs and any other non-standard activity

  • Support on-going maintenance plan as advised by Traffic Supervisor

  • Co-ordinate activity between maintenance partners to minimise effect on day to day operation

  • Ensure all events are recorded and reported


Transport Planner

  • The ideal candidate will have experience within a transport of logistics focused role, within a busy time critical transport office.

  • You will have first class communication skills, able to plan and manage your work load while working within a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to work on own initiative and to agreed levels.

  • Experience of people management and some supervisory experience.

  • Knowledge of generic Transport Management Systems (ideal but not essential)

  • You will also have well rounded computer skills, including working knowledge of MS Excel and Word.

Job Offer

Salary £28,000 - £30,000

28 days holiday

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