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Job Title

Transport Planning Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorTransport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsEssex, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs, Transport Jobs
Date Posted29 June 2017

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A Transport Planning Manager is required for a leading family owned business based in Essex.

Client Details

Our client is a family owned business that encourages collaboration through its flat structure and its desire to pursue further growth.


The Transport Planning Manager will be part of the senior management team and report directly to the Managing Director. The role will be responsible for delivering cost effective scheduling and all other customer interaction from order taking to billing. Based in Romford, key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the day-to-day performance of the transport planning and operations support team, setting targets and measuring performance, identifying performance gaps and being the first point of contact should a problem arise.
  • Assisting with route planning, providing leadership and support to the team to ensure of cost effective and efficient scheduling while ensuring customer expectations are met always.
  • Responsible for achieving agreed service levels, cost targets and procedural compliance.
  • Ensuring the fleet of available vehicles are effectively utilised by managing the team to exceed company transport performance targets.
  • Reduce costs and streamline the operational process without adversely impacting the client experience by eliminating paperwork, unnecessary service steps or non-value-added work.
  • Ensuring the daily plan is completed and effectively resolving any scheduling problems as they occur, managing all complaints calmly and decisively.
  • Maintaining a professional level of communication with internal and external customers, suppliers and other departments within the business KPI Management and Reporting.
  • Working with Divisional Managers to ensure uniformity and to drive synergies across all contracts.
  • Employee Management and control.


The successful Transport Planning Manager will live within a commuting distance of Romford and be able to demonstrate the following experience:

  • Customer focused, with a proven track record within a Transport Planning Management role with route optimisation experience and a good geographic knowledge of the UK.
  • The ability to manage and encourage proactive change within a challenging new working environment whilst remaining professional and approachable always.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative, motivate and lead a team.
  • Results orientated individual who thrives in a busy and challenging environment and has an overriding sense of pride in getting the job right.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Job Offer

A competitive basic salary and package would be offered to the successful candidate.

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