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Transport Planner

Transport Planner Job, Canterbury, Permanent

Your new company
You will be working for a well respected national logging organisation based in the South East of Kent.

Your new role
You will be working within a close team managing the general haulage of logs across the south region, reporting to the South East of England general manager. Successful candidates will come from a similar back ground in Haulage across the UK -specifically South of England. Efficient use of vehicles and drivers, a cost-saving mentality and continuous improvement of customer service are all key parts of the role. In addition, excellent communication skills are essential when dealing with customers and sites.
You will be responsible for;

  • To plan all operational activities within area on time and in the most cost effective manner. Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and internal customers ensuring excellent operational performance.
  • You will be responsible for giving effective and clear instructions using excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts/personnel.
  • Liaise with drivers, supplying them with clear and detailed instructions by telephone, text or printed transport delivery notes.
  • Assume responsibility for any consignment issues within the transport office, reporting these to the Transport Manager and effectively handling any queries.
  • Plan, book, record and confirm all appropriate transport arrangements.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Experience in a similar role, planning and routing drivers UK wide
  • Being able to liaise with customers and sites
  • Disseminate important information to Haulier's
  • Excellent geographical knowledge of UK
  • Proactive and forward thinking
  • KPI & Deadline driven
  • Excellent Team Player
  • Experience in working in a highly pressure & fast paced environment
  • Looking at actively reducing running cost

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive Salary - depending on experience
  • Basic company benefits package
  • Extended benefit package after first year review
  • Opportunities for development

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Salary and benefits
pension, negotiable
£35000 to £40000 Per Annum
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Experienced (4 years +)
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