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Transport Planner

I am recruiting on behalf of the client who is a large and successful national chemical manufacturer.


The successful candidate will undertake the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Managing customer enquiries by phone and email / orders and loading them onto the system.
  • Ensuring loads and transport are efficiently planned.
  • Optimise the use of all customer's delivery windows to help increase vehicle utilisation.
  • Sourcing and communicating transport sub contractors.
  • Responding to customer enquiries, providing quotations and keeping them updated as to the progress of deliveries.
  • Assist in the closing out job files by obtaining POD and any other required information (Purchase orders, SPTR references etc), and scanning documents onto the system.
  • Producing weekly KPIs as directed by your Line Manager.
  • Ensuring clear and accurate communication with all UK warehouse's so they are aware of returns and outgoing loads and can plan manufacturing effectively.
  • Ensuring paperwork is filed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Managing priorities to achieve desired results and deadlines.
  • Liaison with Operations, Accounts and all UK depot's.
  • Leading by example with a self-motivated, "can do" approach to achieving requirements & targets.
  • Maintenance of system data and its integrity.


The successful Transport Planner will live within a commuting distance of our clients operation near Romford and will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Previous experience in transport planning role
  • A good understanding of the UK road network
  • Strong communication skills
  • An analytical mindset
  • Be able to work to tight time schedules

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits.

Michael Page Logistics
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Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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