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Transport Planner

Our client, one of the leading companies in its field with a sustainable, innovative approach and global remit are looking for a Transport Planner to join their existing and friendly team


Duties and responsibilities of the Transport Planner role include, but are no limited to:

  • Ensure all customer requirements (both internal and external) are satisfied on a daily basis.

  • Act as an interface with customers.

  • Continually review and re-engineer the operation to ensure maximum efficiency.

  • Respond to status and delivery times of shipments and orders so that enquiries are dealt with promptly and accurately

  • Ensure delivery dates and times are met by liaising with customers and suppliers effectively

  • Ensure excellent customer service both internally and externally

  • Maintain up-to-date transportation records in order to track the status of orders and deliveries

  • Recommend improvements to performance i.e. optimising costs by analysing information from SAP

  • Monitor and verify delivery prices and schedules through effective communication with shipping agencies, transport companies and customers

  • Identify, research and build positive relationships with prospective customers that will generate future suppliers / haulers and repeat business


The ideal candidate for the role of Transport Planner will possess:

  • An excellent communicator, able to engage and gain the confidence of multiple stakeholders and able to calmly deal with sometimes difficult characters

  • Has the capacity to analyse and anticipate problems and adapt and improve techniques to solve them, before and as they arise.

  • Able to attribute a sense of satisfaction when hitting set targets

  • Self-motivated and able to work to occasional tight timescales

  • Dynamic with a flexible, open-minded approach to achieving goals

  • A natural problem-solver who loves working in a like-minded team

  • Negotiation skills

  • Proficient with MS Office, in particular MS Excel

  • SAP experience or exposure desirable but not essential

  • Has a sense of priorities and is clear about them and follows them when allocating his/her time.

Job Offer

The successful candidate for the role of Transport Planner will be rewarded with a competitive salary, excellent company benefits including private healthcare and the chance to work in a team with great culture and the ability to influence within a global business

Michael Page Logistics
Job Category
Job Type
£25000 to £30000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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