Transport Planner

GBP32000 - GBP32000 per annum +
06 Sep 2017
06 Oct 2017
Aimee Rushe
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Opportunity for an experienced Transport Planner to join a well established business who are a market leader within their field.

Client Details

A market leader within distribution


The role of the Transport Planner is to produce daily transport plans for the hub transport execution teams to resource and operate against. The transport planner will also be responsible for amending the transport plans through direct communication with the clients and hub transport teams. The planners will also be expected to formulate the daily trunk schedule and communicate it to the relevant departments within the organisation. Live and retrospective report generation and KPI development will be key to understanding operational progress. The position holder will also aid in the development of the operational peak plans.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create the hub transport plans

  • Share the future transport plans with the planning team and hub transport

  • Create the peak planning collection requirements

  • Report on the telematics and performance adherence

  • Confirm the trailer requirements at clients and hubs

  • Run business reports when required

  • Produce reports on clients and transport performance

  • Lead operational planning between the hubs through constant communication

  • Obtain agreement with the hubs regarding processing


This role is working 5 days out of 7 on a rolling shift basis.

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team

  • Experience of using Paragon planning system for either designing operations or through live application is desirable

  • Extensive experience of Ms Office

  • Confident and efficient approach to planning

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and maintain clear focus upon priorities

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Commercial awareness

  • Determined nature to continuously improve the current operations

  • Flexible working approach and be adaptable to the changing needs of the organisation

  • First class organisational skills

  • Ability to handle multiple client collection requests and channel the communication correctly

  • Understanding of supply chain and related processes

You must have excellent organisational skills, an analytical approach and mind-set, the ability to work under pressure and demonstrate excellent communication skills and influencing at all levels

Job Offer

A salary of £32,000 + fantastic benefits package