Transport Planner

Location
Wigan
Salary
GBP24000 - GBP25000 per annum +
Posted
11 Sep 2017
Closes
11 Oct 2017
Ref
13857307/001
Contact
Kieran Grundy
Specialist Area
Logistics
Job Level
Planner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The role of the Transport Planner will be to utilise route planning software, prepare documentation and create cost effective and efficient routes. The role will report directly to the Commercial Manager of the Wigan site.

Client Details

The client is a growing Logistics Operation that have a number of sites in the UK.

Description

The role of the Transport Planner:

  • Plan delivery routes, liaising with Delivery Booking Team for customer bookings, optimising vehicle routes and capacity, thus profitability.
  • Advise warehouse, Customer Engagement and Home Delivery Technicians of next day vehicle allocation/routes.
  • Monitor the shifts document and vehicle tracker for driver and vehicle availability.
  • Compile the necessary paperwork as required for vehicle packs.
  • Responsible for coordinating system updates relevant to route planning.
  • Produce and circulate required reporting to relevant personnel, including commentary on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Ensure that the process manual is up-to-date and fit for purpose.
  • Liaison with 3rd party courier partners as required to meet service need.
  • To take ownership and responsibility for the continued development of the day-to-day planning based on a culture of open communication, engagement and trust.
  • To be responsible for reviewing peak and off-peak schedule, to ensure compliance with business requirements.

Profile

The Successful Transport Planner will have:

  • Previous route/transport planning experience
  • Previous experience working with TMS - Paragon would be highly desirable
  • Previous employment undertaking administrative tasks is essential
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft packages (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Job Offer

    Salary: £22,000 - £25,000

    Hours: Monday - Friday (days) 35-40 hours per week