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Transport Planner (VR/20916)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- Yorkshire and the Humber -- West Yorkshire -- South Kirkby

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Transport Planner - VR/20916

The Company & Role of the Transport Planner:

Our client is the UK's leading independent logistics and trade management provider. They are currently looking for a Transport Planner for one of their group companies to support their Central Planning team in South Kirby.

You will be responsible for planning routes for a combined fleet of 75+ trucks running from their sites in South Kirkby, Warrington, Chepstow, Northampton and Tilbury.

This role works over a three-week shift pattern:

Week 1 - 08.00-18.30

Week 2 - 09.00-19.30

Week 3 - 10.00-20.30

Responsibilities of the Transport Planner:

  • Planning, directing and controlling the activities of the transport fleet
  • Ensuring planned routes are in line with working time directives (WTD) and drivers hours
  • Producing optimal transport plans and approving transport routes
  • Assisting the Transport Planning Manager to ensure the department runs efficiently and effectively
  • Monitoring the Transport Management software
  • Liaising with our depots and customers as required on deliveries and any issues
  • Producing cost efficient operational transport plans daily, using specific customer IT software
  • Providing a vital link between sales and operational teams
  • Ensuring the department provides a quality first class service to the customer though careful planning
  • Ensuring all activities are in line with budget
  • Ensuring the department complies with health and safety legislation
  • Assisting with project work to optimise schedules and synergies.

Essential Skills and Experience of the Transport Planner:

  • Previous experience working in a distribution environment
  • Knowledge of transport legislation
  • IT Literate - Excel and Word are essential
  • Driven and self-motivated
  • Proactive problem-solving capability
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Able to work to deadlines and meet targets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team Player

Hours: The team of planners will rotate start and finish times on a weekly basis. Monday to Friday.

If you’re interested in the position of Transport Planners, click apply now, or email our Shipping Team on shipping@redrecruit.com

Red Recruit is a specialist recruitment consultancy with prominence in the Shipping and Freight industry, covering road, sea and air freight imports and exports as well as other associated sectors.  We provide an expert consultative, ‘project managed’ approach, which recognises the unique skills and talents of every candidate. Founded in 2002 and boasting increasing success, Red Recruit’s mission is to serve likeminded Clients and Candidates and be a collaborator in their growth and progression.  We accomplish this utilizing our skilled approaches and methodologies and we offer tailored solutions to suit specific needs. Clients of Red Recruit are able to access a wealth of knowledge and experience via our recruitment consultants; many of whom possess extensive experience.  

The types of vacancies within the shipping industry that we specialise in include the following: sea freight, road freight, air freight, deep sea, TIR freight, trailer freight, freight forwarder, FCL, LCL, part load, full load, groupage, customs clearance, customs entries, CNS, Destin8, Impatex, CHIEF, NES, ASM GEMS, MultiFreight, DataFreight, NVO and NVOCC.

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