Transport Planner

  • Location:

    Knowsley, Merseyside

  • Sector:

    Logistics

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £20000.00 - £25000 per annum

  • Contact:

    John Wilson

  • Contact email:

    john.wilson@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/504817

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-28

  • Startdate:

    14/11/2018 15:13:44

Transport Planner (Paragon)

£20,000 - £25,000 (depending on experience)

Knowsley, Liverpool

Monday - Friday, 04:00 - 12:00 (AM shifts)

(40 hours per week)

Key Responsibilities

  • Arranging and planning for all orders within the fleet via Paragon
  • Route planning for a fleet of Artic's, Rigid's and Vans
  • Proactively seeking greater efficiencies within the network
  • Use of Paragon Routing software to produce daily transport schedules
  • Produce KPI reports
  • Supervising and managing driver workloads
  • Monitoring driver whereabouts and the number of driver hours in line with the working directive
  • Debriefing drivers, customer contact, query resolution
  • Ensure maximum efficiency is gained from all transports
  • Establish optimum routings by cost effectiveness
  • Maintain and build strong relationships with both internal departments and vendors
  • Focal point for both external and internal customer contact with regards to transport issues

Skills and Experience

  • Paragon route planning experience (essential)
  • Experience of working within a Transport & Logistics office as a Planner
  • Previous transport planning experience
  • A comprehensive understanding of EU Drivers' Hours Regulations
  • Experienced within interacting with drivers
  • A strong understanding of Microsoft Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great telephone manner
  • An excellent grasp of UK road transport network
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Logical way of thinking
  • Computer literate

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