Transport Planner

  • Location:

    St. Helens, Merseyside

  • Sector:


  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    John Wilson

  • Contact email:

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    05/09/2019 16:36:57

Transport Planner

£24,000 - £26,000 (depending on experience)

St Helens

Monday - Friday, Rotating - 08:00 - 18:00 / 11:00 - 21:00

Key Responsibilities

  • Arranging and planning for all orders within the fleet, palletforce and hazchem networks
  • Route planning for a fleet of Artic's, Rigid's and Vans
  • 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

  • Previous transport planning experience (essential)
  • Load planning experience and experience of planning for part loads
  • General haulage and pallet network experience (desirable)
  • 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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