Transport Planner

  • Location:

    Leyland

  • Sector:

    Logistics

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    John Wilson

  • Contact email:

    John.Wilson@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/537582

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-10-18

  • Startdate:

    18/09/2019 10:47:20

Transport Planner - Days

£24,000 - £28,000 (depending on experience)

Leyland, Preston

Tuesday - Saturday or Sunday - Thursday (Days)

45 Hours per week

We are looking for a Transport Planner to manage 60 + tractor units and 160 + trailers drivers in a major FMCG operation. The ideal candidate would be confident, passionate, have the ability to communicate well, able to work under pressure and have a manual planning and logistics background.

Key Responsibilities

  • Booking/Planning cost efficient and effective routes
  • Co-Ordinating the drivers
  • Using a Microsoft Excel to route plan
  • Dealing with delivery requirements
  • Direct contact with clients and drivers
  • Being the first port for drivers and clients

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of logistics and transport planning
  • Basic knowledge of driver hours regulations
  • Manual transport route planning experience for a large fleet of Artics
  • Food and FMCG logistics experience is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great telephone manner
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Logical way of thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines



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