Senior Transport Planner

£25,000-£40,000 Per Annum DOE


Dale Broadfield
01270 509266

Absolute Recruitment are currently working with one of the UK’s leading logistics and freight companies actively seeking a highly skilled Transport Planner to join their Staffordshire location.

Our client, based in Stoke-On-trent, have a wholly owned fleet of vehicles, all of which provide nationwide coverage, enabling them to provide clients’ with a dependable and cost effective distribution service.
Role Overview

To lead plan all vehicle and trailers resources in the most cost effective and compliant manner, achieving profitability and service excellence.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Plan and allocate all vehicle and trailer resources, including subcontractors, ensuring optimum utilisation and profitability within the constraints of cargo availability, vehicle availability, customer requirements and legal restrictions.
  • Prepare and produce Vehicle and Load Manifests and customer paperwork and present to the Warehouse and assigned drivers.
  • Prepare and publish a daily resource plan that advises where all the vehicles are the next day, their start times and available space.
  • Provide the main point of contact for all drivers
  • Liaise and communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Transport administration and data update within various operating systems.
  • Assist the Transport Manager in the management of the Fleet’s headcount.
  • Be reactive to daily problems and be prepared to be reactive to emergencies.
  • Any duties / tasks as requested by your Line Manager or a Director.
The ideal candidate for this role will have;
  • General Haulage route planning experience
  • Routing and management of 40+ vehicles
  • At least 2 years proven success in route planning
  • Vehicle weights and legal limits.
  • Vehicle costs.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel at entry level.
  • Construction and Use Regulations.
  • Road Traffic Laws.
  • Operators’ Licence obligations, undertakings and Regulations.
  • Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Directive Regulations.

Transport Planner Position Remuneration

  • Salary: £25k-40k DOE
  • Job security
  • Career progression
Please contact Dale on 01270 509266 for more information or to apply.

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