Transport Planner

Transport Planner

We are working with a leading business based near Gillingham who are seeking a Transport Planner to join their close-knit and friendly team.

This is a very fast-paced but rewarding role. It requires someone with great mental dexterity, a strong commercial focus, someone who can prioritise, and thrives on pressure.

The drivers’ requirements vary from day to day. Based out of Medway this could be multi-drop to several local locations (12-15 drops per day), or fewer longer distance routes to locations such as the Midlands. The average working week for the drivers is 40 hours Monday – Friday.

*Managing the drivers and a fleet of trucks destined for varying UK geographic destinations.
*Ensure the vehicles are planned maximising and utilising the fleet efficiently and maximising load income.
*Ensure work is shared evenly between drivers as far as possible, considering the working time directive requirements, etc.
*Planning routes to allow the best fuel efficiency
*Conduct driver briefing and de-briefings as appropriate
*Communicating with other colleagues to ensure a free flow of relevant information
*To work with the wider team to develop an understanding of customer requirements and movement forecasts
*To work with finance, ensure all work carried out is charged at the correct rate
*Ensure load, delivery data and movement pricing are accurately entered into the computer system, producing reports as required
*Customer service, office admin and any ad hoc office duties.

Skills Required
*Must have prior transport planning experience
*Have a good understanding of the laws regarding driver’s hours and the working time directive
*Strong commercial knowledge – Keen to maximise revenue for the business
*Be able to communicate to both external and internal parties
*Good UK based geographical knowledge
*High level of mental dexterity
*Able to prioritise
*Thrives on pressure and new challenges
*Good at problem-solving
*Good customer service/communication skills
*IT Skills – have a good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products
*Due to office location must have your own transport

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