Transport Planner

Transport Planner

We are working with a leading and growing business based on the Isle of Sheppey 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.

*Managing the drivers and a fleet of car transporters, building loads of vehicles destined for similar geographic destinations and ensuring backload opportunities are maximised
*Ensure the vehicles are planned maximising and utilising the fleet efficiently, maximising load income and reducing empty transporters to within deadlines and customer requirements
*Ensure work is shared evenly between drivers as far as possible, considering the working time directive requirements, etc.
*Use sub contractor’s as allowed to source backloads for drivers to maximise efficiency
*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 Commercial Team to develop an understanding of customer requirements and movement forecasts
*To work with the Finance Team to ensure all work carried out is charged at the correct rate
*Ensure load, collection and delivery data and movement pricing is accurately entered into our computer system, producing reports as required
*Customer service, office admin and any ad hoc office duties.

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

Monday – Friday
7.30/8.00am – 4.30/5.00pm
On-call rota also in place

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