Transport Planner / Allocator

Transport Planner / Allocator
Near Sittingbourne
Permanent

We are working with a leading and growing business based on the Isle of Sheppey who are seeking a Transport Planner / Allocator 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.

As the Transport Planner/ Allocator your duties will include, but not be limited to:
* 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.

You will ideally have experience in a similar Transport role utilising the following skills:
* 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
* Adaptable
* 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

Are you a Transport Planner. Allocator looking for a new and exciting opportunity to join an international company? Apply now!

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…

Transport Administrator

Transport Administrator
Near Sittingbourne
Up to £30,000 per annum
Permanent

We are working with a leading and growing business near Sittingbourne who are seeking a Transport Administrator 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.

As the Transport Administrator your duties will include, but not be limited to:
* 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.

Ideally, you will have previous experience in a similar role with duties including:
* A good understanding of the automotive transport industry
* 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
* Adaptable
* 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

Are you a Transport Administrator looking for your next step into a Transport Planner role? Apply now!

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…

Assistant QA Manager – Fresh Produce

Our client is a leading distributor of fresh produce across the UK. Having been established for multiple years, they are showing rapid growth even during the current climate. Due to this success, they are now seeking an experienced Assistant QA Manager to join their team based near Sittingbourne.

The Assistant QA Manager will lead, engage and develop the quality team including intake, production and distribution. They will also be responsible for ensuring products arriving on site are checked and meet customer quality requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

Effectively and proactively manage and develop the site QC teams ensuring cross functional cover.
Ensure that continuous improvement/best practice as well as effective team working is a priority for all.
Oversee and arrange Quality meetings.
Ensure all products meet food safety, legal, quality and customer requirements.
Ensure that the site meets its Quality Service Level (QSL) targets.
Ensure the site is audit ready at all times.
Have input into creating/reviewing factory based technical procedures.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

HACCP, auditing and food safety qualifications are advantageous.
Experience of managing a team and supporting and developing direct reports.
Knowledge of the fresh produce sector
At least 2 years’ previous experience in a Quality management role (eg. at QA Supervisor level or above).

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a rapidly growing company that can offer ongoing career development coupled with a competitive salary. Hours for this role can be either 6am-6pm or 7am-7pm 4 on 4 off with some flexibility to cover the odd night shift.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…

Office Administrator

Office Administrator
Near Sittingbourne
Up to £20,000 per annum
Permanent

A growing and successful business is looking for an Office Administrator to join their busy team to provide additional support with a range of duties.

To be successful in this role you need to be a highly organised individual who is adaptable and can turn their hand to a range of different duties. We need individuals who thrive working in administrative roles and can offer longevity in the post.

As an Office Administrator you will have previous experience in general administration duties such as:
· Filing and photocopying
· Answering telephone calls
· Handling queries and messages from clients and internal staff
· Data Entry
· Maintaining office supplies
· Other adhoc duties as and when required from the team

As an Office Administrator you will have previous experience in a similar role, including:
· Excellent organisational skills
· Good attention to detail
· Good spelling, grammar and numeracy skills
· Strong MS Office skills – Excel and Word
· Confident telephone ability
· Due to location must have own transport

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…

Packaging Manager – Fresh Produce

We are currently working with a leading fresh produce distributor based in Sittingbourne.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking an experienced Packaging Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. The Packaging Manager will have overall responsibility for the procurement, scheduling, storage and issue of all packaging materials on site.

Responsibilities will include:

Manage a team of buyers to place orders and call off with suppliers, open purchase orders on the ERP system and hire and de-hire of trays and pallets.

Liaise with suppliers and deal with ongoing communications.

Update and maintain BRC records relating to packaging materials.

Take responsibility for the stock management and placing of orders for replenishment of sundry items.

Update and prepare stock reports.

Direct responsibility for packaging procurement and packaging issues.

ERP Business System superuser for stock management systems and process accuracy.

Conduct tenders where appropriate to ensure supplier agreements remain competitive.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Previous procurement, administration and packaging experience.
Fresh produce knowledge.
Experience using Prophet ERP system.
Ability to work to challenging deadlines in a pressurised environment.
Excellent planning and organisational skills.
Analytical thinking.
Great team player.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing career development and training coupled with a great salary and benefits package. Hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…