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Transport planner

  • Location: Nottingham
  • Salary: £22,000 to £26,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 26 days ago
  • Company: Robertson recruitment

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work for a leading logistics and warehousing company who have a 5-star reputation across the UK. On a permanent Sunday to Thursday between the hours off 10:00 and 20:00 (40hrs Per Week) based in a busy transport office, you will assist the Transport Manager by planning routes for vehicles. In return you'll receive a competitive salary between £22,000 to £26,000 and chances for progression. Working for a leading player in distribution, you'll be encouraged to take ownership of the day to day transport operation and drive forward improvements, offering savings to the customer.

Reporting to the Transport Manager, Transport Planner duties will include:

  • Carrying out all route planning from the central function for 5 depots
  • Day to day planning duties of routes for the 26 vehicles that run from 5 depots nationally
  • Manually modifying routes from the planning software in order to improve efficiency
  • Creating set runs and modifying these periodically to ensure fuel is saved
  • Flagging up any late deliveries and maintaining constant contact with drivers over the phone
  • Creating reports regards fuel efficiency
  • Carrying out WMS data entry and other ad hoc warehouse admin duties
  • Assist in implementing a new EPOD driver tablet system

Requirements for the Transport Planner role:

  • Willingness to work a Sunday to Thursday afternoon shift pattern (10:00am -20:00) and be flexible according to business needs
  • Experience within routing vehicles is necessary - planning/Routing software experience is required
  • Previous experience working with drivers preferred
  • The ability to stay calm and work to deadlines in a busy environment

Benefits for the Transport Planner:

  • Competitive salary of £22,000 - £26,000 depending on experience
  • Opportunities to take training qualifications, paid for by the company - CPC, NVQs
  • Pension scheme
  • Christmas party
  • Bupa medical insurance
  • Bonus scheme
  • On-line discounts on great products
  • The chance to get ahead and work for the leading distributor
  • Opportunities to work with a prestigious client base