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Transport Planner

West Yorkshire   •   £24,000 - £28,000   •  Permanent

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  • Transport Planner
  • Leading General Haulage Business - West Yorkshire

About Our Client

Leading General Haulage Business based in West Yorkshire requires a Transport Planner to join them during an exciting period of growth.

Job Description

The Transport Planner will be required to be responsible for and undertake the following tasks.

  • Ensuring that all elements of the job are effectively communicated to drivers and sub-contractors.
  • To plan the effective utilisation of drivers, vehicles, sub-contractors and agencies ensuring that all Company sites are fully considered when doing so.
  • Ensure that all drivers are working within a safe environment and follow driver hours regulations.
  • Liaising with retail department teams to optimise fleet/driver utilisation, identifying and resolving problems affecting delivery on time.
  • Close liaison with other operators and team leaders to discuss efficiencies and agreed operational practices.
  • Effectively manage the balance between own fleet and sub contract requirements, identifying and suggesting any areas for improvement
  • Conducting investigations into accidents or issues of driver performance and raising with Team Leaders and HR to ensure they are dealt with efficiently and consistently.
  • Working alongside fleet to ensure timely return of vehicles
  • Working with Compliance to ensure trucks are legal and information is downloaded in a timely manner

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate MUST have the following experiences and WILL be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Have a Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain Background
  • Have a minimum of 2+ years transport planning / supervisory experience
  • Managed 20+ drivers in a high pressure environment
  • Experienced in dealing with drivers on a daily basis
  • Basic understanding of driver's hours regulations/Tachograph law
  • Have a good geographical knowledge
  • Be IT literate including good Excel skills
  • Be able to commute to Downham Market and surrounding areas
  • Be able to work the above shift pattern and hours

What's on Offer

The successful candidate will be offered a salary of up to £28,000 dependent upon experience.