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Graduate Operations/Planning

Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
£24,000 but this comes with a 30% uplift once on shift
Sector
Logistics
Degree Discipline & Classification
Degree in business, logistics, analytical or economics related fields
UCAS Points
N/A
Job Ref
TGR2117

About Our Client

Our client is one of the most successful logistics companies in the United Kingdom today, providing supply chains solutions to a wide portfolio of customers. The Company has a turnover of c. £400m, growing eightfold in the last decade.

As well as being the country’s largest privately owned container transport operator, in recent years the Company has diversified into other sectors of the international supply chain, offering port-centric, rail-connected warehousing, distribution, off-dock container storage and other transport-related services, including truck sales.

The business combines talented transport professionals, leading edge IT systems, an unrivalled national network of port-based and inland depots and a modern fleet of carbon-friendly vehicles. Our client’s reputation is based on delivering consistent, high quality, cost-effective transport and related services to its customers and setting the benchmark in all of the sectors it serves.

Our client has a large portfolio of blue-chip customers, including retailers like ASDA, IKEA, John Lewis, Amazon and TESCO, as well some of the world’s largest container shipping lines and freight forwarders.

Today, they handle up to 15,500 moves a week with a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles and employs 1,100+ highly flexible staff and drivers across 19 locations, from South Shields to Southampton. In a rapidly changing transport landscape, our client is a business focussed on meeting the needs of its clients every time.

Roles & Responsibilities

Our client that is based in Milton Keynes is looking for Graduates who want a challenging and rewarding career with a market leader, this will be a permanent role to help with ambitious plans within their Distribution Network.

If you are a bright, sharp, articulate and confident individual keen to work hard and develop a career at speed but also work as part of a successful team, then this is the company for you.

Previous experience within Transport or Distribution is preferred, however not essential as full training is provided.

Career progression is limitless, driven by your personal commitment, ambition and desire to succeed. With such a diverse business profile, customer portfolio and geographic coverage, you can enjoy a long and rewarding career with a true market leader.

Initial duties will involve:

  • Planning/routing
  • Driver debrief – excellent communication required
  • Tachograph analysis
  • Resource allocation
  • Communication
  • Damaged goods procedures
  • Knowledge of legislation
  • Paperwork handling
  • Fuel management
  • Compliance management
  • Any other relevant duties

HOURS OF WORK: Please note when you first start you will work Monday to Friday 6-4, 7-5 or 8-6 (1 hour lunch). This will then move onto a 4 on 4 off Night shift, night pattern would be 18:00 to 06:00.

Skills Required

  • Degree in business, logistics, analytical or economics related fields
  • Live within the Milton Keynes area
  • Outstanding initiative
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Dynamic, ambitious, driven & self-motivated
  • Proactive
  • Solutions orientated
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Confident communicator
  • Demonstrate experience in the transport/logistics sector – desirable
  • IT literate, with excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have full driving license and own transport

Benefits

  • Company car or car allowance equivalent once employee has become a planner
  • Discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Pension: After 12 months you can join the Company contributory pension scheme (Employee contributes 6% and Company contributes 6%)

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