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Planner

Location
Multiple Locations - M1 Corridor
Salary
Multiple Locations - M1 Corridor
Sector
Logistics
Degree Discipline & Classification
2+ Years proven experience as a planner within the transport/logistics sector
UCAS Points
N/A
Job Ref
TGR 1978

About Our Client

Our client is 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. £220m, 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

Today, our client handles 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, this is a business focussed on meeting the needs of its clients every time.

Roles & Responsibilities

• Initial duties will involve:
• Planning/routing
• Driver debrief – excellent communication required
• Tachograph analysis
• Facilitate the transport of products from one destination to another. Arrange transportation, schedule staff, and orchestrate deliveries to meet customer demand with little to no delay
• Receives products and coordinates delivery
• Manages activities throughout the order fulfilment and transportation cycle to make sure established deadlines are met
• Oversees inventory of goods and vehicles
• Continually reviews costs, transportation rates, and/or the prices to keep costs down where possible
• Streamlines transportation processes
• Using internal systems

Skills Required

• 2 years + proven experience as a planner within the transport/logistics sector
• Strong communicator
• Problem solving ability
• Good understanding of industry laws and regulations
• Good attention to detail
• Team player
• IT literate
• Focused and motivated
• Understands the need to work under pressure and to deadlines
• Outstanding initiative
• Excellent work ethic
• Driving licence

Benefits

Four weeks plus bank holidays, after 3 years entitlement increases by 3 days, Discretionary bonus scheme.

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