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Senior Transport Planner - UK Haulage & Pallet Dis

Exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 x Senior Transport Planners to work for a growing Haulage and Pallet Distribution business in the DUDLEY area.

The role is to work in a team of circa 8 staff in the Traffic office and will involve planning Full Loads, Groupage, Back Loads and Pallet Distibution (Network of 20 vehicles on Pallets)

The fleet consists of 100 vehicles including 70 Artics and 30 rigids

Roles & Responsibilities of a Transport Planner

- Act as the Senior Planner, overseeing other planners to ensure all vehicles routes are planned cost effectively every day.
- Communicate effectively with the other traffic planning team on a daily basis and get an immediate understanding of planned routes, vehicle allocations and driver availability.
- React to vehicle defects and driver absence and cover with agency staff if necessary, in line with company procedures.
- Preparation of customer paperwork. Maintain effective systems to ensure drivers receive the correct manifests and delivery paperwork including PDAs.
- Commence escalation plan in event of any failures and ensure the Customers are notified.
- Liaise with warehouse staff regarding pallet discrepancies and any other changes to planned routes and amend accordingly and ensuring all customers are promptly updated.
- Progress check allocated jobs throughout the day, especially timed and am slots and check and respond to messages.
- Answer and deal with other depot phone calls relating to their deliveries.
- Support company HR processes.
- Organise Backloads

The client is looking for experienced UK Transport Planners with a strong understanding of costings, as this is a key role in the business and a CPC is desirable.

£28,000 to £32,000 Basic, possibly £35,000
20 Days holiday


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- Midlands West
Benefits:£28-32k basic salary; pension; 20 days holiday
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Paul Wilson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: pwilson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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