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Transport Planner - Pallets

This ESSEX based Transport company are proud members of both a successful and efficient Pallet and Parcel Network , which allows them to offer a wider range of services to their loyal and growing client base. Due to unprecedented growth, the client is looking to add a new member of their team to their growing CHELMSFORD office.

The role is a TRANSPORT PLANNER to specialise in the PALLET DISTRIBUTION side of the business.

Job Description:
- The successful applicant will be responsible for planning, routing and executing out the PALLET DELIVERIES ensuring that vehicles are utilised to maximum effect, complimenting existing work and contracts, as well as ensuring that loads are fulfilled on-time and loaded correctly.
- The role requires strong organisational skills; combined with an ability to problem-solve and think on ones-feet to ensure that the above objectives are met.
- 11 vehicles to be routed
- Pallets in daily from Hubs
- Track vehicle movements
- Resolve Driver issues
- Ensure vehicles aren't over weight
- Organise collections from Customers
- Previous experience in such a role is essential.

Essential Skills Required:
- Previous Load Planning experience ideally in Pallet Distribution is essential, along with knowing what loads go on what trucks
- Excellent computer and IT skills.
- Demonstrable people skills and an approachable manner, whilst at the same time demonstrate assertiveness to ensure goals are reached.
- A strong work ethic.
- Ability to quickly make decisions and solve problems under own initiative.
- An excellent knowledge of Drivers' Hours and Working Time Directive.
- Ability to manage and coach new and existing drivers and team members.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Give strong instruction and monitor the performance of drivers through briefing & de-briefing.
- Excellent administration skills, ensuring that paperwork is completed accurately and on time.
- The successful applicant will be required to work a Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm

Rate of pay £30,000 - £35,000
25 Days Holiday, plus Bank Holiday
Immediate start for the right candidate.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Hours . Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm

52 Vehicles in the fleet
2 Sites in the company
circa 75 staff including drivers and warehouse


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- South East, Essex
Benefits:£30,000-35,000 basic salary; pension; 25 days holiday plus bank holidays; Monday to Friday 8:30am-6:30pm
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Paul Wilson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: pwilson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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