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Transport Planner

Our client a leading Freight Forwarding company is looking to appoint a Transport Planner you will report to the Transport Manager and work closely with the Operations and Warehouse teams based at customers premises in Dewsbury

You will plan, direct and control the activities of the transport fleet including sub-contractors to optimise cost-effectiveness and use of resources, providing a high-quality service to both internal and external customers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an international Freight Forwarding, eCommerce & Logistics company as a Transport Planner, this organisation is well established and has grown organically year on year to become the business they are today.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Consistently produce optimum vehicle, work and route allocation in terms of timings and cost. Ensure the fair and legally compliant distribution of driver work and complete the drivers debrief process correctly;
Develop a network of national transport services to ensure services are delivered cost effectively;
Liaise with account executives, customers and associate companies as required, to ensure that deliveries and collections are organised and conducted in line with customer requirement;
Actively seek to understand customer operational requirements and identify any service or delivery concerns or failures;
Ensure delivery issues are fully communicated to operational teams and resolved timely;
Ensure that we are fully compliant with both driver and vehicle statutory and legislative requirements;
Manage a portfolio of approved suppliers
Maintain a road worthy fleet including organising ad-hoc or regular servicing of vehicles;
Assist in the development of the Companys transport strategy to maximise profitability and return on investment;
Work with all other transport teams throughout the Company to support their work requirements as needed and maximise internal revenue wherever possible;
Constantly review tariffs to ensure that we are both competitive and sensitive to market conditions;
Produce KPI and financial reports where required; and
Any other duties as required by management for the smooth and efficient operation of the department.

In order to apply for this role, you will have a transport planning background and will have planned a transport fleet and well as experience of managing sub contact drivers This role is based on a customer premises for a freight forwarder so you will need to be very customer-focused and aware

Benefits
£24,000 to £26,000 circa
Pension
Childcare vouchers and Cycle to work scheme
Refer a friend scheme






Details

Job Type:Permanent
Location:- North, Yorkshire West
Benefits:£24,000-26,000 basic salary; pension; childcare vouchers; cycle to work scheme; refer a friend scheme
Branch:Freight Personnel
Ref:39520/FP15793/K
Consultant:Karen Kempson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: kkempson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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