Transport Planner

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Posted 23rd November 2022
Salary D.O.E

Job Purpose: A Transport Planner, will be responsible for controlling the efficient deployment and routing of delivery vehicles around the UK. This will include route planning, allocating resources and administrating delivery metrics daily. The Transport Planner will help deliver first-class customer service through agreed KPIs that maximise vehicle and manpower utilisation within a targeted budget. You will also contribute towards workplace health & safety standards whilst ensuring regulatory compliance is adhered to.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Plan workloads ensuring compliance with driver’s hours and working time directive legislation.
  • Using geographical knowledge to maximise the fleet ability to work
  • Successfully, plan the vehicles in such a way to minimise running costs, and maximise vehicle revenue
  • Briefing and De-briefing drivers starting and finishing their shift
  • Supervising and managing driver workloads
  • Sourcing extra drivers when needed
  • Reacting to route planning changes when needed and re-routing
  • Ensuring KPIs are met
  • Responsible for providing a detailed and accurate handover to the next shift
  • Maintaining driver and depot communication always
  • Ensuring drivers have the correct paperwork
  • Ensuring drivers are on time (using software installed)
  • Responsible for driver queries face-to-face and via telephone
  • Ensuring drivers are up to date with any road problems and challenging drivers when needed to ensure Deliveries are on time
  • Working within a team of planners, to achieve the common goal of effectively servicing our current client base
  • Liaise with the Transport Manager regarding the regular maintenance interval
  • Liaise with Site Managers, to obtain and provide key information such as ETAs

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience working as a Transport Planner within a busy, fast-paced transport office
  • Experience monitoring drivers
  • A solid understanding of transport operating systems
  • A knowledge of tachograph regulations
  • Able to organise workload in a consistent and methodical way
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, relationship building and a strong communicator
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and work to deadlines, without supervision and on their own initiative
  • High levels of drive and enthusiasm
  • Meticulous in their approach
  • Dynamic and proactive
  • Numerate and IT literate

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