Transport Planner - Runcorn - 4on 4off

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Posted 20th July 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Transport Planner to join our team in Runcorn, 4 days on 4 days off.

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 on a day-to-day basis. The Transport Planner will help deliver first-class customer service through agreed KPI’s that maximise vehicle and manpower utilisation within a targeted budget.

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
  • Effective planning to minimise running costs, and meet vehicle daily revenue target maintaining customer service
  • Briefing and debriefing 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 all planning systems are updated to reflect any changes KPI's
  • Responsible for providing a detailed and accurate handover to next shift if required
  • Maintaining driver and depot communication
  • Ensuring drivers have the correct jobs
  • 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
  • Planning drivers work to align to vehicle periodic maintenance and defect repairs
  • Liaise with Site Managers, to obtain and provide key information such as ETAs
  • Escalating any customer issues and drivers’ issues to the Operations Manager/Transport Manager
  • Any other duties assigned by line manager

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of working as a Transport Planner within a busy, fast paced transport office
  • Hiab and flatbed planning experience
  • Driver management
  • 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, 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.

Shift Pattern:

6am - 6pm


Depending on experience 

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