Transport Planner

MEM Recruitment

Salary Offered

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Job Description:

MEM Recruitment Northampton is currently recruiting for a Transport Planner to join our team(s) based in Bolton.

We’re looking for a new Transport Planner to work in our highly motivated, inclusive and productive Transport Team that delivers a high-quality, cost-effective transportation service and support our colleagues in operations, commercial teams and the overall network.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all collections and deliveries (HGV and Van fleet) are planned in most optimum way and in line with compliance and business agreed SLA’S
  • Build relationships with internal and external service providers and clients, networking proactively across the business to ensure efficient sharing of information
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the operation and process in regards to handovers, forecasts and capacity of the network in order to plan effectively and react to demands of the business
  • Review KPI’s with regards to collection and delivery performance and take action in areas in need of improvement
  • Update and maintain transport systems to provide the most accurate data for review and analysis
  • Understand and plan in line with regulations on driving hours, working time directives and road legalities
  • Consider cost impact of planning and take decisive actions to ensure the operation runs to budget. Think of wider impact to the business in everything you plan and support team in making changes to improve and optimise the network
  • Deliver on cost savings initiatives in line with personal and business objectives. This will involve optimisation; process change and analysis of data on forecast vs actuals

We would welcome applications with the following skills; Transport Planner, Administration, Planning, Transport Management, Process Management, Cost Management, SLAs, Client Relationship Management, Customer Service, Admin, IT Literate, Analysis, Reporting, Driving Regulations, Legislation, Compliance

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent people skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Planning, prioritising and organisation skills and accuracy when maintaining records
  • To be flexible with hours of work as evening and weekend work may be required in line with business requirements
  • IT Literate, intermediate MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Strong analytical skills – Able to analyse data, spot trends, draw conclusions and make recommendations to Management. Numerate with a methodical approach
  • The ability to generate reports
  • Good Geographical and UK road network knowledge
  • Previous experience in the use of transport systems, TMS and tracking

Additional Information:

  • Full-time position

Rates of pay:

  • £26,000 to £28,800, Per Annum

We’re taking applications now, so don’t wait around, the roles are filling as quickly as they arrive. Register your interest today to get on the list.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

MEM Recruitment Northampton
10a Cheyne Walk

01604 266909


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