Traffic Planner

£30k per year + Benefits
17 Nov 2016
15 Dec 2016
Stobart Group
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an excellent opportunity for a Traffic Planner to join our team in Widnes.

Job Title: Traffic Planner

Location: Widnes

Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday, 07:30 – 18:00

Salary: Up to £30,000 depending on experience

Stobart Group is an Infrastructure and Support Services business operating in the biomass energy, railway maintenance and aviation sectors as well as having investments in a property and logistics portfolio.

Traffic Planner – What’s the role?

- To contribute towards the efficient running of the transport fleet

- Build a successful and professional rapport with drivers

- Planning responsibility for a dedicated number of trucks throughout the UK

- Create legal and profitable haulage plans in line with agreed targets / contracts

Traffic Planner - What will I be responsible for?

- Develop and deploy the transport plan ensuring compliance with legal requirements

- Ensuring system housekeeping is constantly completed, particularly:

- Ensure regular updates on Mandata ensuring all orders have confirmed arrival/departure times

- Utilise Mandata tracking system to monitor resource

- Monitor and report empty legs

- Ensure daily revenue sheets are updated and reviewed to improve profitability of vehicles

- Check resource availability for the shift

- Monitor driver start/finish and night out locations and highlight repeated issues to Ops

- Review wastage report and speak with drivers escalating to operations any repeat offenders

- Ensure all late deliveries are communicated via customer service

- Ensure vehicles/drivers shifts are fully utilised

- Ensuring there is ongoing verbal communication with the drivers/customers

- Ensuring communication between all internal and external parties are positive and appropriate

- Ensuring there is clear daily communication between day and night shifts, utilising the nightshift handover document

- Managing drivers hours in relation to customer requirements and volume demand

- Understanding and achieving specific targets regarding utilisation, loaded, empty legs

- Understanding and putting into practice communication from Managers regarding:

- Trailer type utilisation

- Monitoring TLC customers

- Populate all trailer numbers in Mandata daily

- Monitor unallocated loads ensuring all work is covered by end of shift

- Maintaining Customer Performance by:

- Building relationships and strong communications with specific customers assigned to you by your planning manager, dealing with any problems that may occur and managing expectations/KPIs

- Deal with out of hours planning issues and highlight to Planning Manager any that can’t be resolved

- Communicating with the department any issues affecting customer performance

To submit your CV for this exciting Traffic Planner opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ now.

The successful applicant will be rewarded with a package including company pension scheme and uniform.

This Traffic Planner role may be relevant if you have previous experience as a Transport Engineer, Contracts Manager, Bulk Traffic Planner, Transport Manager, Traffic Operator, Senior Traffic/Transport Planner, Fleet Manager, Logistics Co-Ordinator.