Transport Planner / Distribution Controller - Logistics

Purfleet, Essex, England
£24000 - £26000 per annum
21 Nov 2016
19 Dec 2016
Alanna Doyle
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Transport Planner

Location: Purfleet

Salary: £24,000 to £26,000 per annum

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 2nd December 2016

The company is a global logistics and supply chain company that aims to create a competitive advantage for their customers through a greater choice of products and services, a determined focus on how they can add value and increase efficiency and industry leading standards of SHEQ.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Matching customer orders and requirements to available suitable resources.
  • Assigns resources to drivers and instructs drivers accordingly.
  • Prepares schedules indicating times of arrival and departure of vehicles.
  • Order entry.
  • Driver debrief.
  • Regularly update in-house computer systems.
  • Communicates / Interacts on a regular basis with drivers, contract managers, other internal departments and Sub Contractors.
  • Prepares and adheres to weekly list of vehicles and tankers for Service / MOT as per Company schedule and Defect procedure.
  • Monitors and complies with Working Time Directive and drivers hours rules & regulations.
  • Notify customers and process additional cost claims as per the depot procedure.
  • Provides cover for other members of the transport office team.

Key Requirements:

The successful candidate will have significant traffic office experience preferably gained within the logistics sector. Previous experience of dealing with the transportation of bulk liquids would be beneficial.

  • Able to organise work load in a consistent and methodical way.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a relationship builder 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.
  • Good team player.
  • Numerate and IT literate.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office would be advantageous.
  • Good understanding of operations.
  • Learns quickly, able to develop a good knowledge of the organisation and its people
  • A CPC qualification would be a distinct advantage.

The candidate will be of a good standard of education with a strong working knowledge of software packages. You will have exceptional planning and prioritising skills and ideally coming from a busy traffic office background.

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