Transport Planner

The SmartList
25000.00 GBP Annual
19 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference: TSLMC0161
Vacancy: Transport Planner
Location: Birmingham
Salary: GBP20,000-GBP25,000 per annum, dependent on experience. Excellent training opportunities available
Hours: Full time, Monday-Friday + half day every other Saturday
Closing Date for Applications: 16th March 2018

The Company: Our client, founded in 1960, is a well-respected supplier of "Second to none" service within the Transport & Distribution industry and has one of the largest privately owned fleets in Birmingham. Due to expansion, there is currently an exciting opportunity for a Transport Planner to join the team.

The Role: As a Transport Planner, your role will include briefing and debriefing drivers, liaising with customers and drivers on a regular basis and dealing with real-time driver issues. You will also be involved in active monitoring of driver loads and customer requirements which can change on a minute-by-minute basis.

There are excellent opportunities to progress within this role and our client is a strong advocate of training and promotion within the business.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Briefing and debriefing drivers
  • Liaising with customers and drivers regularly
  • Dealing with real-time driver issues
  • Active monitoring of driver loads
  • Active monitoring of customer requirements

The Candidate: To be considered for the role of Transport Planner, you must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Previous transport and distribution experience is essential, alongside good knowledge of road networks and a full UK driving licence. Previous automotive experience and aspirations to progress within the business are highly desirable.

Essential Candidate Criteria:
  • Transport and distribution experience
  • Good knowledge of UK road networks
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT literacy
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

Desirable Candidate Criteria:

  • Automotive industry experience
  • Aspirations to progress within the business - i.e. to management CPC level

Are you the Transport Planner that we are looking for based in Birmingham? If YES, then hit the 'Apply' button now where you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and attach your CV for review.