Operations Planner (Delivery Drivers) - Automotive Logistics Leader

Birmingham, West Midlands
£24,595 + Benefits
12 Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Operations Planner (Delivery Drivers) - Automotive Logistics Leader
£24,595 + Benefits

++ Excellent career-development opportunity for a skilled Planner with experience in distribution / logistics to plan work for the driver workforce (employed, self-employed, agency) for this industry leader ++

Are you ready to join Europe’s largest Vehicle Logistics Company?

We have been bringing together buyers and sellers for nearly 70 years. Starting in 1946 as Southern Counties Car Auctions, we were one of the first companies to let people across the UK buy and sell a wide range of cars at auction, from budget run-arounds to exotic imports.

At our first auction we sold 14 cars and generated proceeds of £2,300; today we sell more than one million vehicles annually and are Europe’s largest vehicle re-marketing company.

We are the logistics division of the UK’s number one provider of vehicle remarketing logistics services for the automotive sector.

We offer a full range of services and solutions to support our customers through the whole process of vehicle inspections, collection and deliveries, vehicle demonstrations and refurbishment. From a single vehicle movement to a complete fleet located nationwide – we have it covered.


+ Ensure all work is planned in accordance with Customer Service level Agreements.
+ Ensure all the jobs/movements on the system are planned and allocated to the available driver workforce.
+ Meet time deadlines on particular work – MORR, EVA training, etc
+ Ensure that the work planned to assist the Recruitment Executives in their Recruitment process in that it is efficient and productive to assist in the full training of all new drivers. E.g. EVA, Induction, Bronze and Silver Training
+ To be aware of clients requirements when allocating drivers (time restraints, time windows and expectations, EPOD requirements)
+ To be aware of Customer/Business access constraints.
+ Inform Customer Service of any problems and or delays
+ Respond quickly to real-time events (Auto-route) such as traffic delays, breakdowns and last minute requests
+ To be aware of individual drivers skills and abilities (licence type), balance driver hours (WTD) and balance pay for drivers.
+ Search for extra drivers who are available to cover additional jobs/movements
+ Re-plan the job movements, where required, due to failures, aborts, breakdowns, etc.
+ Liaise with Recruitment to ensure driver coverage is at optimum levels and to discuss recruitment requirements.
+ Reduce travel expenses and travelling distance between jobs.
+ Such other duties as may reasonably be requested.

Essential Skills:

+ Strong communication skills - verbal and written
+ Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure
+ Computer literate with a good understanding of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
+ Strong focus on data quality and accuracy
+ Excellent organisational and time management skills
+ Previous experience with planning, co-ordination, creating contingencies and solutions

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Transport Planner, Driver Logistics Allocator, Logistics Administrator, Transport Administrator, Transport Coordinator, Automotive Logistics Planner, Driver Liaison, Vehicle Allocator, Driver Allocator.

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