Assistant Transport Planner

14 Sep 2020
12 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Transport Planner

Location: Scunthorpe

Who are we?

Bibby Distribution Ltd has been operating under the Bibby Line Group umbrella since 1985 servicing household names from our 40 locations across the UK.

Our People?

We're proud to be powered by our people -they're the heart of our success. A family owned business dating back over 200 years, we have a vibrant mix of colleagues up and down the country. From drivers, walkers, hikers, swimmers, runners, painters, singers and everything in between! Living our values by 'Working Together' and 'Trusting Each other' means that you are bound to meet people who will become friends along the way.

A bit about the role:

Excellent opportunities exist within Bibby Distribution Limited for an Assistant Transport Planner to become part of our team, based at our operation in Scunthorpe. Based on a 45-hour week, working Monday - Friday, working 13:00 - 21:00. You'll be committed to delivering a first class service to our business and customers.

You'll be supporting all aspects of the distribution and despatch process, including customer service and administration.

A day in the life as an Assistant Transport Planner for Bibby Distribution might look like:

Maintenance and Management of the Transport Management System (TMS).
Ensure effective and efficient use of driver and vehicle resources.
Ensuring customer requirements are administered in a timely, controlled and recorded manner.
Liaise, support and develop effective working relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
Promote effective and efficient standards of work, in order to comply with transport legislation, company policy and Health & Safety legislation.
Promotion and adherence to site policy and procedure.
Managing Driver hours, WTD rules.
To carry out investigations or incident reports in relation to any vehicle incidents when necessary.
Ensure all agency drivers are inducted correctly and Compliance is monitored.
Manage tachograph infringements to ensure full compliance.
Manage driver briefing / de-briefing including downloading driver digicards.
Co-ordinate drivers including managing holiday and sickness cover.
Query investigation and resolution.
Preparing and submitting various KPI reports.
Record, monitor & be proactive in achieving improved fuel efficiency and better MPG..
Cross functional interaction (Warehouse / Drivers or Contractors / Customers).
Undertake any other duties that are reasonably requested.
What will make you a great fit for this role?

Good communication skills are essential with the ability to express empathy with customers
Excellent written and verbal skills are essential.
Experience resolving disputes in a fair and calm manner and be able to identify issues, which could potentially become problematic and avoid situations arising.
Report writing on Customer Service activity and proposed recommendations on how improvements could be made for the benefit of the company and its customers.
Planning or scheduling experience
Knowledge of Drivers Hours, Tachograph and WTD legislation.
Knowledge of Health & Safety.
Knowledge of transport systems.
Strong negotiating skills.
Ability to grasp new ideas, develop and assist in implementing better working practices and methods.
Good spoken and written communication skills
Confidence, tact and a persuasive manner
Good organisational and time management skills
Good 'people skills' for working with a range of colleagues and customers.
Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Word & Excel).
Ability to work on own initiative, demonstrates organisational skills.
Change management skills
Commitment to role and site objectives.
Always strive to improve personally and professionally.
Let's talk perks???

Job share available on most roles to suit successful candidate
Discounts on days out, tickets, gym memberships, retailers, restaurants and more!
Some of this month's picks - 30% off Adidas, 10% off Apple, 4% off Tesco!
Free cash healthcare scheme for all employees including dependent children; 24/7 counselling & support, 24/7 GP helpline, dental, health screening & more
Free eye care vouchers for VDU users; (free eye test & discount on glasses)
Discount on mobile phone contracts with EE;
Free CPC training
Opportunity to win awards for good telematics scores
Expanding portfolio of training opportunities
28 days holiday including bank holidays (okay okay okay ,we know this is an entitlement we just wanted to remind you!)
Much more!
Ready to set the wheels in motion?

What are you waiting for! Apply now! Successful applicants will be invited to a face to face interview, as well as seeing their operation in person.

They can't wait to meet you