Posted 2 weeks ago
- £30000 - £36000/annum
- Expires: 2022-07-15
- Sandwich, Kent
- About Company
Company – Leading Kent Based Transport and Logistics Company
Job Title – Transport Planner
Location – Sandwich, Kent
Salary – £33,000 – £36,000 + benefits
On behalf of our client, we are currently recruiting for a Transport Planner to join a working team in a busy transport environment.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in a similar role within the Transport Industry (UK and Europe) and enjoy working as part of team in a busy fast paced working environment.
Skills and Experience
Managers CPC Qualification is an advantage but not essential.
Knowledge of drivers hours/working time regulations.
Excellent communication skills with an ability to liaise effectively with drivers, customers, work colleagues and members of the public is a requirement.
A very professional and friendly telephone manner is essential to the role.
Good geographical knowledge of the UK would also be beneficial.
Outstanding customer service skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills and be able to adapt to a changing environment and to take responsibility for decisions made at short notice as and when required.
Very good organisational skills to keep on top of a variety of essential time specific tasks.
Adept at developing new business/clients to aid continued growth of the company
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite/Google Docs.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake the daily planning for 16-20 vehicles. Meeting timed deliveries as required by customers and finding suitable UK reloads.
Liaising with the drivers throughout the day and monitoring their progress to ensure they complete required work in the required timescales.
Communicating effectively with customers to keep them informed of the progress of their deliveries.
Organising the shipment of trailers by booking them on relevant sailings to ensure operation runs smoothly.
Responsible for providing new quotes to existing and new customers.
Reviewing current practises to ensure the business is using the most cost effective solution.
Support colleague with maintenance/repairs of vehicles and trailers, such as creating schedules and monitoring costs.
Have an awareness of industry compliance and relevant legislation that the operation is subject to.
Answering any incoming phone calls and dealing with them in the appropriate way.
Imputing company data on a variety or spreadsheets/ systems.
Carry out any other tasks required to keep the transport office and vehicles/drivers running efficiently.
Learning other roles within the business to assist in the future.
Hours of Work
Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm (40 hours per week). Occasional out of hours calls as and when required.
Holiday – 25 days A/L plus bank holidays (including 3 A/L days to be taken over the Christmas shutdown period)