Transport and Load Planner, West Midlands

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Transport
Location: West Midlands
Job type: Contract

Job Description

Our client is a distribution business who have sites across the UK. An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Transport and Load Planner. The role sits within a large and developing company who are in a period of growth. The role is based in the Midlands.

The 1-month role will revolve around the Creation and Management of the Transport and load plan to ensure proper inflow and outflow of material to the site. As well as adhering to legislation and reporting into the senior transport coordinator.

The role

Ensure that the Transport planning processes and procedures are adhered to and recorded correctly to ensure smooth site operation.
Arranging and planning vehicles for distribution UK wide.
Prepare route planning for a fleet of Artic's and Rigid's for new and existing business opportunities.
Use of software to produce daily & strategic transport schedules.
Plan multiple consignments into efficient loads.
Provide supporting information for supervising and managing driver workloads.
Monitor and report on driver working to Working Time Directive.
Produce transport plans that are both practical and achievable ensuring minimal cost and maximum profitability.
Communicate planned activities to relevant individuals within Transport Team and customers located across the UK & Ireland.
Produce KPI reports.

The candidate

Excellent customer service skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Confident stakeholder management skills.
Excellent organisational & time management skills.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Hardworking, positive and a flexible attitude to work.

What’s on offer

An exciting fixed term position within a large company in a period of exciting growth.
An opportunity for a well organised individual with good IT skills to join an experienced and proficient transport team which may be offered as a permanent role after the contract end.
Meet your consultant
David Cheeseman
david.cheeseman@drnewitt.com

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