Transport Planner (Nights)

  • Location: North West
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Discipline: Warehousing and Logistics
  • Posted: 28 November 2022
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Mpeople Recruitment are currently seeking an experienced and thorough Transport Planner (Nights) on behalf of our client who are a reputable and thriving logistics provider based in Rochdale.

  • Location: Rochdale (OL16)
  • Hours of work: 22:30 – 07:30, Sunday PM to Friday AM (Nights)
  • Salary: Between £30,000 - £36,000
  • Benefits: 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, advanced company pension, and free parking


The Transport Planner will be responsible for the cost-effective and coordination of deliveries and collections within a specified area, and for any associated administrative tasks.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Plan delivery and collection routes for next day
  • Communicate with the business’ partner regarding repair and maintenance schedule for the fleet
  • Focus on cost efficiency in terms of planning without compromising on quality
  • Driver briefing prior to their departures
  • Management of agency cover resource in conjunction with daytime team
  • Responsibility on shift for the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) as well as other data which presents itself during the shift
  • Manage and allocate collections for Drivers and ensure they are putting in the right tour/relation
  • Administration for all consignments ensuring accurate coding 
  • Management of driver and vehicle schedules and arrivals
  • Short Distance despatch and support
  • 2nd Tour planning processing
  • Driver and Vehicle Audits to be carried out
  • Managing and supporting Warehouse/ Short Distance Planning team with fleet discrepancies, load planning and any additional issues that may arise
  • Managing and supporting warehouse with Euro Inbound arrivals to incorporate all administration duties via Domino during the shift
  • Communication to sending branches, correspondents and internal contacts for late arrivals
  • Effective communication with other departments in Rochdale and the UK as well as other branches in the Network ensuring good working relationships, and ensuring agreed service levels are met
  • Ensure that all reporting procedures are complied with and that all paperwork is accurate and efficiently handled including but not limited to POD’s, CUIF’s loading and unloading paperwork
  • Effective communication using the appropriate handovers and verbal dialect with the day shift team, and all involved

The required traits, skills, and background:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within transport planning and UK road operations is essential
  • Experience of planning multi-drop vehicles is essential
  • Experience of working closely with and managing drivers is also essential
  • A good geographical knowledge of England (mainly the North)
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to listen, and the enthusiasm to delivery a high level of customer service
  • Able to maintain attention to detail and high levels of accuracy within a fast-paced demanding environment
  • Problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work efficiently independently and on your own initiative


Please note that Mpeople Recruitment cannot always respond to all applicants due to the high volume of CV's received on a daily basis. Should you not receive a response within 5 working days please accept this as not been successful. Mpeople wish you all the best in your job search

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