Transport Planner

  • Location: West Yorkshire
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Discipline: Warehousing and Logistics
  • Posted: 9 September 2022

Our client now has an opportunity for a suitably experienced Transport Planner to join the team. This is a new role and so the opportunity exists for the right person to make their mark on a small but dedicated team within the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Talking to customers and dealing with questions.
  • Organising delivery of products on an OTIF basis
  • Liaising with the production team to ensure product is ready
  • Updating quotes as and when required.
  • Assisting with the collection of goods by couriers.
  • Processing orders when cover is needed.
  • Liaising with production to update customers
  • Ensuring that what is picked is accurately recorded and dispatched to a wide range of demanding customers
  • Liaising with customers to arrange booking slots whilst being conscious of transport routes and other deliveries so we remain efficient
  • Ensuring quality objectives and delivery deadlines are met
  • Responsible for tracking and managing the team’s performance
  • Maintaining statistical records
  • Maintain housekeeping standards to ensure a clean and safe workplace
  • All employees are responsible for ensuring company resources are used in an effective manner to ensure best operating costs
  • Be able to make appropriate decisions while following the company’s organisational structure
  • Maintaining high level of timekeeping is of the essence
  • Carrying out other tasks as may be reasonably requested by Line Manager that are within the role holder’s ability

Knowledge / Experience:

  • 5 years proven work experience as a transport planner or equivalent role
  • Hands on experience
  • Counterbalance forklift license is essential within this role
  • Good understanding of MS Office suite is essential
  • Some bathroom technical knowledge is desirable
  • Working with Sage 200 would be an advantage
  • Experience in Transport Road haulage legislation and planning

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