Transport Planner

  • Job Reference: ACATP
  • Date Posted: 24 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Acapella Recruitment
  • Location: Wednesbury, West Midlands, England
  • Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Perm
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Transport Planner



Our client is looking for a highly organized Transport Planner / Administrator to aid their transport department. You will be carrying out administrative duties within the transport office, taking on planning responsibilities and providing customer services. Experience of Tachograph & WTD laws is beneficial, and a general knowledge of UK geography, road haulage / pallet networks essential.

Transport Planner / Administrator Responsibilities:

  • Processing bookings, invoices, and entering costs on an in house system
  • Booking in collections / deliveries to & from customers, as well as booking freight into the warehouse
  • POD monitoring for all drivers / sub contractors
  • Producing KPI reports
  • Monitoring drivers tachograph infringements
  • Liaising with drivers to ensure customers & managers are kept up to date with drivers progress on a daily basis
  • Handling customer queries and escalating serious complaints to management
  • Holiday cover on planning desk

Transport Planner / Administrator Requirements:

  • At least 2 years experience as a Transport Planner / Transport Administrator
  • UK Geographical knowledge essential
  • Experience in processing orders, costs and PODs.
  • Knowledge of Working Time Directive, Tachograph laws & transport compliance
  • Superb time management and organizational skills
  • Very good communication skills both internally & externally
  • Problem solving and attention to detail are essential
  • Ability to work alone, manage the workload and be able to work under pressure
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel

Working hours are Monday to Friday, some flexibility is required on shifts so for example there may be slightly earlier starts / finishes (8am-4pm), or slightly later starts/finishes (10am-6pm) etc.

Salary is negotiable and depends on experience, guideline range being approximately: £20k-£25k.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply ASAP!

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