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Transport Planner

Salary £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Location Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00044826
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

A leading manufacturing business in Peterborough is looking for a Transport Planner to come and join their growing team. This is a really exciting time to join through a period of growth for them and will see you have sole responsibility for a new division within their team.

The role;

  • Managing a fleet of up to 15 vehicles you will be responsible for ensuring all loads are planned and passing these details onto the logistics teams to ensure that vehicles are loaded correctly.
  • You will be managing the routing of all vehicles finding the most efficient routes for the drivers keeping costs to a minimum.
  • Managing all planning in line with the drivers working hours and ensuring working time directive (WTD) is adhered to.
  • Responsibility for ensuring all clearance and delivery targets are achieved.
  • Working closely with the logistics team you will be targeted to spread the volume of the loads across the week.
  • Liaising with agencies daily and weekly to ensure the correct level of staff resources are available.
  • Working with both the Transport Manager and Logistics Manager you will plan all transport resources for peak operations.
  • Assisting with the legal compliance ensuring everything is documented in the correct place.

The person

  • You will have had previous experience of using Paragon.
  • As the role is analytical you will be great on Excel and if you understand demand planning that is an added bonus!
  • It is not essential to be a CPC holder but if you have it that will be great!
  • You will be experienced in working within a fast paced transport office with experience of planning within FMCG.
  • Due to the nature of the role you do need to have a full UK driving licence as some travel may be required for the role.

The hours of the role are primarily Monday-Friday (office hours!) however due to the nature of the business there will be a need for the occasional evening and weekend working. The successful candidate will also be the out of hours point of contact for the drivers.

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