Transport Planner with West European languages

Barron Wood Distribution Ltd.
07 Oct 2016
06 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Preston, Lancashire Barron Wood Distribution is a privately owned company established in 1993, providing transport solutions to a wide range of customers. With annual sales of £51m we currently move around 700 loads every day within the UK & Europe. Due to continued growth, we are looking for transport planners with Western European languages and experience of working in a transport planning environment, or for a freight forwarder. German or Spanish speakers are preferred, and knowledge of either Italian or French is an advantage. This is an ideal occasion to join an entrepreneurial company. The role will suit a commercially minded individual with excellent communication skills, used to dealing with customers, managing and appointing sub-contractors and with knowledge of the European road transport market. Experience of other modes of transport would be an advantage. Whilst experience is preferred, we are willing to train the right candidates should they apply. The role: - - Taking client orders and delivering a first class service whilst ensuring that requirements are met. - Negotiating transport costs to attain the best service / cost ratios - Communication with suppliers throughout the day to ensure the transport plan is being achieved. - Resolution of any transport related issues in conjunction with the operations team. - Identifying new business flows - Managing sub-contractors and finding new partners Skills & experience required:- - Requires organisation and enthusiasm - Excellen t communication skills and telephone manner are a pre-requisite. - Knowledge of driver’s hours & vehicle operating legislation a plus. - Good UK and European geographical knowledge. - An International CPC holder would have an advantage. - Experience of working with owner drivers & subcontractors would be beneficial. - One or more European languages would be desirable. - 3 years of traffic office experience is preferred. What we can offer: - - A highly competitive salary (dependent on experience) with the scope to advance earnings potential through performance. - 20 days holidays, plus statutory holidays. - An enjoyable working environment with supportive colleagues in a modern office, and the opportunity to join a young a highly professional team of European nationals. - The scope for promotion & progression in a rapidly growing, high ly successful business . NO AGENCIES PLEASE. This job was originally posted as