Transport Planner (Shift 16:00-24:00)

Sexton Recruitment
Up to £27,000 per annum
12 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Transport Planner, Crick - £25,000 to £27,000 House of work: Monday to Friday, 14:00 – 22:00 Commutable from: Crick, Daventry, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Lutterworth, Market Harborough An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Transport Planner to join a friendly, family run logistics business. Based out of their operation in Crick, this is an exciting time to be joining the team. Working on the afternoon shift (16:00-24:00), you will be responsible for planning multi-drop transport movements around the UK, on a day 1 for day 2 basis ensuring maximum utilisation of vehicles whilst minimising cost. This will be done utilising an in-house fleet of up to 30 vehicles and 20 drivers. It will therefore be up to you to maximise both vehicle and driver resource to affect the plan in the most cost effective manner. You will also need to work closely with the warehouse team to ensure outbound loads are configured correctly and ready on time. Paramount to this role is the ability to work closely with the customer. This will include face to face communication and regular updates regarding the status of the daily transport plan. You will also support the Shift Manager with fleet & driver compliance including accident reporting and investigations. This challenging role requires previous transport planning experience within a fast paced distribution environment. Naturally you will need to have a good geographical knowledge of the UK, experience of driver’s hours’ legislation, be able to prioritise and possess excellent communication skills in order to interact effectively with the customer. You will also need to have a positive attitude and be a team player who is well organised, can adapt to changing situations effectively and can prioritise duties under pressure. Experience of planning using a transport management system would also be advantageous. The salary for this position is up to £27,000 25 days’ holiday and pension scheme. Working hours will be Monday to Friday, 16:00–24:00, however a flexible approach is key. So, if you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role then please apply. Sexton Recruitment specialise in placing logistics professionals throughout the UK. We handle warehouse, distribution and transport management vacancies, and place all levels of permanent and interim logistics staff. This job was originally posted as