As a Transport Planner you will be scheduling, and co-ordinating company fleet, drivers, and crew members. They will also manage day to day issues, ensuring completion of routes and efficiency is maximised. They will be the point of contact for team members issues and will support the team where necessary.
Experience required in transport planning/scheduling role
Ability to work under own initiative with strong motivational skills
Strong communication interpersonal skills
Proficient in Microsoft office suite
Strong team player, Customer Focused
Be self-motivated and ambitious and enjoy working in a busy environment.
Reports to the Transport Manager
Become a key member of the transport team
Operate closely with the transport manager to ensure constant communications with vehicles, drivers, and on-board systems to meet service requirements.
Merge customer requirements and driver/vehicle availability with daily and weekly transport plans and communicate with all parties to ensure sufficient capacity and flexibility.
Manage route planning and reviewing existing routes of commercial and domestic customers.
Schedule and coordinate drivers and crew members based on forecasted peak business levels.
Communicate professionally and effectively with team members, drivers, and crew to harness good working relations
Check crews are compliant with site agreements, health and safety standards and defect reporting.
Sending updates to drivers as necessary
Inputting jobs onto transport management systems
Ensure company procedures and quality service are maintained always