Transport Planner

11th February 2021

Transport Planner

  • Commercial
  • Anywhere


Groomfield Recruitment are proud to be working with an outstanding Solihull based business to support them with the recruitment of a Driver / Transport Planner on a FULL TIME, PERMANENT basis.

Reporting to the Team Leader, duties will include but not be limited to –

  • Book work to the drivers throughout the day
  • To be aware of client’s requirements when allocating drivers
  • To be aware of individual drivers’ skills and abilities
  • Search for extra drivers who are available
  • Co-ordinate breakdowns
  • Enforce the company’s driver code of conduct to ensure a smart professional work force
  • Inform recruitment of any leavers
  • Inform of any problems or delays/ failures
  • Liaise with administration department to resolve driver pay issues / queries
  • Deal with complaints from drivers
  • Ensure all work is planned in accordance with Customer Service level Agreements.
  • Ensure all the jobs/movements on the system are planned and allocated to the available driver workforce.
  • To be aware of clients’ requirements when allocating drivers (time restraints, time windows and expectations, EPOD requirements)
  • To be aware of Customer/Business access constraints.
  • Respond quickly to real-time events (Auto-route) such as traffic delays, breakdowns and last-minute requests
  • To be aware of individual drivers’ skills and abilities (licence type), balance driver hours (WTD) and balance pay for drivers.
  • Search for extra drivers who are available to cover additional jobs/movements
  • Re-plan the job movements, where required, due to failures, aborts, breakdowns, etc.
  • Liaise with Management to ensure driver coverage is at optimum levels and to discuss recruitment requirements.
  • Reduce travel expenses and travelling distance between jobs.
  • Such other duties as may reasonably be requested

The successful applicant will be an experienced planner with knowledge of the road links in the UK. A confident communicator who is self-motivated and proactive.

In return a salary of £22,500 per annum is offered, working 8.30am to 6.30pm, with a 20-minute break plus a 30-minute lunch break. Working days are 4 days on and 4 days off so will include weekends.

Please apply.

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