Job Title: Transport Planner

Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits

Shift Pattern: Monday – Friday day shift

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire


Our client, a leading manufacturer and distributor of products for the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors, are seeking a dedicated Transport Planner to join their transport planning team. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and managing the transportation of goods efficiently and cost-effectively within a busy distribution operation.

The Benefits:

  • Basic salary of circa £35,000 per annum
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory days
  • Healthcare cash back scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Staff product discount
  • Discounted gym membership

The Role:

  • To deliver the most efficient delivery plan for the UK fleet
  • Develop effective planning measurement of performance and productivity, providing feedback and guidance where needed 
  • Drive results through historical data collection and market trend analytics, leading to actionable processes and metrics
  • Ensure compliance with transport laws and regulations
  • Implement process changes to improve operational performance
  • Support to develop cost analysis models and frameworks to support, prioritise and influence the Supply Chain team and other networks in the organisation. 
  • Highlights and drives change through the organisation through use of data and appropriate systems to manage cost and service to identify opportunities for improvement in the routing department
  • Analyse large amounts of data and draw conclusions, develop a project plan and execute the plan
  • Act as a liaison between routing, sales, transportation and operations teams
  • Complete analysis on new customers to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Work cross-departmentally to bolster analytics and reporting focused on Key Performance indicators

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous, recent experience in a similar role in a supply chain setting
  • IT literate with knowledge of PC-based transport scheduling systems
  • Tachograph, RTD/WTD knowledge with an understanding of O licence compliance
  • Experience face-to-face management of drivers
  • Ability to work with and analyse, often complex, data
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

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