Job Description

Job Title: Transport Planner
Location: Birmingham
Shift: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Salary: 25,000 - 32,000

You will be joining a growing team as a Transport Planner, you will hold a critical role within the business as you will be responsible for physically planning routes to ensure that plans are delivered in the most time and cost-efficient manner.
The right person for this role will be an experienced Transport Planner with demonstrable experience in a similar role. You will have excellent knowledge of transport compliance and understand the critical issues which could be experienced from a planner and driver perspective. Strong IT skills are also required.

As a Transport Planner you will be responsible for:

Coordinate transport services for customer orders
Schedule and create cost effective transport plans, making optimum use of own fleet of vehicles
Agree with logistics service providers to ensure on-time pick-up and delivery service in full
Manage ad-hoc transport requests and adjustments
Manage drivers' daily schedules to maximise productivity and ensure costs are controlled
Provide an efficient and responsive service to existing and new customers
Resolve and follow up on enquiries with customers and drivers
Brief and debrief drivers

Personal Attributes:

Transport/planning knowledge and experience desirable
Flexible working approach
Ability to understand and execute new processes
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, written and over the phone - a strong customer service focus is essential to us
Able to use own initiative and work unsupervised as well as within the wider team

Logistics & Supply Chain Workforce are responsible for placing thousands of dedicated professionals out to work across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include Food Production, Food Processing, Warehouse, distribution and Planning. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.