Job Description

Job Title: Transport Planner

Location: Coventry

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000

Hours: 08:00 – 16:00


Workforce are currently recruiting for a Transport Planner to join our clients Distribution Centre based in Coventry. The ideal person will have experience working with Paragon and able to plan multiple routes with a large fleet of vehicles


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan daily schedules
  • Liaise with all sites to produce achievable transport plans on a daily basis
  • Schedule work centrally using various planning systems
  • Manage customer orders and available customer offerings to ensure key operational targets are adhered to
  • Create accurate daily management reports
  • Develop KPI information for ongoing monitoring of the operations transport solution
  • Deal with all ad hoc management requests
  • Run model scenarios for UK wide transport networks to identify operational improvements and new opportunities
  • Support the operation with contract projects, I.T. implementation and any other projects
  • Attend Distribution Centres and management meetings as appropriate
  • Continually review working practices and improve in conjunction with the Distribution Director and Regional Management
  • Review Distribution Centre Performance against plan to improve SLA and financial Performance

What we're looking for:

  • Experience working as a Transport Planner
  • Experience in a transport & planning environment
  • Experience of computerised planning and scheduling systems (Paragon)
  • Good working knowledge of driver's hours legislation
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • A logical and analytical approach
  • Ability to work using your own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and work to strict deadlines
  • Strong Computer Skills (Microsoft Office)


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.