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Transport Planner

  • Location

    Swindon

  • Sector:

    Operations, Logistics & Fulfilment

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £27,000

  • Contact:

    Lisa Starkey

  • Contact email:

    lisas@mvp-search.com

  • Job ref:

    59478LS

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-05-08

  • Consultant:

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Transport Planner

Swindon

Up to £27,000 + benefits

Monday to Friday – days-based role

MVP’s client is an award-winning logistics business with a strong track record of success and ambitious plans in place to continue their growth.  They’re currently looking to add to their existing planning team at their site in Swindon.  In this role, you’ll proactively plan and manage transport operations via a combination of its own fleet and sub-contractors.  You’ll be responsible for ensuring that the transport operation is planned and managed effectively and safely, adhering to all legislative requirements. 

About You:

You will have previous experience of planning, ideally gained in a national transport operation, utilizing a transport management system (TMS).  You’ll ideally be used to working with sub-contracted transport providers, working collaboratively to deliver a first-class service to your customers. 

You’ll be a natural problem-solver and creative thinker, able to work with the existing team to deliver excellent results across the distribution operation. You will also need:

  • Strong general IT knowledge and capabilities (MS Excel, Word etc)
  • Excellent team working abilities, able to instill confidence and drive in others
  • Great multi-tasking abilities
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with management, drivers and suppliers
  • Proficient in the use of TMS and route planning tools
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt and cope with the unexpected

On offer is the opportunity to join this ambitious, progressive business in a challenging, rewarding role with opportunities to develop further and progress your career.