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Transport Planner

  • Location

    West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Operations, Logistics & Fulfilment

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30,000k

  • Contact:

    Lisa Starkey

  • Contact email:

    lisas@mvp-search.com

  • Job ref:

    59127LS

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-04-10

  • Consultant:

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Are you a natural problem solver with great planning and communication skills?  Do you want to join a fast-growing, dynamic and very friendly team in a supportive environment with opportunities for further development and progression?

MVP’s client is a global logistics business with a strong track record of success and an enviable client base.  Their UK business is growing at a rate of 20% year on year and, as a result, they are currently seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual to join their team as a Transport Planner.  In this role, you’ll proactively plan and manage collections and deliveries around their UK network on behalf of their blue-chip client base, as well as seeking out opportunities to develop existing processes and reporting on the performance of the distribution network.

About You:

Ideally, you will be educated to degree level (a logistics/transport/supply chain/business management related degree would be great, but is not absolutely essential).  You will need:

  • Previous experience in a planning capacity within transport/distribution/logistics environments
  • Strong analytical skills and abilities – able to analyse the transport budget and realise cost savings
  • Excellent geographical knowledge
  • Really strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Ability to analyse the transport budget, identify and realise cost savings
  • Strong IT capabilities – particularly MS Excel
  • Desirable but not essential – some knowledge of process improvement methodologies – Six Sigma/Lean

This is an excellent chance to join this ambitious business and there will be real opportunities to progress for the successful candidate.

Salary: Up to c£30,000 + benefits