Transport Planner - Bridgwater 21022019
Transport Planner - Bridgwater
J & A Transporters Ltd, based in Bridgwater Somerset have built a reputation for reliable car transportation and are part of Acumen Logistics Group Limited who are one of the UK’s top 100 logistics companies, providing innovative, customer solutions to some of the UK’s most successful companies.
We have a great opportunity for a Transport Planner to join our busy Bridgwater Office. You will play an essential role in creating effective transport plans whilst complying with legal responsibilities.
The Transport Planner will effectively plan vehicle routes by fully utilising vehicles to the required levels of customer service, whilst also adhering to Drivers hours legislation and maintenance requirements.
You will build and maintain a relationship with each customer and communicate to them any problems, issues or queries in good time, and assist them in any way possible.
The Transport Planner will issue drivers with clear instruction and react to any changing situation that develops on a day to day basis.
Other responsibilities will include:
- Processing new bookings
- Driver Briefings
- Customer hand overs
- Management of our team of Trade Plate Drivers
- Assisting with compound management / moves
- Processing driver’s paperwork
The successful candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, with the willingness to resolve issues. They should be able to comfortably organise their own workload and will be able to work in a pressurised environment to meet key deadlines. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential requisites.
You should be PC literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word in particular. A good geographical knowledge of the UK would also prove advantageous. Previous experience within transport planning is necessary.
Drivers Licence is essential.
In turn we offer:
- Competitive salary
- Training and development