Transport Planner - Packaging

£22K - £25K
05 Jun 2018
05 Jul 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

PK5454 TRANSPORT PLANNER                                     

MIDLANDS (Please contact me for further location details)

£22K - £25K

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 5:30pm

Our client is a packaging manufacturer based in the Midlands, they are currently looking to recruit a Transport Planner to join their team.  Our client will consider a Junior Candidate who is IT Literate who they can train up.


Daily planning of loads for the transport fleet comprising:

  • 1 x Artic
  • 2 x Rigid 18T / 26T
  • 3 x 7T
  • 2 x Sprinter vans

Daily process to include:

  • Confirming point of delivery
  • Booking in with delivery point for the agreed delivery time
  • Checking load weights to ensure adherence to Vehicle capacities

Regular communication required with Production to ensure transport plan aligns with the current production position.  
Any production delays will need to be incorporated into the transport plan.
The organisation of transport covers the company plus ad-hoc requirements from other Group companies.
Regular communication required with Logistics supervisor to ensure communication of loads with drivers and adherence to drivers hours regulations.
Sourcing of external transport as and when required.  Focus required to minimise cost of external transport.

Required Knowledge - Applicants Should Have:

  • Some experience of the scheduling of transport in a commercial environment
  • Knowledge of regulations surrounding drivers hours and the Working Time Directive
  • Knowledge of VOSA obligations
  • Some experience of commercial vehicle maintenance and repairs

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