Role details

Night Transport Planner

Market Drayton   •   £20,000 - £25,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • 4 on 4 off shift pattern - 6AM -6PM
  • Progression and development opportunities

About Our Client


Job Description

    • Effective planning of driver and vehicle resource to achieve delivery/collection times, creating and updating daily run summary
    • Liaise with the shunting operation covering pre loading & unloading operation
    • Ensuring that service levels are achieved and maintained, in conjunction with other departments
    • Optimisation of resource and adherence of WTD and drivers' hours legislation
    • Using the Driver Rota, plan drivers according to shift pattern and available hours, taking into account holidays and sickness
    • Equipment control through sign in/sign out procedure
    • To ensure legal compliance regarding any defects, services, MOT's etc
    • Carry out disciplinary hearings, return to work meetings, substance misuse procedure etc in order to maintain standards and ensure that employees work at an appropriate level
    • Ensure any risk assessments at depot are organised and carried out accordingly
    • Ensure all accidents/incidents/near miss are logged and reported in line with company procedures
    • Maintain clear and effective communication with drivers, communicating accurate start times, load information, directions, additional shifts etc
    • To increase staff retention and maintain good morale, reporting any driver's issues or concerns to management. In turn, communicate any operational changes that may affect a driver's daily duties

The Successful Applicant

  • Significant knowledge & experience of tachograph/ driving rules and regulations
  • CPC National desirable but not essential
  • Previous management/ supervisory experience
  • Attention to detail/accuracy
  • Planning and organising skills, high level of numeracy
  • Negotiating skills, ability to influence and steer
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Adaptable and methodical approach to work/training
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Excellent communication skills in order to deliver accurate information
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft office packages
  • The ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure
  • Effectively prioritise work load in order to meet set deadlines
  • Able to work as part of a team or individually
  • Have knowledge of Road Transport Directive and current drivers' hours
  • Be professional, approachable and helpful to ensure smooth running of the general operation
  • Significant transport experience in FMCG environment

What's on Offer

A salary between £20,000 and £25,000 dependant on experience

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