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Transport Planner

Location: DOVER, KENT, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 27,000-30,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-390030

I am working for a transport company who are looking for a strong candidate to join the company to assist a current team of 3 in a busy transport environment.  Further opportunities to progress in the future within the business.

Skills and Experience

Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of working within the transport industry (UK and Europe) and of working in a busy and pressured office environment.

Excellent communication skills with an ability to liaise effectively with drivers, customers, work colleagues and members of the public is a requirement. A very professional and friendly telephone manner is essential to the role. Good geographical knowledge of the UK would also be beneficial.

Outstanding customer service skills.

The individual would need to have excellent problem solving skills and be able to adapt to a changing environment and to take responsibility for decisions made at short notice as and when required.

The applicant will need to have very good organisational skills to keep on top of a variety of essential time specific tasks.

Adept at developing new business/clients to aid continued growth of the company, so a high level of market marketing skills are required.

You must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Undertake the daily planning for 14 vehicles. This involves meeting timed deliveries as required by customers and finding suitable reloads.

Organising the shipment of trailers by booking them on relevant sailings to ensure operation runs smoothly.

Responsible for providing new quotes to existing and new customers.

Reviewing current practises to ensure the business is using the most cost effective solution.

Support colleague with maintenance/repairs of vehicles and trailers, such as creating schedules and monitoring costs.

Undertake and maintain health and safety records in accordance with current industry compliance including Silver FORS standards.

Answering any incoming phone calls and dealing with them in the appropriate way.

Imputing company data on a variety or spreadsheets/ systems.

Carry out any other tasks required to keep the transport office and vehicles/drivers running efficiently.

Learning other roles within the business to assist in the future.


Hours of Work

Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm (40 hours per week). Occasional out of hours calls as and when required.

Holiday – 20 days A/L

Full time permanent position

Salary - £27000-£30000 depending on experience


If you are interested please apply below.





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