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UK Transport Planner, Ipswich

UK Transport Planner, Ipswich

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    Supply Chain and Logistics

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary/Excellent benefits package

  • Contact:

    Gemma Garner

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  • Contact phone:

    01394 675510

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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UK Transport Planner, Ipswich, Full time, Permanent, Monday – Friday (08:00-17:30)

Competitive Salary/Excellent benefits package

Plenty of opportunity available for the right candidate within a friendly, progressive, and professional company!

TLP are delighted to be working with our client, an award winning, global logistics company in their search for an experienced Transport Planner to work within their busy Transport department. This role is based in their Ipswich office (not town centre) with onsite parking.

Role Outline

As UK Transport Planner, you will possess strong communication skills as you will be the main liaison point between fleet operations, Drivers, and the Warehouse team. You will plan and oversee all matters related to the Drivers, including route planning and scheduling, coaching, supporting, and debriefing the driving team to achieve an outstanding service to customers. Ideally, you will be an experienced Transport planner or highly experienced HGV Driver with experience in both FCL and LCL deliveries.

Key Requirements

        Plan and organise the delivery of goods to customers

        Produce loading and delivery schedules to ensure effective delivery and collection of goods

        Organise vehicle fleet maintenance and inspection requirements

        Manage driver absence and holidays ensuring adequate cover

        Use internal software to input bookings and liaise with transport team

        Work with the Transport team to ensure customers are kept up to date with delivery times

        Knowledge of safety and legal compliance

What you will need

        Experience working within the transport and logistics industry (advantageous)

        Strong levels of communication with clients and suppliers internal and external to ensure seamless transport services

        Ability to problem solve and think outside of the box to find solutions

        Good understanding of Port systems and operations

        Understanding of AEO Procedures

        High level customer service skills and excellent phone manner

        Excellent organisational skills

        Strong geographical knowledge

        Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

        Self-motivation, being able to prioritise work and meet deadlines

        Proficient in Microsoft Office

Professional Qualifications

To be considered for this excellent opportunity you should ideally have one or more of the following

-        Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in National, or International Road Haulage.

-        NVQ level 3 in Logistics Operations Management.

-        Driving Goods Vehicles Level 2 & Level 3

-        Transporting Goods by Road Level 2

-        Transporting Freight by Road Level 3

-        Traffic Office Level 2 & Level 3

-        Commercial Moving Level 2

-        Food Safety for Logistics Level 2

-        Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT) Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma


If you feel you are the right candidate with the skills and experience needed to successfully deliver this role, please apply with a copy of your current CV today.