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Transport Planner

  • Location:

    Moray, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Freight & Logistics

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Wendy Mitchell

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Job Description

Transport Planner - Aberdeenshire - £28k

Department:Traffic Office
Responsible to:Director
Responsible for:HGV Tanker Drivers

Main Functions of the Job:
Primary function of this position is to manage the nationwide distribution of bulk haulage, managing a fleet of up to 30 vehicles and drivers. In addition to managing the Company's own fleet, the Transport Planner would require to schedule loads for an liaise with several sub-contractors.

Main Duties:
Ensuring vehicles are fully compliant
Drivers shifts and annual leave
Paperwork and admin
Routing of drivers to ensure work is completed within the driver's hours and WTD regs
Complete the necessary reviews of an ongoing maintenance of delivery routes
First point of contact for all drivers, driver briefings
Organising within a dynamic transport environment
Ensuring cost efficient load plans
Communicating and liaising with customers
Assisting other members of the Transport Team with the day to day operations

Working with customers/suppliers/drivers and other traffic desks, planning routes and scheduling delivery times to ensure the smooth running of the operation
Prioritising workload, route planning driver brief and de-brief
Strong organisational skills for planning schedules, journeys and loads
Proactively work to avoid late deliveries
Ability to work flexibly and to make decisions quickly
Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels
Have the skills to use excel spreadsheets
A good understanding of transport regulations currently in force
Must be an integral part of, and is responsible for employee health and safety
Ensure that vehicles and trailers are available in a timely manner to adhere to compliance and inspection requirements
Provide general support appropriate to the management when required
Ensure drivers are compliant and legal to drive within the scope of the conditions of licensing and the insurance

Requirements to carry out job:
4 standard grade/GCSE/National 5 (or equivalent)
2 x A Level Higher (or equivalent)
Transport Manager (CPC) Desirable
Computer Skills - Mandata (training can be provided), Excel, Microsoft Outlook
Specialist training required - bulk liquid haulage experience, previous transport planning experience, UFAS/TASCC knowledge and understanding (desirable although training can be provided)
Geographical knowledge
Personal Characteristics: Team player with a flexible 'can do'


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