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Transport Planner

£26,000 Per Annum
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Monday – Friday (09:00 – 17:00)


The THOMAS Recruitment Group are recruiting on behalf of a valued Client. Our client is seeking a Transport Planner to join their team on a permanent basis to take responsibility for the timely traffic planning of routes and scheduling delivery times, ensuring that the customer receives a first-class service in a cost-effective way.

Specific Experience

  • Traffic Management
  • Dealing with VOSA Compliance
  • Problem-solving/logical thinking
  • Working unsupervised, continually managing time and prioritising work to meet tight corporate deadlines

Essential Specific Skills

  • Computer Stirling (training will be provided), Excel
  • Good communication skills, interaction at all levels internal and external
  • Geographical knowledge
  • Team player with flexible ‘Can Do’ attitude

Company/Industry Knowledge

  • Working in a multi-disciplined environment
  • Working knowledge of the UK road transport industry

Specific Key Accountabilities

  • Working with customers/suppliers/drivers and other traffic desks, planning routes and scheduling delivery times to ensure the smooth running operations
  • Prioritising workload, route planning, driver brief and de-brief
  • Liaise with other depots within the Company
  • Confirming deliveries to customers with specific I.T. services
  • Informing customers immediately and 24/7 regarding Rejected or Returned goods
  • Strong organisational skills for planning schedules, journeys, and loads
  • Proactively work to reduce late deliveries and missed time slots
  • Ability to work flexibly and to make decisions quickly
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Maintain a computerised system
  • A good understanding of transport regulations currently in force
  • A good geographical knowledge
  • Booking driver agency staff depending on workload
  • Must monitor Compliance and work with drivers and Compliance to eliminate infringements
  • Must ensure that all the drivers are aware of SAFED, and be actively involved in improving SAFED achievements to goals
  • 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 including annual leave cover
  • The client operates 24/7, 360 days a year so you will be expected to work bank holidays depending on how your shift pattern falls
  • Check driving licences and ensure Company drivers and Agency drivers are compliant and legal to drive within the scope of the conditions of the Insurance.

Shift Pattern: Monday – Friday (09:00 – 17:00)

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    Simona Johnson
    Simona Johnson
    10:35 16 Mar 21
    I have a very good experience with Thomas Recruitment agency. I would like to thank Jacky for help. She found me a very good job. Jacky is... professional and always ready to cooperate. I highly recommend this agency and I appreciate everything they did for me. 😊👍read more
    Paul Tomlin
    Paul Tomlin
    15:33 17 Feb 21
    One of the best recruitment agencies I have had the pleasure to deal with, always keep you informed of current vacancies
    Mark Williams
    Mark Williams
    12:53 17 Feb 21
    I would like to say that Jackie and the staff at pontypridd are excellent have had problems and a number of health issues since starting knight... securities in wages have always been correct and I have been enjoying where I been working. unfortunately my health problems have made me unavailable for work and the staff at both knights and Thomas recruitment have been fantastic. Thank you more
    John Hopkins
    John Hopkins
    10:57 17 Feb 21
    I have worked for Thomas Recruitment for a while. They have consistently kept me in work and I have never had any cause to complain. Friendly and... more
    Sandra WILKINS
    Sandra WILKINS
    12:31 15 Feb 21
    I have had nothing but help from Jacky at Pontypridd branch very helpful and friendly
    nigel ostler
    nigel ostler
    21:15 09 Feb 21
    I have had a very positive experience overall with Thomas Recruitment. I am an experienced class 2 hgv driver and have had plenty of work over the... past 18 months through the agency. They pay ontime, keep you informed and are very willing to help with any issues that may occur. I can't comment on other industries they recruit for but its a big thumbs up for all at Thomas Driving from more
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