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Transport Planner

  • Location: Brentwood
  • Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Logistics
  • Contact: Claire French
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 03303 352510
  • Job Ref: SF52936
Household name freight forwarder – Basildon are searching for a transport planner to join their small satellite site team.
As part of a large global corporation – the business provides logistics solutions to business & organisations worldwide. Their portfolio incorporates 4PL, air, sea, road, rail, warehousing, customs and E-Fulfilment
The Basildon team are relatively small, consisting of 8 team members – all working on a part remote basis at present. But the company enjoy a wider support system, state of the art software, and a very experienced management and operations team.
The successful transport planner will bring previous experience in a similar role – either with a freight forwarder or haulier – and understand the dynamics of ensuring vehicles are loaded and routed effectively and in line with budget & timescales – whilst ensuring all compliance is adhered to
Day to day activities:
Dealing with drivers – ensure paperwork / clear instruction is provided
Adding job order to in house system, keeping up to date records
Trailer checks and trailer preparation
Liaising closely with port teams
Controlling shunt schedules and records
Organising repairs & servicing of trailers
You will be an effective and clear communicator – good at building rapport with drivers, customer and suppliers whilst being assertive when needed. You will also bring strong administrative and IT skills, and an ability to also communicate effectively & professionally in writing. A strong work ethic is essential, and a flexibility to working hours is desirable – eg – early/ late shifts when required.  You will be a decisive and able to utilise your own initiative
If you are an experienced domestic transport planner, looking for that next career step – apply now