Transport Planner – Global Leader Ref: 16288

£22,600 - £28,000 Plus Excellent Company Benefits which includes a Generous Pension Scheme

Ready to advance your career with a global leader that understands that success results from the incredible hard-working, dedicated, and diverse people like you we are proud to call our colleagues?

If you want to advance your career with a $9 billion leader that can provide you with stability and exciting challenges, whilst supporting your personal growth and career ambitions, we’d love to hear from you.

Role Info:

Transport Planner- Global Leader
Widnes or Middlesbrough
£22,600 – £28,000
Plus Excellent Company Benefits which includes a Generous Pension Scheme
Full Time – Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00
25 + 8 bank holidays a year.
Opportunities to progress within the business.
Options to buy and sell holidays.
Company: Global Distributor of chemicals & ingredients used in everyday products

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Planner to join the Transport Planning team.

Reporting to the Transport Planning Team Leader and operating in a competitive market, you will be responsible for planning movements into the UK following the customs processes, to meet KPI and budgetary targets, this will be achieved by using the Transport Management System (TMS).

What we can offer you:

You’ll receive a highly competitive remuneration package including an annual performance related bonus. You’ll get exclusive access to a huge range of discounts and benefits through our U-Benefits site as well as massive discounts on a fantastic range of products we supply.

You’ll get 33 days annual leave per year and can buy or sell days too. We’ll give you access to a generous pension scheme which can be enhanced to well above the legal minimum and peace of mind with death in service benefits. To help support your physical and mental wellbeing you can join our cycle to work scheme, discounted private healthcare plan and will have access to 24/7 counselling and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme.

What you’ll deliver day-to-day:

+ Review systematic plan created in TMS – validates the planning against specified criteria and makes changes and improvements where necessary and to minimise spend
+ Pre-plans volume where appropriate – reviews the order screens and plans ahead on specific relevant orders. Pulls forward orders that could be released in advance of delivery day to improve vehicle utilisation and re align orders in case of full routes to save on carrier costs
+ Closely controls and monitors costs and is responsible to record common carrier expenditure and to adhere to cost budgets. Actively strives to reduce costs and implement cost saving initiatives
+ Responsible for freight settlement – manages invoices in query, validates costs and approves or declines differences
+ Supports and helps to implement systematic improvements to improve further the effectiveness of the transport planning
+ Responsible for arranging haulage and to manage assigned haulers relevant to the operational sites.
+ Actively supports and plays a key role in adopting TMS system across the UK in the most cost efficient and logical manner
+ Discuss individual deliveries with customers
+ Work within EU and Global customs and excise regulations, which full training would be provided for
+ The role is pivotal around Customer Service and Operating Safely in line with one of our key values “Serious about Safety”

About You:

This role would suit a competent individual with experience of working with good knowledge of the transport industry. The successful applicant will work to high standards in all aspects of their duties, and be capable of working alone. It is essential that you are self-motivated, focused on customer satisfaction, flexible and happy to be a team player.

You will have good transport experience, excellent communication skills, attention to detail and be flexible with work times. It is essential that you are self-motivated, willing to learn and have the relevant transport knowledge. You will have high standards in all that you do and possess excellent customer service skills.

Who we are:

With revenues in excess of $9 billion, Univar Solutions is one of the largest chemical distribution businesses in the world. Our portfolio spans almost every industry, ranging from food ingredients and automotive to pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries. We deliver industry-leading products, services and technical support to help our customers find the right solution to their problems.

We are committed to fair employment practices for all our employees, regardless of race, nationality, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, maternity status or any other status protected by law.

Our Values:

+ Serious about safety
+ We do what we say
+ Where people matter
+ Valuable to others
+ Together we win

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Team who will review your application within 1-2 business days.

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Transport Planner, Transport Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Logistics Specialist, Supply Chain Executive, Production Planning, Inventory, Transport.

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.