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UK Transport Planner
Widnes | £23,000 – £27,500 DOE + Comprehensive Benefits
Who we are:
With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $14 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Planner to join the Transport Planning team based in Widnes. Reporting to the UK Transport Planning Manager and operating in a competitive market, you will be responsible for planning UK planning volume efficiently and cost effectively to meet KPI and budgetary targets, this will be achieved by using Transport Management System (TMS) to plan transport for all of our operational sites across the UK
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
The 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, 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.
Key tasks will include –
+ 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 to arrange haulage and to manage assigned hauliers 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
The role is pivotal around Customer Service and Operating Safely in line with one of our key values “Serious about Safety”
We Are Looking For:
The successful candidate 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.
What we offer in return:
+ 33 days holiday
+ Holiday buy and sell scheme
+ Discretionary bonus scheme
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefits
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
+ Employee assistance programme
+ Employee share plan
+ Cycle to work scheme
+ Learning & development programmes
+ Career progression opportunities
+ Free onsite parking
It's an exciting time to join the team. We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!
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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.