Who is our client?

Our client are a fast-growing, third party logistics business, specialising in the FMCG and Retail Industry. With over 5 sites across the UK they provide a variety of services which are all developed with their clients in mind.

An overview of the role

In this job role you will be assisting the development and implementation of distribution strategies across the UK. In doing this you will ensure the service our client provides runs both efficiently and effectively whilst keeping costs to a minimum.

The important details

Your duties as a National Planning Manager will include -

To join in the planning, development and implementation of national distribution solutions for our customers.

Ensure customer service targets are met.

Lead by example to effectively control the day to day planning and operation of the transport function.

To provide detailed reports on cost and efficiency.

Ensure resources and manpower are used to a maximum to maintain the most cost effective use of drivers and equipment.

Consider seasonal and operational changes when planning the appropriate use of fleet and drive availability.

Managing and liaising with the backhaul manager in backhaul arrangements to maximise vehicle fill and profitability.

Positively represent our client through networking activities and take part in business wide projects.

The role requirements

Excellent leadership and influencing skills.

Excellent analytical, diagnostic, organisational and planning skills.

The ability to coach and train members of your team.

To have a strong transport legislation knowledge.

Experienced in the use of computerised vehicle route scheduled tools.

Good knowledge of Paragon

Specific transport leadership qualification.

Must be CPC qualified.

What sort of people are we looking for?

We are looking to find motivated, experienced candidates with strong transport background and the ability to lead and inspire others within the workplace, whilst offering flexibility with regards to working hours dependant on workload.If you are wanting to join a fast paced company that can offer a challenging but rewarding opportunity, please apply with your updated CV.