Who is our client?
My client is a leading household goods manufacturer who is immediately seeking to appoint a Transport Planner / Router who will plan and create cost-effective delivery routes for the Satellite depots. You will use Transport Routing Software to plan cost-effective delivery routes for the Satellite depots. You will liaise with depot supervisors/management to incorporate depot requirements into routes. The successful candidate will also be required to work shifts as the depots are 7 days a week and your shifts will rotate between earlies (07:30-15:30) or lates (14:00-22:00).
The role requirements
You will work within the Home Delivery Transport Planning team creating delivery routes.
You will use Transport Routing Software to plan cost-effective delivery routes for the Satellite depots around the UK.
You will need to liaise with depot supervisors and/or management to incorporate specific depot requirements into delivery routes.
You will also need to liaise with customer support teams (home and trade), taking into consideration specific customer delivery requirements that may affect the finished routes.
You will monitor delivery routes using a Satellite tracking feed to ensure accurate delivery/arrival times are available for customers.
You will assume the planning responsibility for a selection of depots and will focus on their route performance.
You will need to achieve key planning KPI's (e.g. drops per driver per day/cost per drop etc).
What sort of people are we looking for?
The successful candidate will have demonstrable end to end Transport Planning / Routing experience.
You have transport routing software experience, ideally Paragon but not essential.
You are confident and proficient in the use of PCs and new IT applications with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel etc.
You have good general knowledge of the UK geography and its road networks.
You have previous logistical planning experience and are motivated and dedicated to completing tasks
You have a flexible approach to working time and hours of work.