Transport Planner

  • Location
    Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Category
    Transport and Logistics - Transport Planner
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 25000 - £ 29500 / Year
  • OrganizationType

JOB ROLE: Transport Planner (FP)

JOB TYPE: Permanent

HOURS: - 08:30am- 17:00pm Monday - Friday

SALARY: £24,000 - £29,000 per annum,


CULTURE: Respectful, Responsible and Resilient

As a Transport Planner working on behalf of one of our clients, you will be responsible for efficiently planning and coordinating the transport of goods.

Your main duties will include:

  • Collaborating with suppliers, carriers, and customers to ensure the timely delivery of goods.

  • Analysing transport routes, considering factors such as distance, cost, and time.

  • Negotiating contracts with carriers and suppliers, ensuring the best rates and service.

  • Monitoring delivery schedules and resolving any issues or delays.

  • Maintaining accurate transport records and documentation.

  • Adhering to health and safety regulations in relation to transport activities.

  • Continuously identifying opportunities for process improvement and cost optimisation.

  • Keeping up to date with industry trends and developments.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Previous experience in freight planning or a similar role within the transport industry.

  • Excellent organisational and multitasking skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical abilities.

  • Knowledge of relevant transport regulations and legislation.

  • Proficiency in using transport management systems and related software.

  • Effective communication and negotiation skills.

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