We have a fantastic opportunity for a transport planner to work in a busy transport office in the Kent area. This exciting, yet challenging role is starting immediately.
Skills and Knowledge:
Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of working within the transport industry (UK and Europe) and of working in a busy and pressured office environment.
Excellent communication skills with an ability to liaise effectively with drivers, customers, work colleagues and members of the public is a requirement. A very professional and friendly telephone manner is essential to the role. Good geographical knowledge of the UK would also be beneficial.
Outstanding customer service skills.
The individual would need to have excellent problem solving skills and be able to adapt to a changing environment and to take responsibility for decisions made at short notice as and when required.
The applicant will need to have very good organisational skills to keep on top of a variety of essential time specific tasks.
Adept at developing new business/clients to aid continued growth of the company, so a high level of market marketing skills are required.
You must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Undertake the daily planning for 14 vehicles. This involves meeting timed deliveries as required by customers and finding suitable reloads.
Organising the shipment of trailers by booking them on relevant sailings to ensure operation runs smoothly.
Responsible for providing new quotes to existing and new customers.
Reviewing current practises to ensure the business is using the most cost effective solution.
Support colleague with maintenance/repairs of vehicles and trailers, such as creating schedules and monitoring costs.
Undertake and maintain health and safety records in accordance with current industry compliance including Silver FORS standards.
Answering any incoming phone calls and dealing with them in the appropriate way.
Imputing company data on a variety or spreadsheets/ systems.
Carry out any other tasks required to keep the transport office and vehicles/drivers running efficiently.
Learning other roles within the business to assist in the future.
Hours of Work and benefits:
Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm (40 hours per week). Occasional out of hours calls as and when required.
Holiday - 20 days A/L
To apply please call 01634 811494 and ask for Henry