Transport Planner

  • Coleshill, England, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

Monarch Personnel Services Ltd, as part of Monarch Personnel Group Ltd, has been providing the stars of tomorrow to locations nationwide for over 25 years.  Due to the comprehensive training provided we focus on finding new employees by their mindset, rather than their skill set.  Our application process is extremely user friendly!  It should take you no more than 5 minutes to complete the process and you will be on your way to apply for a new career!

Job Description

To support and assist the transport team to ensure that all despatch and scheduling functions are completed in a timely and accurate manner. The role will also adhere to government regulations and rules regarding the transportation of goods.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Vehicle Scheduling
  • Load Planning
  • Route Optimisation
  • Records Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Maintaining delivery schedules and track deliveries to ensure that deliveries are met
  •  Update and provide tracking information to customers as well as internal managers
  • Manage daily changes to the schedule
  • Monitor and report driver issues such as 
    • Accidents
    • Safety concerns
    • Licensing issues
  • Analyse delivery costs and recommend more cost effective routes
  • Liaise with outside transportation companies
  • Assign drivers routes
  • Handle customer complaints 
  • Investigate delivery issues
    • These may include damaged products and late deliveries 
  • Liaise with other internal departments such as sales and accounts 

Salary Information:

Basic Salary - £27,112 (with the potential of overtime)

Additional Benefits:

  • 30 days paid holiday per annum.
  • Company Pension Scheme


Essential Skills & Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of current transport rules and regulations such as:
    • load configurations
    • weights
    • truck and trailer allocation
    • permits
    • dangerous goods
    • Strong interpersonal skills 
    • Familiarity with transport industry practices and professional standards
    • Previous experience of compliance administration
    • Previous administration experience including producing and Excel reports is essential 
    • Transport/Logistics experience within a recent or similar role 
    • Aware of logistics risks
    • Customer service experience

Additional Information

Additional beneficial skills:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Planning and Control
  • Self-Motivation
  • Integrity and Professional Ethics
  • Multi-Tasking Abilities
  • Ability to work to various deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise workload and maintain expectations
  • Sound decision making
  • Transport qualification preferred but not essential 


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