Transport Planner

William Kirk are currently looking for a new Transport Planner to join their team. This is a dynamic role in a very busy environment and requires someone who is versatile and keen to take responsibility for ensuring they deliver excellent service to all our customers within a framework of supporting the operation to ensure the plan is achieved.

William Kirk is a successful Warehousing and Haulage company that is part of the wider Kinaxia group offering excellent opportunities for individuals who enjoy a challenging and fast paced working environment.

Roles & Responsibilities of a Transport Planner:

  • Communicate effectively with the other traffic planning team regarding that day’s requirements and get an immediate understanding of planned routes, vehicle allocations and driver availability.
  • React to vehicle defects and driver absence and cover with agency staff if necessary, in line with company procedures.
  • Continue with the preparation of customer paperwork including known collection paperwork. Maintain effective systems to ensure drivers receive the correct manifests and delivery paperwork including PDA’s.
  • Commence escalation plan in event of any overnight trunk failures and ensure Customer Services are notified and supported in any customer notification process.
  • Liaise with warehouse staff regarding pallet discrepancies and any other changes to planned routes and amend the plan accordingly to encompass these while ensuring all customers are promptly updated.
  • Progress check allocated jobs throughout the day, especially timed and am slots and check and respond to Contrado messages.
  • Answer and deal with other depot ‘phone calls relating to their deliveries.
  • Support company HR processes.

Key skills of a Transport Planner:

  • Strong administration skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literate including all Microsoft programmes
  • Customer focused with excellent communication skills
  • Ethos on continuous improvement
  • Experience within the Transport sector
  • Confident, professional and efficient when communicating on the phone with drivers and customers

We offer all of our employee’s fantastic company benefits, including:

  • Pension
  • Loyalty Awards (Recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service).
  • Employee Benefits Platform (Includes a Cycle to work scheme, Childcare Vouchers and access to a range of offers and discounts).
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee and customer referral schemes

To apply, please click here to fill out the application form.

Should you have any queries, contact the recruitment team directly on [email protected] or call 01625 728027.