Are you an experienced Transport Planner? We have an exciting new opportunity for you - initially based within a specific rebasing project team, your role will then move into a specialised planning role.
Our Transport Planners are based within our Logistics Control Centre in Donnington and are responsible for executing first class services such as transport management, requests and deviation management according to joint and contractual customer agreements.
Coordinate transport services for customer orders, using Oracle Transport Management system.
Schedule and create cost effective transport plans, making optimum use of own fleet of vehicles versus sub-contractor haulage
Agree with logistics service providers to ensure on-time pick-up and delivery service in full
Select transport modes, logistics service providers, considering the agreed selection parameters
Manage ad-hoc transport requests and adjustments
Organise special transport requests
Manage drivers’ daily schedules to maximise productivity and ensure costs are controlled
Be the first line of support to drivers’ queries
YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
Transport/planning knowledge and experience desirable / advantageous as is experience of Transport Management Systems
Good proficiency in the full suite of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
Flexible working approach – we might need you to help cover support with
Ability to understand and execute new processes - confidence in working with accounts and figures would be advantageous
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, written and over the phone - a strong customer service focus is essential to us
Able to use own initiative and work unsupervised as well as within the wider team
Undergo security vetting in accordance with government policies
GOOD REASONS TO JOIN
If you would like to become a valued member of our team then we will also make sure that you’re rewarded for your commitment and expertise. We offer a competitive salary, 23 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service), life assurance and private medical insurance. You will also have the opportunity to join the contributory Kuehne+Nagel pension plan and benefit from our Route 2 Rewards scheme which offers discounts and savings on a wide range of high street or internet goods and services.
ABOUT KUEHNE + NAGEL
With over 82,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies.
As an employer, Kuehne + Nagel stands for equal opportunity and we are committed to diversity in our teams with regard to people with disabilities. We believe that you can make a valuable contribution to Kuehne + Nagel and look forward to receiving your application.