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6 months ago
Kemp Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £30000 per annum
Location: Coventry
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Thomas Pounds
Category: Transport, Transport Planner Jobs
My client, a large prestigious commercial vehicle operator is looking to recruit an experienced Senior Transport Planner in the Coventry area. You will be required to have effective and continuous management of the transport planning operations and to take responsibility for the timely planning of vehicle movements to ensure the customer receives a first class service.

Overseeing a team of drivers at various locations throughout the UK and resolving any issues that may arise in conjunction with the National Transport Manager and customers on a daily basis. The jobholder will also attend briefings and meetings with customers and internal departments when required.

Key Accountabilities for the Senior Transport Manager are:
  • Working with customers/suppliers/drivers, planning routes and scheduling delivery times to ensure the smooth running of the operation
  • Prioritising workload, route planning driver brief and de-brief
  • Liaise with other departments within the Company
  • Strong organisational skills for planning schedules, journeys and loads
  • Proactively work to avoid late deliveries and missed time slots
  • Ability to work flexibly and to make decisions quickly
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Maintain computerised systems and have the skills to use excel spread sheets
  • A good understanding of Transport Regulations currently in force
  • Good geographical knowledge
  • Liaise with driver agency providers and Vehicle movers depending on workload
  • Must monitor driver compliance and work with drivers to eliminate infringements
  • Must be an integral part of, responsible for employee Health and Safety
  • Ensure that vehicles and trailers are available in a timely manner to adhere to compliance and inspection requirements
  • Provide general support appropriate to the management when require
  • Requirements to be on call as required

Day to day tasks of the Senior Transport Manager are:
  • Working with depots, customers and drivers 
  • Managing a team of Team leaders, administration staff and drivers
  • Making sure the operation meets its targets
  • Arranging vehicle maintenance, MOT’s and Taxation with the administrator 
  • Ensuring any defects are reported and rectified 
  • Organising vehicle replacements for breakdowns, MOT’s

Knowledge and Qualifications of the Senior Transport Manager:
  • Previous experience of Transport planning 
  • Knowledge of drivers hours and WTD legislation 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels 
  • The ability to work flexibly and to make decisions quickly
  • Good leadership and motivational skills 
  • A good understanding of computer programmes Word, Excel
  • Customer focused with strong customer service skills
  • Self-motivated, able to perform well under pressure and deadlines
  • Well organised and Pro-active approach to work
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills 
  • LGV 1 or 2 entitlements (not essential but preferred)
  • Full clean C+E or C driving licence.
  • National CPC Certification (not essential but desirable)
The hours of work for the successful Senior Transport Manager will be 37.5 hours Monday to Friday.

The successful Senior Transport Manager will earn a basic salary of between £27,500 to £30,000, and you will be included in the management bonus scheme.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting role for Senior Transport Manager please reply to this advert with an up to date copy of your CV or call Tom at Kemp Recruitment onBT Local Rate) for further information.

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