Transport Co-ordinator

Posted Today by Reed
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We are excited to be recruiting for a Nationwide business that is looking for a Transport Planner to join a well established team at their base in Northern Lancashire.

Main purpose of job:

-To ensure the most efficient and cost-effective co-ordination of transport movements within the designated areas of responsibility.
-To ensure that customers are serviced in a timely and accurate manner and that their transport requirements are met in full.
-To ensure that all transport movements comply with legal requirements/legislation and maintain a good working relationship for the benefit of our client.
-On a rotational basis provide out of hours cover for transport


-Organising the routing and scheduling of transport movements to ensure the provision of the most effective and cost-efficient transport service across designated sites utilising return haulage wherever possible – using Haulier Order booking, Transport procedure and if applicable Ammonia procedure.
-Work alongside hauliers to obtain best possible rates.
-Liaise with hauliers regarding transport movements, clearly defining the requirements of each load, and confirm these details using the Order Booking Note system on SAP as well as issuing all relevant documentation to the haulier before 5pm each day. – Haulier Order Booking procedure.
-To ensure that vehicle servicing is up to date and accurate records are maintained in order to comply with legal requirements and internal audits.
-To assist Transport Administrator with the raising of PO’s as and when required.
Establish the reasons for, and place of, any transport delays, adding them to the Transport Order Pad and advising the Transport Team Leader and the relevant Area Sales Manager and Sales Co-ordinator of the charges incurred.
-Contacting all the hauliers the day before the planned collection to identify the time of the collection/delivery for the customer as well as the expected delivery time and date to the Customer site.
-Contacting the customer to advise which haulier is doing the work and what the estimated time of arrival, ensuring all the documents/labels etc. are in place.
-To provide cover for the “out of hours” transport mobile on a rotational basis, resolving any problems that may arise for general transport movements, as well as maintaining requirements, any of which may require returning to the office out of normal working hours to sort out paperwork issues and/or amending or adding orders on the system.
-To work in the best interest of the company in dealings with customers, suppliers, outside agencies and the general public.

Other Essential Skills:

Microsoft Office
Planning & Organisation skills
Influencing skills
Customer Satisfaction
Team Player
Results Orientated

Desirable Skills:

Import and export experience

Good Geography knowledge of UK

If you do not have experience in a transport planner role, please do not apply as this is essential

For further information on this vacancy please call Rachael Wilkinson on 01524 380229 or send your CV to

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 33644313

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