As a global distributor we understand the importance of a successful and happy transport team. And this all starts with ensuring our transport team has access to a market competitive salary, a full range benefits, ongoing development, career and salary progression and the best "tools of the trade" - we’ve got brand spanking new fully-loaded & automatic DAF trucks in the fleet. Ready to join our Coventry team as Transport Planner?
£22,500 - £27,500
Plus Extensive Benefits Package
Working Pattern: Weekday Shifts
Your new role:
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Planner to join the Transport Planning team based in Coventry. Reporting to the UK Transport Planning Manager and operating in a competitive market, you will be responsible for planning UK planning volume efficiently and cost effectively to meet KPI and budgetary targets; this will be achieved by using Transport Management System (TMS) to plan transport for all of our operational sites across the UK.
You’ll receive a highly competitive remuneration package including an annual performance related bonus depending on your skills and experience. You’ll get exclusive access to a huge range of discounts and benefits through our U-Benefits site as well as massive discounts on a fantastic range of products sold by Univar Speciality Consumables.
You’ll get 33 days annual leave per year and can buy or sell days too. We’ll give you access to a generous pension scheme which can be enhanced to well above the legal minimum and peace of mind with death in service benefits. To help support your physical and mental wellbeing you can join our cycle to work scheme, discounted private healthcare plan and will have access to 24/7 counselling and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme.
What will you be doing day-to-day?
+ Review systematic plan created in TMS - validates the planning against specified criteria and makes changes and improvements where necessary and to minimise spend
+ Pre- plans volume where appropriate - reviews the order screens and plans ahead on specific relevant orders. Pulls forward orders that could be released in advance of delivery day to improve vehicle utilisation and re align orders in case of full routes to save on carrier costs
+ Closely controls and monitors costs and are responsible to record common carrier expenditure and to adhere to cost budgets. Actively strives to reduce costs and implement cost saving initiatives
+ Responsible for freight settlement - manages invoices in query, validates costs and approves or declines differences
+ Supports and helps to implement systematic improvements to improve further the effectiveness of the transport planning
+ Responsible to arrange haulage and to manage assigned haulers relevant to the operational sites.
+ Actively supports and plays a key role in adopting TMS system across the UK in the most cost efficient and logical manner
The role would suit a competent individual with experience of working with good knowledge of the transport industry. The successful applicant will work to high standards in all aspects of their duties and be capable of working alone. It is essential that you are self-motivated, focused on customer satisfaction, flexible and happy to be a team player.
The successful candidate will have good transport experience, excellent communication skills, attention to detail and be flexible with work times. It is essential that you are self-motivated, willing to learn and have the relevant transport knowledge. You will have high standards in all that you do and possess excellent customer service skills.
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+ We do what we say - We stand by our word and the trust of others. We make commitments we can keep. We hold ourselves accountable.
+ Where people matter - We care about others and value their contributions. We seek diversity and inclusion. We grow ourselves to grow our business.
+ Valuable to others - We stand by our word and the trust of others. We make commitments we can keep. We hold ourselves accountable.
+ Together we win - We play to win. We work toward common goals. We use common processes to continuously improve.
Who we are:
With revenues exceeding $9 billion, Univar Solutions is one of the largest chemical distribution businesses in the world we have a wide network of locations, partners and staff worldwide. This gives us an array of options for supply, logistics and solutions to offer our customers and unlimited opportunities for our people to develop and grow.
Univar Solutions people have diverse backgrounds in education and experience. We are committed to fair employment practices for all our employees, regardless of race, nationality, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, maternity status or any other status protected by law.
Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Team who will review your application within 1-2 business days.
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