Vehicle Allocator / Driver Allocator - Automotive Logistics Leader

Location
Livingston, West Lothian
Salary
Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Posted
03 Aug 2017
Closes
31 Aug 2017
Ref
10201
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Vehicle Allocator / Driver Allocator (Transport) - Automotive Logistics Leader
Livingston , EH54
Excellent Salary + Benefits

Do you have previous experience in an Allocation, Driver Liaison or Traffic Planning Role? If so we'd love to hear from you.

The Role:


Based at our Livingston Depot, the post holder is responsible for the allocation of work to drivers based in Scotland, planning and liaising with them regarding the loads they are given. Working as part of the Transport Team you will be trafficking a pool of drivers, to achieve the required service level in relation to the on time delivery of customer vehicles in the most cost effective manner.

Vehicle Allocator / Driver Allocator Key Responsibilities: 

+ Co-ordinating the most efficient use of drivers and available work within the wider team in order to achieve maximum driver utilisation.
+ Maximising driver available hours whilst staying, at all times, within driver’s hours legislation.
+ Monitoring and managing driver performance against expectations and challenge inefficiencies and poor practices.
+ Observing driver adherence to best practice through the use of internal vehicle tracking systems.
+ Highlighting any productivity concerns to the Scottish Regional Manager.
+ Updating the Helpdesk team on any likely failed or late deliveries/collections.
+ Co-ordinating with the handling agent at collection delivery points to resolve any issues to minimise driver delays.
+ Ensure daily communication with drivers takes place to confirm workload expectations and achievement timescales.
+ Planning, building and allocating all drivers workloads and ensuring scheduled maintenance is met in line with company requirements.
+ Routing the drivers in a way that minimises empty mileage.
+ Working across the relevant auction, brokerage and new car systems and work teams. 
+ Administration and POD collation as required. 

Person Specification:

+ Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A – C or equivalent, including English and Maths is essential. 
+ Proficient user of Excel, Word, and experience in the use of a Traffic Planning System.
+ Strong communication skills and the ability to problem solve
+ Previous experience in an Allocation, Driver Liaison or Traffic Planning Role.
+ Good knowledge of U.K geography.
+ A good understanding of EU working time legislation and drivers hours requirements. 
+ Preferably hold an International management CPC
+ Good customer relation skills
+ A flexible approach to duties undertaken and hours required to complete the role day to day.

About Us:

We have been bringing together buyers and sellers for nearly 70 years. Starting in 1946 as Southern Counties Car Auctions, we were one of the first companies to let people across the UK buy and sell a wide range of cars at auction, from budget run-arounds to exotic imports.

At our first auction we sold 14 cars and generated proceeds of £2,300; today we sell more than one million vehicles annually and are Europe’s largest vehicle re-marketing company.

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Transport Planner, Driver Logistics Allocator, Logistics Administrator, Transport Administrator, Transport Coordinator, Automotive Logistics Planner, Driver Liaison

Interested? Just Apply Below...

In 2005 we ripped up the rule book to deliver a recruitment agency experience that makes everyone feel just that little bit happier. By applying you consent to us processing & passing your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. If your skills match the role you will hear back from us within 2 business days. Good luck, Team RR.

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