Transport Planner - Nights

Larkhall, South Lanarkshire
07 Sep 2017
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Who are we… DFDS Logistics operates in over 20 countries inside Europe, using 3000 trailers, 3000 containers, 750 swap bodies and 300 trucks to ensure excellent customer service. People matter and we continuously seek to attract, develop and retain employees to enforce our position as an industry leader.

The Role… A vacancy has arisen for a Transport Planner for a fixed term period for DFDS Logistics in Larkhall. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and fast paced, growing business. The role is to be a point of coordination and contact for hauliers/ drivers, and commercial/ transport departments where issues relating to operation and service are communicated and handled in a satisfactory manner.

Who we want… You will be responsible for keeping the transport management systems updated within the functions of transport planning such as collections, delivers, shipment, driver ordered and equipment. Additional duties will include: Responsibilities for developing and maintaining relationships. You should have a good awareness of market developments of competitors/ suppliers/ hauliers. You will allocate jobs to drivers whilst maintaining open channels. You should ensure daily deliveries are booked in accordance with customer requirements. Reporting to customers and failures in performance. Receiving, processing and creation of bookings. Ensuring area to area balance on a daily basis and keep empty running at a minimum, seeking acceptable spot-traffic where required. Ensure customer requirements are on-time with appropriate equipment utilised and/ or seeking alternative to meet requirements. Proactively manage the business KPI’s and update accordingly. Follow procedures set out prior to engaging in any new business. Follow procedures set out prior to allocating work to new hauliers. Any other duties that may be required from time to time by management

What we do for you… We offer you an interesting workplace and a key role in a growing international company. You will get to work with many different professional groups. For the right candidate there will be great opportunities for professional growth.

Interested… If you have exceptional logistics, operations and strategic capabilities, with a passion and drive for success in a fast-paced deadline driven environment please apply through this link no later than 1st of October 2017 and preferably earlier, as we will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis.

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