Evans Jones Associates



Transport planner

11 May Wales - Newport, Newport Perm €26209.20 - €30974.51 per annum

Evans Jones Associates is now a well-established independent recruitment consultancy that is keen on delivering excellence within the Transport and Logistics industry.

We are dedicated to serving our clients and candidates alike with the highest levels of service, knowledge, professionalism, honesty and integrity.

The purpose of the position is to take responsibility for the timely traffic planning of routes and scheduling delivery times to ensure that the customer receives a first class service in a cost effective way.
Shift Patterns: Monday-Friday
Start time: 7am - 5pm

Key Accountabilities
Carry out tasks largely unsupervised to cost and quality standards
Plan ahead - tasks and resources
Liaise with internal/external customers to resolve problems
Collect, analyse and distribute information/data
Provide professional/specialist advice both internally and externally
Developing relationships with external customer
Specify and ensure levels of support service are in place
Prioritise and co-ordinate workloads

Success Criteria
Completion of tasks to time and quality standards
No customer complaints
Working to budgets
Successful working partnerships with customers, internal and external
Delivering the right advice in a timely manner
Achieving respect of others about your competence
Practising safe working procedures

Specific Qualifications/ Job Training
GCSE/NVQ standard
Experience of working at a similar level
CPC Holder

Specific Experience
Traffic management Dealing with VOSA Compliance
Problem solving/logical thinking
Working unsupervised, continually managing time and prioritising work to meet tight corporate deadlines.
Specific Skills
Computer skills - Stirling, Excel
Good communication skills, interaction at all levels internal and external.
Geographical knowledge
Team player with a flexible Can Do attitude
Company/Industry Knowledge
Distribution/Logistics/Supply Chain Environment
Specific Key Accountabilities
Working with customers/suppliers/drivers and other traffic desks, planning routes and scheduling delivery times to ensure the smooth running of the operation
Prioritising workload, route planning, allocating drivers, driver brief and de-brief
Driver communication and monitoring
Liaise with other depots within the Company
Strong organisational skills for planning schedules, journeys and loads
Proactively work to reduce 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 system such as Stirling. Have the skills to use excel spread sheet
A good understanding of transport regulations currently in force
Good geographical knowledge
Booking driver agency staff depending on workload
Provide on-site security surveillance for the depot
Must monitor Compliance and work with drivers and Compliance to eliminate infringements
Must ensure that all drivers are aware of SAFED, and be actively involved in improving SAFED achievements to goals
Must be an integral part of, and is 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 required

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