Evans Jones Associates



Transport planner

New 17 April Wales - Carmarthenshire, Llanelli Perm Up to €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: Week by week shift rotation

Week 1 - 3am - 12pm

Week 2 - 10am - 7pm

Every other Saturday

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

1 Working with customers/suppliers/drivers and other traffic desks, planning routes and scheduling delivery times to ensure the smooth running of the operation
2 Prioritising workload, route planning, allocating drivers, driver brief and de-brief
3 Driver communication and monitoring
4 Liaise with other depots within the Company
5 Strong organisational skills for planning schedules, journeys and loads
6 Proactively work to reduce late deliveries and missed time slots
7 Ability to work flexibly and to make decisions quickly
8 Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels
9 Maintain computerised system such as Stirling. Have the skills to use excel spread sheet
10 A good understanding of transport regulations currently in force
11 Good geographical knowledge
12 Booking driver agency staff depending on workload
13 Provide on-site security surveillance for the depot
14 Must monitor Compliance and work with drivers and Compliance to eliminate infringements
15 Must ensure that all drivers are aware of SAFED, and be actively involved in improving SAFED achievements to goals
16 Must be an integral part of, and is responsible for employee health and safety
17 Ensure that vehicles and trailers are available in a timely manner to adhere to Compliance and inspection requirements
18 Provide general support appropriate to the management when required