The Company is seeking to appoint an experienced and competent dayshift Traffic Planner at our Grangemouth depot. This is an exciting opportunity to join a very successful and well known business. 

This role is ideally suited to an individual with a keen interest in transport and distribution who can demonstrate a proven record of effective and efficient transport planning within a national busy fleet operation. The overall objective of this role is to ensure that the customer receives a first class service whilst maintaining cost effectiveness. 

Main areas of responsibility will include:

  •      Providing professional customer service
  •      Day-to-day load planning and scheduling of the fleet
  •      Prioritising workload and route planning
  •      Daily driver brief and de-brief
  •      Tachograph tracking
  •      Liaising with sub-contractors and suppliers
  •      Liaising with other internal departments 

Key skills and attributes:

  •      Good geographical knowledge of WHM customer routes in the UK and associated planning implications
  •      Knowledge and understanding of HGV Driver’s Working Time Regulations and their application
  •      Awareness of HGV Driver’s CPC legislation
  •      Effective team player
  •      Excellent organisation skills
  •      Good IT skills and exposure to route planning software or equivalent
  •      Logistics planning experience is essential
  •      An operational understanding and familiarity of articulated vehicles, containers, curtain sided and skeleton trailers

The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of the priorities of organising and running commercial traffic, a keen eye for detail and accuracy, the ability to learn quickly,professional confidence and clear communication skills together with a familiarity of common computer packages i.e.Microsoft Office or equivalent. 

The hours of work will be based on Monday to Friday dayshifts and weekend working on a rota basis. You are expected to demonstrate reasonable flexibility in your working hours in order to suit the needs of the business, particularly at peak operational periods. 

A competitive salary is offered, which shall be discussed further at interview stage.

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