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Transport Planner

  • £28000 per annum
  • Milton Keynes
  • Posted: 06/12/2017
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: CC011197

Job Details

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Transport Planner to join a large, established and growing logistics provider. 

The Company are looking for 2 Transport Planners, one who will specifically look after the full load fleet.

The Role

As Transport Planner you will become a key member of the planning team based on site in Milton Keynes.  Devising cost effective, next day or planned transport plans for a fleet of c. 80 Class 1 and Class 2 vehicles, including backhauling. 

This is a dynamic, fast paced role where you will need to adjust plans to accommodate last minute changes in orders from clients. This role is everything in planning, from load fills, vehicle earnings to getting the vehicle from A to B; this is not just a scheduling role.

Responsibilities include:

- Planning vehicle routes using the ESP system as well as manual planning where required
- Enhance profitability by highlighting cost reduction improvements and identify new opportunities

- Liaise with the team to ensure that, on time in full, service levels are consistently met and take appropriate action where necessary
- Maximise backhauling to optimise fleet utilisation and profitability
- Maintaining and updating the transport management systems.

The Person

To be considered you must have a minimum of 2  years’ transport planning experience, ideally gained within a fast paced, logistics provider.

- Comprehensive knowledge of transport legislation including drivers hours and fleet requirements

- Good geographical knowledge of the UK
- A driven transport professional with the ability work under pressure

Package and Prospects

On offer is a salary of up to £28,000 and additional benefits.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career with a successful and expanding logistics service provider.


Based in Milton Keynes it is commutable from:


- St Albans
- Bletchley
- Luton
- Aylesbury
- Buckingham
- Banbury
- Northampton
- Daventry
- Bedford
- Biggleswade
- Wellingborough
- Letchworth Garden City
- Bicester

As the leading Logistics, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Production recruitment specialist we provide a range of services tailored to deliver resourcing solutions to clients needs.

If you are interested please email or phone 01858 455 098 quoting Reference CC/011197

Ref: CC/011197