• Permanent
  • Anywhere

Established in 1984, Uniserve are the largest British privately owned international freight and logistics company in the UK. Working with an unrivalled network of professional partners across the world. We are experts in all major Global trade markets and specialists in Europe, China, South East Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent.

We are currently seeking a Transport Planner to support our Transport team based in our Tilbury depot.

Responsibilities

  • Planning, directing and controlling the activities of the transport fleet
  • Ensuring planned routes are in line with working time directive (WTD) and drivers hours
  • Producing optimal transport plans and approving transport routes
  • Assisting the Transport Planning Manager to ensure the department runs efficiently and effectively
  • Monitoring the Transport Management software
  • Liaising with our depots and customers as required on deliveries and any issues
  • Producing cost efficient operational transport plans daily, using specific customer IT software
  • Providing a vital link between sales and operational teams
  • Ensuring the department provides a quality first class service to the customer though careful planning
  • Ensuring all activities are in line with budget
  • Ensuring the department complies with health and safety legislation

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience working in a distribution environment
  • Knowledge of transport legislation
  • IT Literate – Excel and Word are essential
  • Driven and self-motivated
  • Proactive problem-solving capability
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Able to work to deadlines and meet targets
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team Player