Transport Planner

Mark Thompson Transport currently have a vacancy for a Transport Planner to join the team.

Mark Thompson Transport is a Warrington based haulage company that currently have 18 other Satellite depots across the UK. They provide road Haulage to customers all across the UK and supply a reliable cost-effective service, using state of the art technology, underpinned by knowledgeable friendly staff.

Roles & Responsibilities of a Transport Planner:

  • Communicate effectively with the other traffic planning team regarding that day’s requirements and get an immediate understanding of planned routes, vehicle allocations and driver availability.
  • Assist with the planning of deliveries
  • Answer all driver and customer enquiries promptly and effectively
  • React to vehicle defects and driver absence and cover with agency staff if necessary, in line with company procedures.
  • Maintain effective systems to ensure drivers receive the correct manifests and delivery paperwork including PDA’s.
  • Liaise with customers, and amend the plans accordingly to ensure a successful operation.
  • Answer and deal with other depot phone calls relating to their deliveries.
  • Support company HR processes.
  • Keep up to date with any changes to legislation, policies and procedure.
  • Be willing to undertake all tasks set by your manager.

Key skills of a Transport Planner:

  • Strong administration skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literate
  • Customer focused with excellent communication skills
  • Ethos on continuous improvement
  • Experience within the Transport Sector
  • Class 1 License essential
  • Road Haulage CPC advantageous [not essential]
  • Good understanding of Drivers hours & Company Compliance

Salary: £26,000 – £28,600

This role will be Thursday – Monday 1200hrs -2100hrs, there may also be opportunities for over time.

We offer all of our employee’s fantastic company benefits, including:

  • Pension
  • Loyalty Awards (Recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service).
  • Employee Benefits Platform (Includes a Cycle to work scheme, Childcare Vouchers and access to a range of offers and discounts).
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee and customer referral schemes

To apply, please click here to fill out the application form.

Should you have any queries, contact the recruitment team directly on recruitment@kinaxia.co.uk or call 01625 728027.