LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
An experienced Transport Planner is sought by a global agricultural and animal nutritional manufacturer to join their team based in Peterborough.
Reporting to the Wholesale Logistics Manager, as a Transport Planner you will organise and manage the day to day transport activity of a fleet of vehicles to deliver Wholesale products to a wide range of agricultural farms and businesses. Your day to day duties will include:
- Effective planning and organisation of the vehicle fleet to ensure site clearance targets and customer deliveries of animal feed are achieved in the most cost effective manner - Effectively and accurately managing available driver and vehicle resources. Liaising with external Driver Hire agencies where applicable to ensure the correct resource is in place - Working closely with the Logistics Co-ordinators finding opportunities to smooth the volume across the week to ensure maximum efficiency by utilising the customer`s flexible delivery options - Maintain operational system held data to ensure it is accurate and up to date, for example planning rules and customer specific information - Work with the wider management team to ensure the customers` expectations are managed in a communicative and proactive manner - Support the Transport Manager to manage the vehicles and drivers - Create and maintain "plan vs actual" KPIs - Use vehicle tracking software to track progress and identify issues, and efficiencies - Feedback driver performance to Management Team - Ensure safety protocols and O`Licence legal compliance requirements are adhered to whilst planning
The successful Transport Planner will demonstrate the following skills and experience:
- Experience of transport / fleet planning - Experience of using Paragon planning system - Full UK driving licence - Willing to work some evenings and weekends as required - Good communicator at all levels, both verbally and written - Willing to take responsibility and challenge behaviours - Cope well under pressure - Able to make decisions and solve problems
- Good IT skills with a willingness to learn new ones - Strong understanding of Microsoft excel - CPC National Holder - Experienced of demand planning