Transport Planner

Transport Planner at WT Transport Ltd

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£24,000 Per Annum Salary + On Call Payment.

28 days holiday plus holiday purchase scheme, Holiday pay calculated as average of preceding 12 weeks.

Employee benefits scheme accessing discounts at most retailers. Money off everything from your weekly food shop to holidays, car/house insurance to cinema tickets.



Job Title

Transport Planner

Job Reports To

Transport Manager

Job Location

Gowerton Road, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Northampton, NN4 7BW

Purpose Statement

To develop effective transport plans and control resources ensuring customer and business requirements are achieved.


Maintain a sound understanding of the complete distribution process

Plan and control company activities relating to the transportation of customer goods

Receive and confirm orders for transportation

Find optimal solutions for transportation and communicate solutions to customers

Optimise traffic routes and costs

Effective co-ordination of drivers through on-going communication

Constant review of ongoing work to ensure time and resources are efficiently utilised

Maintain communication with drivers and customers to ensure delivery targets are met

Ensure that all relevant documents are completed as per company standards

Maintain accurate records

Respond to complaints and comments appropriately

Ensure telephone calls are answered promptly in the absence/unavailability of the Transport Administrator

Maintain a clean and tidy work area at all times

Assist the transport manager in implementing changes to improve operating procedures

Ensure compliance to standards in respect of all company requirements

Comply with all company policies, rules and procedures at all times

Undertake training, development and re-assessments as required to meet legislative or organisational requirements

Health & Safety

Report any accidents in the workplace immediately

Ensure correct Personal Protective Equipment is worn at all necessary times

Be familiar with and follow the company’s health and safety policies, guidelines and procedures at all times

Working Relationships

Work as part of a team and actively demonstrate a willingness to support and achieve the overall business objectives

Effectively communicate with all staff to ensure safety and efficiency of the site between different areas of the business

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all colleagues

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise


Computer literate and able to use a variety of software packages to a high standard

Essential Skills

Attention to detail

Ability to work on their own initiative

Manage workload effectively in a pressurised environment

Maintain a confident, professional and welcoming approach at all times

Pro-active attitude to problem solving

NB. These are the key responsibilities and core skills required.

This list of duties is not exhaustive and all employees may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time.


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