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Are you an experienced Freight Planner looking for an opportunity to excel your career with an innovative and growing company at the forefront of their field? Keen to become part of a family run business with family values at the core of our business? If so, you’re in the right place!

We are excited to be working with a family owned transport business who operate a national logistics network, who are looking for an experienced Freight Planner to join their team based in St Helens due to continued Growth. As Freight Planner, you will be responsible for the daily subcontracting of loads to various partners, implementing suitable actions to drive performance and customer experience, whilst being mindful of potential cost implications. You will have experience working in a planning role, ideally within a Distribution operation, managing third party carriers.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Freight Planner who is looking for their next move into a role whereby you can develop a long-term career. If you are looking for an innovative and growing company at the front of their field who are forward thinking, and that offer the scope for personal progression and development then this could be for just the right move for you.


Role;


As Freight Planner, you will be responsible for the daily Subcontracting of loads to various partners, implementing suitable actions to drive performance and customer experience, whilst being mindful of potential cost implications.

We are proud of our heritage, culture and values. We take immense pride in providing a professional, secure friendly environment whereby we place our clients and employees at the heart of everything we do. We believe in providing the highest of standards through the solutions we offer.


Key Responsibilities;


  • Subcontracting of loads daily to various partners
  • Engage and onboard suitable sub-contractors for the network
  • Effective planning and utilisation of deliveries for sub-contractor fleet
  • Daily transport workload planning for both short/long distance fleet.
  • Communication and resolution of customer queries.
  • Internal & External communication.
  • Arrangement of return loads and collections.
  • Experience within a Distribution Operation, managing third party carriers.
  • Reporting on KPIs such as OTIF
  • Implementing suitable actions to drive performance and the customer experience, whilst being mindful of potential cost implications

Essential Skills;


  • Experience within a Distribution Operation, managing third party carriers.
  • Dynamic strategic planning mindset
  • 2 or more years’ experience in planning
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Basic experience in Microsoft programs
  • Advance experience in Transport Management Systems


Essential Behaviours;


  • To work in-line with company values at all times; Prosper, Pride, Professionalism, Perfection and Promise
  • Do the best job you can, going the extra mile and being proud of it
  • Act with honesty and integrity, stick to what you say you’ll do
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to ensure zero confusion
  • React with pace
  • Work as one team, all pulling together to achieve our mission
  • Listen to one another, and to our customers
  • Help each other whenever needed
  • Welcome change
  • Be positive, always have a half full attitude
  • Face your challenges head on and use the resources around you to succeed
  • Ability to self-learn and develop knowledge of the products/markets we operate in.
  • Do everything you can to make this a great place to work


What is in it for you?


  • Unlimited opportunity, with the chance to really excel and progress within your role
  • A senior management team that will support you to exceed in your brand-new role
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Great team ethic 
  • Full Uniform
  • Pension
  • Paid holiday entitlement & more!


If you feel that this could be the right role for you then apply now and we’ll be in touch.

  • Date Posted:
    25th May 2022
  • Location:
    St Helens
  • Salary:
    £27,030

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