Posted: February 12, 2020

Traffic Planner/Operator


  • Permanent
  • Manchester
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Salary: £26000 - £29000
  • Division: Commercial

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Traffic Planner/Operator

Carrington, Manchester

£26,000 – £29,000

Ideal Recruit are looking to find an experienced Traffic Planner/Operator to join our client’s busy team in Carrington, Manchester. The ideal person will ensure that the movement of products are completed in a timely and cost effective manner.

Main Duties:     

  • To ensure that customer deliveries are planned in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • To effectively utilise drivers, vehicles and sub-contractors; liaising and taking into consideration all company sites when doing so.
  • Ensure that all elements of the job are communicated effectively to all personnel, especially drivers and sub-contractors.
  • Ensure that Drivers are supplied with appropriate delivery documentation.
  • To be aware of driver status in respect of delays or hold-ups; to monitor and track customer deliveries and KPIs to ensure service level agreements and delivery on time are achieved.
  • Responsible for the input and maintenance of the traffic management system – with accuracy of detail to allow for accurate invoicing processes.
  • Ensure a complete handover is available for next oncoming shift.
  • To allocate work in accordance with current Operating Licence legislation, and ensure all vehicle and trailer services are completed on time meeting compliance requirements.
  • Effectively manage the balance between own fleet and third party sub-contractors and liaise with Accounts to maintain an effective payment schedule, based on own customer Vs contractor payments
  • Ensure that customer enquiries are dealt with in a professional, timely and competent manner
  • To ensure that Communication channels are open and maintained with other internal departments and customers
  • Provide sickness and holiday cover for colleagues in the department.
  • Undertake any additional tasks when requested to support the Senior Management team on site

Other Duties:

  • All employees are expected to adhere to company rules and procedures and act in a professional manner
  • All employees are responsible for health safety of themselves and others around them and therefore should ensure that safety regulations are adhered to.
  • Undertake any training required to fulfil the role in a competent and safe manner, as directed by the Company
  • Any other duties as directed by the company for which you are suitably qualified

Person Specification:

  • Experience of working within Transport/Traffic Office and vehicle planning
  • Experience of Supermarket Distribution centres
  • Numerate and P.C. Literate
  • Excellent Communications Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and “think on feet” as fast moving environment
  • Flexible and reliable in approach to work

For a confidential discussion contact Nicki Roberts @ Ideal Recruit Burnley or apply online

Unfortunately due to a high number of applicants only those who are shortlisted for this position will be contacted, please take a look at our website for other positions available.

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