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Transport Planner


Job ID: 5767432

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
£27k - 32k per year

Job Type: Full Time


Transport Planner

We are working with our client based in Stoke-on-Trent to recruit for a Transport Planner on a permanent basis.


Monday to Friday 


Up to £32,000 per annum

Key Accountabilities:

  • To plan the national and local vehicle and trailers resources in the most cost effective and compliant manner, achieving profitability and service excellence.
  • Plan and allocate all national and local vehicle and trailer resources ensuring optimum utilisation and profitability within the constraints of cargo availability, vehicle availability, customer requirements and legal restrictions.
  • Prepare and produce Vehicle and Load Manifests and customer paperwork and present to the Warehouse and assigned drivers.
  • Provide the main point of contact for the national drivers.
  • Liaise and communicate with internal and external customers.
  • Transport administration and data update within various operating systems.
  • Assist the National Transport Supervisor in the management and allocation of the fleet’s headcount.
  • Provide a friendly and helpful Driver Reception service, greeting each driver and allocating their vehicle keys and Manifest of work up, until the main shift commences.
  • Support and actively participate in answering incoming calls.
  • Be reactive to daily problems and be prepared to be reactive to emergencies.
  • Any duties / tasks as requested by your Line Manager or a Director.
  • Vehicle costings, revenues and profitability.
  • Sub-contractor uses and costs.
  • Driver’s overtime.
  • Have a clear understanding of the Company's policies, procedures and vision and how the Transport and Fleet Departments contributes and complies to these.
  • Ensure that Drivers Hours and Working Directive Regulations are adhered to by all drivers and mobile workers and that accurate records are maintained in accordance with the Company’s legal obligations.
  • Ensure vehicles are not overloaded.
  • Vehicle and drivers’ cards are correctly downloaded in accordance with Company procedures.




What you’ll need:

  • General Haulage route planning experience
  • Routing and management of 30+ vehicles
  • Vehicle weights and legal limits
  • Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Directive Regulations
  • Operators’ Licence obligations, undertakings and Regulations
  • Road Traffic Laws
  • Construction and Use Regulations
  • Vehicle costs
  • Microsoft Word and Excel at entry level
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Calm and ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible approach to hours of work
  • Applies attention to detail


  • 24 days annual leave increasing to 25 in 2024 plus 8 bank holidays
  • Discount Platform
  • Full training and support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extensive learning opportunities
  • Employee Engagement Forum
  • Reward and Recognition programme
  • Monthly Pay Day Treat Day 


Interested? Please call Olivia on 01782 712230 or email Oliviac@kpir.co.uk



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