Transport Planner (Traffic Operations)

  • Job Reference: 00006544-1
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Transport Planner (Traffic Operations)

* Ipswich, Suffolk

* Start Date: May 2020

* c£32K (DOE)

The Opportunity:

A fast paced and busy general haulage depot in Ipswich has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Traffic Operator to join the team. Working as a Traffic Operator you will ensure that the driving community operate to the highest possible standard in accordance with their working requirements.

Skills and Experience:

* Must have general Haulage experience (2 years +)

* A good geographical knowledge of East Anglia – to ensure profit is maximized on all vehicles.

* A highly organised and self-disciplined, motivated self-starter

* The ability to prioritise your workload, with logical thinking and strong problem solving skills

* First-class customer service and communication skills

* A commercial understanding of what can impact decisions made can have on profit and loss

Role and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Transport Manager the key focus of the Traffic Operator will be to organise the daily routing of general haulage vehicles, prioritizing workloads as well as briefing & de-briefing drivers regarding their daily duties and pre-planning work for allocation of loading. You will need sound working knowledge of transport legal compliance, including driver’s hours, legislation, routine fleet maintained activities and Tacho related requirements. Continuous communication with all drivers and hubs throughout the day is required, ensuring there are no failures and achieving and exceeding given targets and KPIs.

* Routing & planning vehicles on a day to day basis including back-loads.

* Building revenue to ensure profitability within fleet and targets are met.

* Checking / approving drivers’ timesheets on a weekly basis.

* Managing driver holidays effectively making sure customer needs are met at all times.

NB: All interviews will be done via video link (Skype or similar) due to COVID-19


To learn and understand more about this role working as a Traffic Operator based in Ipswich, Suffolk; please contact Iain Brassell here at ISR Recruitment or please share a copy of your CV or online business profile for a call back in the strictest confidence