Transport Planner

  • Vacancy Title
  • Transport Planner
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Groundforce
  • Location
  • Leeds (Morley)
  • Closing Date
  • 20/06/2022
  • Job Description
  • We are currently looking to appoint a Transport Planner to join our busy team in our Morley office. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively within a fast paced transport team assisting with planning vehicle routes, ensuring that all movements are cost effective and in line with customer requirements. You’ll have the ability to negotiate transport rates with external haulage partners as well as raising purchase orders. In addition to this you’ll liaise with key internal and external stakeholders supporting with stock management & replenishment between our wide reaching network of operational depots.

    Skills & experience required:

    • Knowledge of shoring/hire industry advantageous
    • Knowledge of construction/housing/civil engineering industry advantageous.
    • Good geographical knowledge of UK essential. Geographical knowledge of Europe desirable.
    • Ability to interpret digital tachographs advantageous.
    • Knowledge of the driving time & working time directive advantageous.
    • Knowledge of transport compliance/accreditation schemes advantageous.
    • Knowledge of driver CPC requirements advantageous.

    I.T. Skills:

    • Basic computer literacy – MS Office/Outlook skills
    • Knowledge of transport fleet management/scheduling software advantageous.
    • Excellent telephone manner and also email structuring skills essential.

    Groundforce has built a reputation as a first class market leader by developing six core business elements. Each division was formed to serve the construction industry by offering specialist solutions in shoring equipment, piling equipment, pipe stoppers, pressure testing, trenchless technology, temporary bridges and excavation training. A commitment to developing our vast product range means Groundforce’s customers can be certain of innovative products and a comprehensive service.

    We understand that all continued success rests firmly with our employees, and at Groundforce we have an ethos of putting people at the very core of our business. To ensure our first class service continues, we offer excellent career support and development for all our employees and believe this positive approach ultimately drives success through to our customers.