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DATE ADDED: Fri 12/07/2019

Import Transport Planner

Purfleet, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company committed to providing quality, innovative value and logistics services. The person our client is looking for must be self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high job quality and profit making. The successful candidate, who will report to the Operations Manager, will be responsible for planning round trip trailers and arranging import part and full loads. There will also be some administrative tasks involved in the job as well as liaising with oversea partners and other local offices in the UK. The applicant must have good financial awareness, be organised and punctual, possess a good knowledge of the road freight industry and preferably have recent relevant experience in trailer planning. They are looking for a person who can add extra quality to their already highly skilled planning team and be able come up with alternative solutions to challenges and problems whilst at the same time working under pressure. Main purpose of Job: To return load their fleet of round-trip trailers when empty in Eastern Europe and ensure these trailers are utilised in a best way in order to be profitable for company. This is done by networking with other offices, through market contacts, regular UK importers or from freight exchange websites. Key Tasks of the role are:
• Trailer planning of groupage, part load and full loads
• Planning of import/export trailers with part load and full loads to ensure cost effectiveness, to provide the service level as shown within the service schedule and to meet the customers’ requirements.
• Haulage sourcing and rate negotiating and assessing any subcontractors ensuring they are approved and fulfil any legal requirements.
• Liaise with other offices in the UK and abroad, reporting any discrepancies or specific requirements.
• Communicate with drivers and hauliers to ensure issues are resolved promptly
• Ensure legislative compliance in all areas.
• Ensure that the company operates within all agreed operational procedures, and within statutory requirements including the provision and maintenance of a safe working environment.
• Arrange with approved hauliers for transport of cargo, confirm availability of equipment and agree prices where no tariff exists, to maximise cost effectiveness.
• Prepare correct documentation to the Warehouse/Haulage/Distribution/Shipping department for loading/offloading cargo to vehicles, in a timely manner, ensuring all hazardous requirements are met.
• Perform and correctly implement General Administration, check costs in accordance with departmental requirements, create CMRs, communicate efficiently and effectively (via use of VDU's, telephone, etc.) with internal and external customers, suppliers, and other offices, as required by operational procedures. What they can offer you: -A role in a successful, dynamic company -Be a part of a strong team of performance driven colleagues -Great future career prospects for advancement -A professional working environment Quality Our client has a principal goal to improve quality, health, safety and environmental sustainability with their community. All employees must make an active effort to continue the momentum towards minimising work related injuries, illness and the possible impact on the environment. They are required to stay committed to provide the highest quality of work to colleagues and our clients in a timely manner and in accordance with the principles of their management system standards of work and approved working standards. Salary: Commensurate with experience Please apply online with your CV and covering letter. Please check your email for confirmation that your application has been received and to follow further instructions if applicable. Simplified Recruitment is a Job Advertising Agency working on behalf of a client. By applying for this position you are giving us permission to pass your CV and covering letter to a third party in relation to recruitment. A full copy of our privacy policy can be viewed on our website. Ref: SR505598