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Transport Planner

  • Job added:   27 July 2022
  • Job Type :   Other
  • Reference :   InAutomotive-386407
  • Company :   Aston Barclay

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service. Our mission is to bring new perspectives, energy and more innovative ways of working to extend our value within the automotive industry.

We are looking for a Central Transport Planner to join our team based at Head Office in Normanton.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Undertake effective planning and coordination of the Group Transport function
  • Undertake effective management of Transport costs
  • Develop and deliver transport strategies through collaboration with other functions

Duties include:

  • Undertake effective planning and coordination of the Group transport function
  • Achieve maximum utilisation of vehicles, drivers and trade plate drivers through efficient planning.
  • Plan customer’s vehicle collection or delivery on time and in the most efficient and cost effective way to achieve optimum margin potential whilst complying with Transport Legislation and Health & Safety.
  • Re-plan vehicle movements when necessary due to delays.
  • Complete and resolve all outstanding planning issues or pending concerns.
  • Arrange additional resources or alternative options to effectively cover all movements.
  • Analyse vehicle optimisation and drivers productivity.
  • Network modelling, peak of peak times.
  • Ensure that legislation regarding driver hours and tachographs is adhered to at all times.
  • Meet and exceed all transport KPIs and objectives
  • Undertake effective management of Transport costs
  • Understand subcontractor’s earning requirements to ensure mutual productivity.
  • Ensure all additional costs are communicated and agreed at the time; minimising the potential for future recovery queries.
  • Provide regular reporting of all costs and progress against targets.
  • Maintain control over contractor utilisation and minimise costs of external resources.
  • Assist the Transport Manager with subcontractor performance reviews, attending review meetings where necessary and support improvement plans.
  • Work closely with Transport Manager to ensure the best and most cost effective resource is used to deliver an exceptional service.
  • Develop and deliver transport strategies through collaboration with other functions
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders and other functions to engage in logistics strategies.
  • Plan and implement initiatives to improve routing and efficiencies

We offer a fantastic range of benefits that reflect the value we place on our employees and help make Aston Barclay Group a great place to work. These include:

  • 25 days leave per annum + bank holidays
  • The ability to purchase upto an additional 5 days leave per annum
  • Enhanced sick/maternity/paternity/adoption policies
  • Healthcare Cashback scheme on costs such as Dental, Optical and Physiotherapy
  • Access to an online rewards scheme that gives you discounts and money back on everything from fashion, holidays, entertainment, car hire, health and beauty and even weekly shopping from major supermarkets
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (also available to family dependants)
  • Life assurance cover 2 x salary
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Length of service awards
  • Refer a friend recruitment incentive scheme
  • Early finish on your birthday
  • Onsite Gym & Canteen

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