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Transport Planner

Whats the role?

Shift:Sunday - Thursday Days 08:00 - 18:00

As one of our Traffic Planners you will be playing a central role in creating effective transport plans for our customers within our consumer sector and the wider Eddie Stobart network, whilst complying with legal responsibilities.


1. Annual Leave 28 Days including bank holidays

2.Rewards App

3.Staff Shop

4.Loyalty Bonus after 5 years service

5.Free assigned Stobart uniform

6.Death in Service

7.On-site Canteen

8.Learning, Development & Progression opportunities

9.Gym Membership Discount

10.Statutory Sick Pay

What will I be responsible for?

  • Effective management and planning of drivers, through on-going communication and using our state-of-the-art transport software
  • Controlling and planning an agreed amount of resource (vehicles, drivers, trailers); ensuring all legal requirements are adhered to (Working Time Directive and EU drivers hours regulations)
  • To ensure the daily plan is completed in real time managing resources effectively; maximising utilisation whilst minimising cost
  • Ensure that our internal tracking systems are kept organised and updated to an exceptional standard
  • Make regular use of in-house planning tools and systems to manage workload and monitor efficiency
  • Understanding and achieving key performance targets relating to the safety and efficiency of our fleet (including utilisation and costing)
  • Constantly communicate with our customer service teams and drivers to ensure customer KPIs and targets are achieved and maintained

What kind of person are you looking for?

As the successful candidate you will be able to work on your own initiative, with the willingness to resolve complex issues. You should be able to comfortably organise your own workload and will be able to work in a pressurised environment to meet key deadlines. Strong verbal and written communication are essential requisites.

You should be PC literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word in particular. And you must also have at least 2 years experience in a planning environment. Some geographic knowledge would also prove advantageous

Sherburn In Elmet, England, UK