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Job Summary

We are partnering with a global logistics operation who are currently seeking a Transport Planner to join their  based in Dartford.

The Transport Planner with be responsible for the efficient management and planning of deliveries and collections within the Short Distance Long Distance area.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Plan delivery and collection routes for next day
  • Communicate with local haulier fleet on a daily basis to book vehicles for the next day
  • Arrange any special Vehicles required
  • Manage telephone calls from the drivers and resolve any queries on route
  • Must advise of all delivery and collection discrepancies ensuring the service documentation is sent to the appropriate dept/owner
  • Take responsibility for standard vehicle tours for the next day ensuring drivers names are added to the extra vehicles
  • Responsibility on shift for the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) which presents itself during the shift
  • Manage and allocate collections for SD Drivers and ensure they are put in the right tour/relation
  • Management of SD driver and vehicle schedules and arrivals 
  • Driver queries via telephone


  • Prior experience in a transport planner role
  • Experience using route planning and tracking systems
  • Excellent communication skills both with internal and external individuals
  • Ability to work with and manage drivers
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment

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Job Summary

Reference: 11553

Location: Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Posted: 10 Dec 2020