Senior Transport Planner - 38k

Job Description

VANRATH are thrilled to be assisting one of our major Food/FMCG clients in Coleraine with the recruitment of a Senior Transport Planner to join their expanding team.

This is a position that requires combining excellent organisational skills, people skills and multitasking skills.

The working pattern is Sunday - Thursday 2pm-10pm - This is a permanent position and the company have a fantastic reputation.


£35,000 - £38,000 per year + fantastic benefits in a modern workplace


  • To plan and manage drivers and vehicles to allocated routes and loads.
  • Programme and schedule orders for delivery throughout designated areas and generate relevant documentation.
  • Ensure maximum use of resources in a cost-effective manner.
  • Issue daily instructions to drivers and communicate nature of work.
  • Minimise fuel costs and maximise driver hours.
  • Focus on efficiency to maximise fleet utilisation.
  • Keep up to date with current legislation regarding Road Haulage regulations.

Essential Criteria:

  • Supervisory experience within a Transport department, in a high volume/turnover business.
  • Significant demonstrable experience with route planning software for example: Roadnet, Paragon, or Max Optra.
  • Considerable demonstrable experience with telematics software such as Teletrac, Quartix or Orbcom.
  • The ability to communicate well at all levels within the business.
  • Have excellent problem solving, analytic and organisational skills.
  • First-rate knowledge of Microsoft Office packages with a focus on Excel.

Desirable Criteria:

  • 3rd level qualification in Business or a relevant discipline.
  • Transport manager CPC Road Haulage
  • Proven experience using Power BI and an ability to build reports.
  • Category B Licence

For further information on this opportunity, or any other jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jack Groves in the strictest confidence.

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