Transport Planner

Transport Planner

AKW GL are recruiting a Transport Planner to join their team at their site in Manchester.

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Manchester (M32)


AKW are recruiting a Transport Planner to join their team at their site in Manchester.

  • Monday - Friday
  • Additional benefits:
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Full Uniform and PPE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Loyalty Awards (recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service)
  • Employee benefits and discounts across a range of top brands (including shopping, travel, motoring and days out)


About the job:

  • Ensure all timed deliveries meet deadlines, and management are informed of any potential failures
  • Make sure all vehicles are monitored and progress is recorded
  • Oversee that all employed drivers are using PDA’s to update arrival time at site and to obtain electronic signatures
  • Make sure all jobs in traffic diary are allocated correctly
  • Report any damages / accidents and ensure the relevant forms are completed upon return to depot.
  • Carry out mentor duties by agreed deadline and relevant forms updated.
  • Notify drivers of their start times for the following day.
  • Debrief all drivers fully at end of shift, ensure all POD’s accounted for and any damages/shortages reported to line manager.
  • Ensure driver tachograph card is download and hand in vehicle keys at the end of shift.
  • Allocate night drivers vehicles.
  • Ensure vehicles are available for Service and MOT when required


Your knowledge and experience:

  • Experience working within a busy Traffic Office
  • Computer Literate
  • Excellent man management skills
  • Familiar with TMS systems such as Contrado and Stirling
  • Experience of a Pallet Network


We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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