Transport Planner

Transport Planner

Mark Thompson Transport are recruiting a Transport Planner to join their team at their site in Warrington.

Location: Warrington (WA4)

Mark Thompson Transport are recruiting a Transport Planner to join their team at their site in Warrington. The salary is to be discussed at interview and the shift pattern will be any 5 from 7.

  • Additional benefits:
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Exceptional fleet
  • Opportunity for training and development (CPC training)
  • 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:

  • Communicate effectively with the traffic planning team regarding the day’s requirements and get an immediate understanding of planned routes, vehicle allocations and driver availability
  • Assist with the planning of deliveries
  • Answer all customer and driver enquiries promptly and effectively 
  • React to vehicle defects and drover absence and cover with agency staff if necessary, in line with company procedures 
  • Maintain effective systems to ensure drivers receive the correct manifests and delivery paperwork including PDA’s
  • Liaise with customers and amend the plans accordingly to ensure a successful operation 
  • Answer and deal with other depot phone calls relating to their deliveries 
  • Support company HR processes 
  • Keep up to date with changes to legislation, policies and procedures 
  • Be willing to undertake all tasks set by your manager 

Your knowledge and experience:

  • Strong administration skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literate including all Microsoft programmes 
  • Customer focussed with excellent communication skills 
  • Ethos on continuous improvement 
  • Experience within the Transport sector 
  • Good understanding on driver hours and company compliance 


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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