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  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 Hours P/W (Monday to Friday)
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 03-May-2018
  • Job reference: 14774

Job Description

Transport Planner

£Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Location: Lakeside (Northampton)

Are you looking to utilise your transport planning experience and knowledge? Or do you want to utilise your branch builders merchant industry experience within a new challenging role? Do you thrive from working within a busy, fast paced environment? If so, we want to hear from you!

We, at Travis Perkins are looking for you to join our expanding team as a Transport Planner, based in our Central National Planning Centre in Lakeside (Northampton). You will be accountable for all aspects of planning a busy transport operation, including optimisation of resources, delivery of customer expectations, and health and safety. Working to tight deadlines you will maintain a clear focus upon priorities at all times.

As part of the role responsibilities, you will handle multiple customer delivery requests, by channelling the communication correctly to relevant colleagues and be able to demonstrate a thorough understand of supply chain and related processes. As a Transport Planner, you will also be accountable for delivering a world class end to end customer journey, liaising with issues out on the road and maintaining relationships with team members across branches within the business.

What you need to know:

  • We happen to like complexity with the TP Group and due to the sheer size of our business and branches you will be supporting, it would be great if you have experience in using Paragon Planning System for either designing operations or through live application, coupled with the experience of working in a real time live tracking environment.

  • Excellent organisation skills and your savvy analytical approach will be utilised on a daily basis, along side your strong communication skills.

  • Previous experience within a Transport/Fleet or Merchanting background and be commercially aware will be essential, due to getting the ground running within our expanding team.

  • It would be desirable, but not essential to be qualified to CPC standard.

Occasional travel is required with this position - due to this, a UK Driving license and own transport is required.

What we can offer you?

Travis Perkins plc are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide and have over 28,000 colleagues.

And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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