Woodland Logistics are recruiting a Nights Transport Planner for our team at Doncaster. The Transport Planner will report to the Transport Manager and work closely with the entire Transport team based around the UK. Under the guidance and direction of the Operations Manager Transport Planner will be a key member of the transport team, actively involved in the day-today operation to ensure an effective and efficient transport function which fulfils the requirements of the customer.

Shift pattern - 4 on 4 off 6am - 6pm.

About us:

Woodland Group is more than just a logistics and supply chain company. Independently owned, the Group continuously challenges itself and its teams to be innovative, quick to adapt, provide expert solutions and create opportunities for clients, team members as well as the business. Our culture thrives on a drive for excellence, opportunities to learn and develop, our diversity and relationship building, as well as our desire to bring skills and passion to a quickly changing and fast-paced environment.

What you will be doing:

Understand and fully utilise Woodland Logistics operating systems, ensuring that the transport team is using the systems correctly and in full, to the benefit of the operation.

Ensure the successful management and communication of the centrally planned work route allocation and deal with any presented ad hoc requests within the transport team.

Ensure the successful management of PDA use including status reporting and signature capture reporting.

Ensure the correct maintenance of operational reports as required by management.

Understand customer operational requirements and ensure that the correct procedures are in place within the transport team in order to meet these, exceeding expectations wherever possible. Engage with customers as required by management to ensure maximum operational satisfaction.

Work with management and the transport team to ensure that any service delivery concerns or failures are identified and addressed as most appropriate.

Ensure the successful management of driver daily work flow and the daily driver debrief process.

Ensure that all transport documentation is managed and stored in an accurate, orderly and legally compliant manner.

Investigate employee conduct and performance issues as required.

Manage vehicle maintenance and service requirements, ensuring a consistently road-worthy fleet.

Maintain good relationships with suppliers and work to ensure continued cost effectiveness, the control of expenditure and excellent supplier service.

Promote an open-door policy. Seek to understand and address day-to-day operational concerns within the driver fleet and transport team wherever possible in order to encourage a satisfied and operationally-sound workforce.

Ensure the fair and legally compliant distribution of driver work by the transport team.

Ensure that driver and transport team training records are accurately maintained and that all compulsory training is completed as required.

Maintain an excellent working knowledge of all legislation that is relevant to the transport industry and work in accordance with this. Understand the Operating Licence obligations and work with management to ensure that these are met. Highlight any concerns in this regard to management without delay.

Understand and consistently promote Company policy and procedure including that relating to health and safety.

Work on ad-hoc and contract specific projects as required by management.

This list is not exhaustive. The role of Transport Planner will change and develop over time.

About you:

Previous experience as a Transport Planner is essential for this position. You will need to live and breathe our core values, customer first approach, sustainability goals and able to work in a fast-moving environment with a great team of people. Naturally, you will embrace an inclusive working environment and be committed to acting with integrity and honesty in everything you do.

Why you'll love working for us:

We have a new UK benefits programme based on what our staff asked us for! This includes...

Generous holiday allowance which rises with service.

Recognition awards and Incentives.

Length of service incentives

Enhanced occupational maternity pay

Profit share scheme

Salary sacrifice pension scheme

Life assurance

Health cash plan

Mental health and stress hotline

Retail discounts and awards

Discounted health club membership

Real career opportunities

Team bonding opportunities and events

To be part of a fast-moving exciting company with a great team of people.

And much more…

We look forward to you joining our world where WE CARE, WE CONNECT, WE DELIVER.