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Transport Planner - Bicester, UK

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.



Woodland Group are recruiting a Transport Planners to join our team at Bicester. The Transport Planner will report to the Transport Manager and work closely with the Operations and Warehouse teams to plan, direct and control the activities of the transport fleet including sub-contractors to optimise cost-effectiveness and use of resources. The Transport Planner must provide a high quality service to both internal and external customers.



  • Consistently produce optimum vehicle, work and route allocation in terms of timings and cost. Ensure the fair and legally compliant distribution of driver work and complete the drivers debrief process correctly;
  • Liaise with account executives, customers and associate companies as required, to ensure that deliveries and collections are organised and conducted in line with customer requirement;
  • Actively seek to understand customer operational requirements and identify any service or delivery concerns or failures;
  • Ensure delivery issues are fully communicated to operational teams and resolved timely;
  • Ensure that we are fully compliant with both driver and vehicle statutory and legislative requirements
  • Assist in the development of the Company’s transport strategy to maximise profitability and return on investment;
  • Work with all other transport teams throughout the Company to support their work requirements as needed and maximise internal revenue wherever possible;
  • Any other duties as required by management for the smooth and efficient operation of the department.


  • Work with the transport team to continually improve processes and business performance;
  • Support changes in the role necessary to take the department and business forward; and
  • Work to achieve personal objectives set at appraisal and/or those set monthly or quarterly.


  • Achieving agreed individual objectives; and
  • Understanding and adhering to all Woodland policies and procedures relevant to the role.




  • A good salary as demonstrated earlier in the advert
  • Generous holiday allowance.
  • Recognition awards and Incentives
  • Pension
  • Lunch on us monthly
  • Real career opportunities - being part of a Global logistics provider who is expanding globally opens up many opportunities
  • Team bonding opportunities
  • 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.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Please note there would be an on-call weekend rotation (3 weekly)


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