Transport Planner – General Haulage
At WM Armstrong, we pride ourselves on our safe working environment, our excellent culture of teamwork and our strong family values.
We are currently looking for a Transport Planner to join our General Haulage team.
In this role, you will be responsible for the planning of all General Haulage vehicle movements, working alongside other Transport Planners and reporting to the National Planning Manager. You will efficiently schedule daily planning activity, ensuring the most efficient use of vehicles and drivers during collections and deliveries whilst taking account of WTR and Drivers Hours Rules, vehicle weights and dimensions and the Road Traffic Act. All related information must be accurately recorded onto company and other IT systems. You will handle real time communications with our drivers, solving or escalating issues as appropriate where they occur. We are open to consider applications for the position to be based at our Preston site, as well as our head office in Longtown.
To be successful in this role you will be a ‘people person’ and a real team player. Previous Transport planning experience and knowledge of the haulage industry would be advantageous but just as importantly, you will be an effective communicator and able to stay calm under pressure, thriving in a busy and fast-paced environment. A strong and experienced planner, proficient in the use of all Microsoft programs, you are organised, proactive and have excellent attention to detail.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
In return we offer: an attractive salary, and access to excellent benefits such as life assurance, sickness, and pension schemes. The role will be mainly 5 days per week Monday to Friday, with a shift pattern agreed for Saturday working with a day off allocated in the week. Hours of work to be around 40-45 hours per week, with earlies and lates being required.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete the online application form at Wm Armstrong Group Careers. You can if you wish send your CV with a covering letter by email to email@example.com or for postal applications, post to: HR Department, Wm Armstrong Ltd, Townfoot, Longtown, CA6 5LY
Closing Date: Friday 9th February 2024
If you have not received a response from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. We reserve the right to close posts at any time once we have received sufficient applications, we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.