Senior Transport Planning Executive - York

Ref: 413 Date Posted: Monday 19 Feb 2024

Optimum Recruitment Group are proud to be working exclusively with a well established and successful business based in central York, who are looking to appoint a Senior Transport Planning Executive.  This is a newly created opportunity.

Reporting into the Transport Manager, you will be responsible for compiling efficient and effective schedules, route planning for client operations and ensuring their customer first approach, whilst monitoring transport costs.

Communicating with all suppliers along with both internal and external customers, to ensure products and services are delivered at the highest standard, is essential.

This is a fantastic and challenging opportunity for someone who wants to progress their career and contribute to the overall growth of the business. You will need to be highly proactive and adaptable, tech savvy, have the ability to navigate changing priorities and obstacles efficiently.

Your duties will include:

  • Planning and coordinating transport routes, balancing budgets and the customer experience.
  • Liaising with other teams in the business to ensure a seamless experience for internal and external customers.
  • Providing wider support for the transport team.
  • Monitoring pricing and making recommendations to improve profitability.
  • Maintaining supplier relationships.
  • Supporting the Transport Manager with future product planning and pricing.
  • Keeping up to date with external factors that may impact the efficient delivery of services.

Our client is ideally looking for an experienced transport and logistics planner who has the appetite to add value to the function and wider organisation.

Do you:

  • Have solid experience in a transport or logistics planning role.
  • Have good time management skills, with the proven ability to prioritise and be incredibly organised.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Problem solve and make data led decisions.
  • Possess a methodical approach to work.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate passionate about delivering a great customer experience.
  • Have experience of liaising with suppliers.
  • Demonstrate outstanding commercial awareness.
  • Have a high level of resilience and tenacious approach.

Salary up to £40,000 (depending on skills and experience) plus benefits. This is an office based role.