Transport Planner - Tamworth

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Tamworth, Staffordshire | Ref: BBBH29630


Transport Planner/Analyst


Salary Competitive + Benefits

Role profile

Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading distributor of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to the hospitality and catering sectors in the UK. Delivering to a variety of customers in both the private and public sector from small independent cafe owners, local health trusts and schools to national hotel and restaurant chains.

As the exclusive recruitment partner for Bunzl Catering Supplies, Cast UK are undertaking a search for this new and integral part of the centralised planning team. The core focus of this role will be to take responsibility for the routing, optimisation, and allocation of resources of a national multi-drop network spanning eight regional hubs. The creation of daily reports to track network performance will be required and the ability to think strategically and analyse the data to develop the network is key. The Transport Planner must have a strong understanding of road transport operations, including EU drivers' hours regulations, operator licensing requirements, and excellent geographical knowledge of UK road networks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work to increase fleet utilisation and maximise profitability of delivery routes
  • Manage the fleet profile including number of and type of vehicles, mileage, and running costs in line with business requirements
  • Input into network strategy primarily in the form of scenario modelling using Ortec to support business cases and new wins/losses
  • Efficiently plan a national distribution operation with cross dock and urban fleet profile, utilising outsourced solutions where financially/environmentally appropriate in order to satisfy customer demand
  • Ensure all routing adheres to relevant health and safety and road traffic legislation
  • Ensure route planning is appropriate and where required establish and implement operational improvements
  • Understand the effectiveness of private, third party, and contract carriage systems
  • Contribute to the development and communication of transport policies and procedures
  • Assist with the management of key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of the planning function and the wider transport operation
  • Ensure contractual KPIs are met by working with the operations teams and delivery partners to spot opportunities and deliver achievable plans
  • Assist with new initiatives within the Transport Operation

Perform other duties as assigned by management from time to time

The ideal candidate:

This role is ideal for someone looking for their first step in Transport Planning or to kick start their Transport career. The role requires a perfectionist who is enthusiastic about all-things systems, capable of working in a specialist or technical area of expertise.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual, passionate about getting things right with good attention to detail, ensuring quality and standards are met and reducing error to a minimum are important factors in this position. Keeping up-to-date with legislation and gathering facts are also an important part of the job. This person will be logical and systematic, conventional, accurate, shrewd, methodical, dependable, self-starter, serious, probing, objective, self-reliant, and inquisitive by nature. Standard operating procedures and clearly defined guidelines are important to the role.

£Competitive + Excellent Benefits

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