Transport Planner

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Tamworth, Staffordshire | Ref: BBBH31552


Transport Planner


£Competitive + Excellent 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, Cast UK are leading the search for a Transport Planner to be based from their NDC in Tamworth. This is a brand-new role with the division which will lead to the development of a centralised national planning centre. This is very much a strategic hire for their business as they look to implement and maximise the efficiencies of Ortec and Microlise. Reporting into the Transport Planning manager the Transport Planner will 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. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to own and develop a brand-new team with the Bunzl Catering division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work to increase fleet utilisation and maximise profitability of delivery routes
  • Manage 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

Skills & Experience

Candidates are sought who have a passion for strategic planning and who have experience of working within and improving a network and centralised planning function. We are searching for someone who is a perfectionist, capable of working in a specialist or technical area of expertise and is extremely well organised. Ideally the successful candidate will have the persistence and determination to see a job through to conclusion. Previous experience of Ortec and Microlise is highly sought after as is experience of managing and implementing change.


£Competitive + Excellent Benefits

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