Transport Planning Manager

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Tamworth, Staffordshire | Ref: BBBH27809


Transport Planning Manager


£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 Planning Manager 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 National Transport Manager, the Transport Planning Manager will take responsibility for the execution, direction, and coordination of all transport route planning and optimisation operations on a national level for a multiple drop delivery network. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to own and develop a brand new team with the Bunzl Catering division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish recommendations, to increase fleet utilisation and maximise profitability of delivery routes.
  • Scope impact for any business wins and losses to the delivery network and provide recommendations in terms of fleet makeup.
  • Develop a national distribution operation with cross dock and urban fleet profile, utilising outsourced solutions where financially/environmentally appropriate in order to satisfy customer demand.
  • Advise management team on the interpretation and likely impact of developments in relevant legislation and best practice.
  • Strategic planning for business wins and losses along with impact analysis
  • Project Management and Strategic planning at a high level
  • Direct the activities of staff in relation to transport planning operations including routing, reporting and tracking

Skills & Experience

Candidates are sought who have a passion for strategic planning and who have experience of working within and implementing a 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. 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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