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Transport Supervisor

Job Reference: TRANS29049

Employer/Agency Name: LS Contracract Services Ltd

Location: --Northampton

Job Sector: Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain

Salary/Package: £23.04k

Date Posted: 09/02/2018

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Must be within a commuting distance of 15 miles of Lodge farm, Northampton

This position is on a 12-week temp to perm agreement at:


After 12 weeks the salary is:

* £29k plus overtime

* 32 Days inclusive of bank Holidays

Hours of work:

Monday to Friday - Week 1 - 05:00 – 15:00 and Week 2 - 09:00 – 19:00 (alternative weeks). You will be required to work overtime on every other Saturday for approximately 5 hours and every third Sunday for approximately 3-4 hours. Overtime is paid.

A Transport Planning Supervisor is required to work for a well-established bulk feed provider, established since the 19th century and employing nearly 1000 people.

Due to the ongoing success and growth of the company they are looking for a Supervisor to join the team. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in transport/traffic planning using Paragon and Tachomaster and live within a commutable distance (max of 15 miles preferred) of Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northants

Transport Planner Position Overview:

* Supporting the team to deal with customer / driver issues
* Be heavily involved with the planning & scheduling of vehicles and 15 to 20 drivers, ensuring maximum efficiency
* Managing driver schedules, assisting them with directions / planning
* Focusing on KPI's
* Identify any potential issues ensuring they are dealt with and changes are made to ensure the best usage of resources
* Fast paced, strong customer service skills required
* Ensure all data is kept accurate and up to date
* Liaise with other Transport operations staff to ensure the appropriate planning of vehicles

Experience Requirements:

* A minimum of 2 years' transport planning experience
* Comprehensive knowledge of transport legislation including driver hours and fleet requirements
* Good geographical knowledge of the UK

* Previous experience of using Paragon and Tachomaster or similar
* Previous experience as a Transport Planner or Network Planner an advantage
* Good Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
* Thrive in a fast-paced environment, dealing with driver / customer complaints
* Able to communicate effectively at all levels


As a Transport Planning Supervisor, you will become a key member of the planning team devising compliant and cost-effective routes for the fleet. This is a dynamic, fast paced role where you will need to adjust plans to accommodate last minute changes in orders from clients.

* Planning vehicle routes using the Paragon (training given) system as well as manual planning where required
* Enhance profitability by highlighting cost reduction improvements and identify new opportunities
* Liaise with the team to ensure that service levels are consistently met and take appropriate action where necessary
* Maintaining and updating the transport management systems.

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