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Transport Planning Manager

£40000 - £50000 per annum Bonus

Job description

Transport Planning Manager

Kettering / Corby

Salary £40,000 to £50,000 plus bonus

Day Shift

My client is looking for an experience Transport Planning Manager to join their growing team. You will need to be at home both in managing logistics and people to ensure everyone is motivated to provide the best possible service. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking company as it looks to double the size of it's depot.


To manage the booking and transport planning operations to ensure a high quality service to our customers whilst minimising costs and supporting an efficient warehousing operation.

  • To manage the 3rd party suppliers of transport, verify invoices and maintain KPI's to promote continuous improvement.
  • To manage the tender process for transport and contract maintenance to ensure compliance, competitiveness and customer satisfaction is maintained.
  • To Work with the business to review and ensure the development of the logistics services is inline and supporting of the company's plans


  • To aid the smooth operation of the Logistics department by maintaining the effective management of the booking and transport planning functions.
  • To maintain accurate records of activities whilst overseeing and prioritising the departments work load.
  • To manage and develop the transport planning team ensuring the staffing levels and the skill base is maintained to ensure the smooth operation at all times.
  • Provide performance monitoring and development training for all team members. Maintaining records of Holiday, sickness and training.
  • To maintain transport KPI's reports and additional adhoc reporting as required aiding the smooth operation of the logistics function.
  • To communicate with both internal and external customers/hauliers to ensure the smooth operation of the logistics function resolving any queries as they occur.
  • To Review the performance of the department, team and processes to ensure continuous improve is maintained.

As a team member to contribute to the overall success of the team and the Company goals by maintaining regular attendance, punctuality, focus and professionalism at all times.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.

If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!


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