Senior Transport Operator


  • £25000 - £35000 per annum
  • Posted: 24/08/2017
  • Birmingham b8 1bb Birmingham
  • Job Ref: 038101994
  • Permanent

Job Details

An global inter-modal freight company based in Birmingham are branching out from their traditional business model and are recruiting a Senior Transport Operator to drive a new arm of the business forward. They need someone with a solid general haulage background who comes from the point of view of delivering full loads of palletised goods in curtain side vehicles and maximising profit by arranging backhauls for all vehicles returning to base.

You would be responsible for implementing and running the fleet desk for the palletised freight network, managing a fleet of circa 10 vehicles, to include curtain side and box vehicles.

The successful Senior Transport Operator will carry out the following duties:

- Planning Routes
- Planning Loads
- Driver De-Briefing
- Ensuring outstanding customer service
- Overseeing legal compliance regarding drivers working hours

To be a successful Senior Transport Operator you will need to have the following skills/experience:

- General Haulage experience
- Palletised Goods experience
- Route Planning Skills
- Load Planning ability
- Transport Planning experience

In return the client is offering a negotiable salary of circa £25-35k, working Monday to Friday on a day shift basis (standard hours based around 9am - 5pm). The company offers a really great working environment, a friendly team atmosphere and a large company set up offering scope for career development.

In terms of what the role offers you? By looking at the job duties and person specification you will see that you will get a lot of autonomy and freedom, working as a Senior Transport Operator as a standalone function where you are acting as Transport Planner and to some extent Transport Manager. Your role will straddle all functions of a busy general haulage desk, which in itself is a fantastic development opportunity.

The client is well respected in the industry for their outstanding Terms and Conditions of employment, offering a package which is difficult to match let alone beat. On top of your salary you can expect a final salary pension scheme which adds thousands of pounds of value to your wage package. You won't be working weekends or shifts, you will have a work life balance in a company who look after you in both good and bad times.

If you have the skills and experience that I am looking for then don't wait, apply now! Please email your CV to Claire.Male@Pertemps.co.uk or call me on 0121 456 4555 to discuss in more detail.