Traffic Planner - Nights Job In Droitwich Spa

Traffic Planner - Nights

  • £25000 - £26000 per annum
  • Posted: 24/01/2020
  • Droitwich Spa
  • Job Ref: 484100801
  • Permanent

Job Details

Traffic Planner - Nights
Droitwich Area

About our client
Our client a successful logistics and distribution company based in Droitwich is seeking an Traffic Planner (Nights) to join their company on a permanent basis. The purpose of the role is to take responsibility for the timely traffic planning of routes and scheduling delivery times to ensure that the customer receives a first class service in a cost effective way.

Commutable distances to Droitwich, include, Kidderminster, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Stourport and the surrounding areas.

Role Requirements

  • Working with customers, suppliers, drivers and other traffic desks, planning routes and scheduling the delivery times to ensure the smooth running of the operation
  • Prioritising workload, route planning driver brief and de-brief
  • Liaise with other depots within the company
  • Strong organisational skills for planning schedules, journeys and loads
  • Proactively work to reduce late deliveries and missed timeslots
  • Ability to work flexibly and to make decisions quickly
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Maintain computerised systems such as Sterling, have the skills to use excel spreadsheets
  • A good understanding of transport regulations currently in force
  • Good geographical knowledge
  • Booking driver agency staff according to the needs of the business
  • Must monitor Compliance and work with drivers and compliance to eliminate infringements
  • Must ensure that all drivers are aware of SAFED and be actively involved in improving SAFED achievements to goals
  • Must be an integral part of and is responsible for employee health and safety
  • Ensure that vehicles and trailers are available in a timely manner to adhere to Compliance and inspection requirements
  • Provide general support appropriate to the management when required
  • Checking driving licenses and ensuring company drivers and agency drivers are compliant and legal to deal within the scope of the conditions of the insurance.

Successful Candidate
  • Proven experience of working in a similar role at the same level
  • Proven experience working in a distribution, logistics or supply chain environment
  • Ideally be a CPC Holder (National/International)
  • Proven experience dealing with traffic management, VOSA Compliance is an integral part of the role and therefore and essential requirement
  • Proven ability to be a logical thinker able to problem solve effectively
  • The ability to work unsupervised, continually managing time and prioritising work to meet tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills, be able to interact and engage people at all levels both internally and externally
  • Excellent geographical Knowledge is required
  • The successful candidate will need to be a team player, with a flexible positive attitude towards work and the requirements of the business

What's on offer?
  • Permanent Position
  • £26,000 Per annum
  • Shift Pattern: 4 on / 4 off Nights (6:00pm - 6:00am)
  • Holiday: 20-days which includes the Statutory Bank Holidays
  • Nest Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Great Culture and working environment
How To Apply:
If you think you have the skills and experience we are looking for them please do not hesitate to email me:

Pertemps specialise in temporary and permanent recruitment for Commercial, Industrial, Driving, Logistics, Engineering and Technical sectors.

If this particular vacancy is not of interest to you, we have other opportunities available - please visit