Transport Planner Lead

  • Department / Function :
  • Logistics / Supply Chain
  • Location :
  • Aston, Birmingham
  • Contract Type :
  • Permanent
  • Salary :
  • Competitive + Benefits
  • Working Pattern :
  • Full-time
  • Job Advert Description :
  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Planner Lead to join our Matthew Clark team at our Birmingham Depot in Aston. 

    Shift: 10am to 6pm - Monday to Friday (Occasional weekend working during peak periods)

    What you'll be doing

    The job holder will ensure the smooth management of the transport operation, with responsibility for the delivery of cost, service, compliance, people KPIs – in line with company and legal standards and requirements.

    Responsibility for the leading the transport team with a support and deputy role for Transport Shift Manager as required.

    • Effectively plan the depot fleet through the company planning tools, specifically looking to maximise efficiency with the minimum cost 
    • Support the management team in ensuring the department and depot are compliant in all areas
    • Monitor and maintain housekeeping standards in the department. Identify, eliminate, isolate, or minimise workplace hazards
    • ​Proactive communication with drivers, mates, internal and external customers regarding operational issues
    • Provide the team with expert knowledge, advice, leadership, motivation and addressing areas for improvement
    • Provide practical solutions to operational challenges and take ownership of problems and deal with them effectively
    • Create and maintain a positive, safe, and productive working environment
    • Continually review ways of improving the operations in all areas, generating new ideas and actively implementing and promoting change
    • Responsible for the quality of the vehicle loading.
    • Work with the warehouse to ensure tasks are completed both safely and efficiently.
    • Liaise with the Planning Team ensuring all issues are logged and reported within process
    • Work closely with the Nightshift shunter and assist with any vehicle moves or general yard duties as required
    • Liaise with Nightshift admin, ensuring all daily tasks or requirements are completed as required
    • Ensure all loading information is captured and fed back to the admin and planning teams
    • Ensure all vehicles are loaded in a safe and workable manner

    About you

    • Passionate, hands-on approach to providing a premium service to internal and external customers
    • Team player role model who leads by example and can motivate, coach, and develop team members
    • Proven experience with investigations in areas including, but not limited to, accidents and disciplinaries
    • Able to manage targets and KPI’s
    • Previous experience of working within a fast-paced warehouse and transport department.
    • Experience working with Microsoft Excel
    • Vehicle Loading experience
    • Understanding of Warehouse and Transport functionality.
    • Understanding of the legal requirements around transport
    • Extensive understanding of the safe and efficient process of vehicle loading

    Sounds Interesting?

    Send us a CV that demonstrates your experience and we’ll aim to get back to you ASAP!

    Matthew Clark (part of C&C Group) is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


  • Full job description :
  • JD_Transport_Team_Leader.pdf