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Transport Planner required to join #TeamBomfords

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Bomfords Group have gone from strength to strength over the past 18 months and we are currently recruiting for a Transport Planner to support our continued growth. Do you possess the relevant skills and experience? Are you a natural problem solver? Do you have a can-do attitude and the ability to work well under pressure? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Primary responsibility:

- Manage the order well

- Building loads and trips, both outbound and back loads

- Allocate vehicle and trailer resource to plans

- Allocate drivers to the plan d

• Meeting planning deadlines / cutoff times

• Deliver Planning KPI's on load fill, revenue per vehicle day and fleet utilisation etc

• Work with site operational teams to ensure continuous improvement of planning process

• Interrogate systems to provide management information to support continuous improvement of planning process

• Interrogation, allocation and assignment of work

• To provide management information and carry out analysis as required

• Delivery point contact and communications

• Support Planning Manager in Plan/Do/Review calls

• Updating systems and implementing changes based on Plan/Do/Review feedback

• Subcontract excess work efficiently

• Creation of Loading Plans

• Provide real time monitoring to ensure that work is being completed by the local transport offices

• Ensure that Work Instructions and SOP's are followed and check list is adhered to

• Make changes to routes efficiently on the day of execution to ensure that work is completed on time and in full

• Building strong relationships with own team, other departments, suppliers, delivery locations and customers, for the benefit of service and costs

• Fostering an environment that promotes sharing of ideas and best practice to the benefit of the customer service team and wider business

• Work with and support the training and development of team.

Requirements for the Job

• Previous experience of working in a busy transport environment

• Transport Planning experience (Desirable)

• Transport Office Experience (Desirable)

• Excellent knowledge of planning principles (Desirable)

• Problem Solving and Analytical ( Essential)

• Able to work well under pressure (Essential)

• Approachable (Essential)

• Good interpersonal skills (Essential)

• Disciplined/focused (Essential)

• Good communicator (written and verbal) (Essential)

• Strong people management skills (Desirable)

• Good reasoning skills (Essential)

• Good presentation skills (Desirable)

• Flexibility to work extended hours to meet the needs of the business

• Good understanding of Drivers Regulations• High School/secondary education

• Good numerical skills

• Good knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel in particular)

• Good degree of IT literacy

This is an opportunity to join us at a great time and play a key role in the next stage of our growth. If you’re looking for your next role and want to be part of a fantastic team then please send your CV to

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