Sunbelt Rentals
Competitive Salary
10 May 2021

About The Role

The Transport Planner role is a new role that will play a key part of our new regional logistics strategy at Sunbelt Rentals UK. 
Reporting to the Regional Transport Manager, you'll be responsible for the delivery of effective and efficient transport routes across multiple Sunbelt Rentals depots for a number of drivers and vehicles up to an approximate maximum of 10 drivers or 8 vehicles.  You'll play an active role in the safe operations of our transport operation and to ensure our drivers, vehicles and routes operate to the highest levels of safety 
Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Creation of daily transport routes to deliver high levels of customer services
  • Responsible for route efficiency. Lead review process & compliance to optimise van/LGV schedules and 3PL usage
  • Responsible for delivering the Operational Performance to the agreed KPI targets
  • The agreed KPIs will include:
    • On Time delivery performance
    • Vehicle productivity in the form of jobs per vehicle (JPV) KPI 
    • Number of Accidents through demonstrative action to reduce the number of accidents
    • Vehicle uptime by reducing vehicle off road (VOR) time
    • 100% POD and POC compliance to ensure revenue collection
  • Working pro-actively to reduce missed time-slots & late deliveries
  • Ensuring any transport issues arising from customers & drivers are resolved
  • Briefing & De-Briefing drivers 

About You

What will you need to succeed? 
  • Hire/Rental industry experience preferred but not essential 
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure. The role will cover resources and routes in multiple depots with vehicles and people
  • Transport planning in a similar or transferable environment such as a Transport office managing multiple locations, drivers and vehicles with responsibility for routing and route optimisation, Transport compliance and O licence regulations.  Someone who has or is working towards Transport Manager CPC would be ideal
  • IT skills, a good level of technical proficiency is preferred in both transport and workforce management related systems such as Paragon, Job Watch (Big Change) or Rotec and general Microsoft applications such as Excel or Access, Business Objects
  • Excellent geographical knowledge of UK road network
  • Personable nature with a “can do” approach to their work
  • A good understanding of how to be assertive and to react appropriately depending on the circumstances 
  • Commercial focus with an understanding of the impact of cost on the Transport operation
  • A drive to be proactive.  This role requires forward planning and being able to react and thinking quickly 
  • Resilience.  This is about the ability to stay calm when under pressure and continue to make decisions and solve problems on the go 

About Us

As part of FTSE 100 Ashtead Group plc, Sunbelt Rentals is the leader in equipment rentals in the UK, US and Canada - as well as specialist operations in Europe. Together, our teams of experts provide rental equipment and managed solutions into every market and sector, including construction, industrial, energy, infrastructure, government and events.

Our people are at the very heart of our values and they’re our greatest asset. Join us and we’ll give you everything you need to succeed - award winning training, professional development and support and opportunities to progress your Sunbelt Rentals career.

The package includes a competitive salary and flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance and a great Company pension scheme.

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