Location
Stockton
Business Area
Sunbelt Rentals
Advertising Salary
Competitive Salary
Hours Per Week
42.5
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Careers Site Advertising End Date
30 Aug 2022

About The Role

Are you ready to join a Company that really believes that people are the very heart of the business and really values your contribution? Due to the continued expansion of the business and increasing demands, we’re looking for a Transport Planner  who will thrive in a busy environment.

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:

  • 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
  • Working pro-actively to reduce missed time-slots & late deliveries
  • Ensuring any transport issues arising from customers & drivers are resolved
  • Briefing & De-Briefing drivers 
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 

What can we offer you in return? You’ll be joining a highly successful FTSE100 company, the UK’s largest equipment rental provider.  We provide an Industry leading flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance, retail discount scheme, employee recognition awards and a great Company pension scheme.

About You

If you join the team we’ll provide you with everything you need and ensure you are equipped for success. We’ll talk to you about your training and personal development needs and what you’d like to do to further your career and support your future aspirations. 

To succeed as a Transport Planner you will bring the following skill-set and behaviours:

  • 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

Sunbelt Rentals is the leader in equipment rentals in the UK, Ireland, US and Canada - as well as specialist operations in Europe. We provide a range of solutions to every market and sector, including construction, industrial, energy, infrastructure, government and events. Our teams make the impossible possible and the unthinkable doable. Turning what if into what is. 

Our people are at the heart of our values and they’re our greatest asset.  We rely on you to look after our customers so in return, we take good care of you.  We recognise the value and uniqueness of our team-mates and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive Sunbelt Rentals, providing equality of opportunity and a culture of fairness and respect.

Your health, safety and wellbeing is really important to us. We’re raising awareness and providing support through initiatives such as our mental health awareness campaign and first-aider programme. You’ll also be able to access a 24-7 employee assistance helpline, counselling services and financial wellbeing support.

 

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