Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity


Nottingham, England

Transport Planner - Trade

Ensures route efficiency and utilising optimum disposal outlets within the area to ensure effective use of vehicles, facilities and drivers to ensure maximum productivity and material segregation in order to deliver the highest level of customer service. 

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring your own health and safety and that of others and promoting a positive health and safety culture within the workplace
  • Ensure all Health and safety obligations are met, and company policies are adhered to
  • Report any safety concerns, hazard observations, accidents and incidents in a timely manner to allow full investigation and prevent re-occurrence
  • Ensure driver availability and coverage in line with legislation and company procedures to ensure that there is suitable coverage at all times for all rounds on Trade, FEL, Hiab and Cage vehicles
  • Perform administrative duties including accurate input of disposal information, timesheets, tachograph records, holiday rotas, credit query logs and various KPI reports.
  • Liaison with fleet to ensure effective vehicle resources are available and ensuring safe vehicle operations
  • Supervise vehicle availability on a daily basis ensuring that drivers have completed their checks in accordance with company policy
  • Contribute toward ongoing cost control, actively seeking to improve route efficiency, maximising the number of lifts per day and reduce operating costs
  • In conjunction with the Service Delivery Manager, ensure that mandatory training, induction and toolbox talks are delivered in line with company policy
  • Monitor service levels and suggest corrective action where appropriate
  • Required to plan and mobilise resources according to customer needs, often to strict and demanding deadlines
  • Maintain positive relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Supports the achievement of the cost centre budget, to support optimum performance and financial growth
  • Ensure core performance metrics are met and where possible exceeded
  • Supports the optimisation of resources and reviews the operations to support & improve profitability and customer service
  • Promotes positive employee engagement through open communication
  • Monitors driver performance and suggests corrective action where appropriate
  • Maintains adherence to the relevant legislative requirements and Company procedures and standards (including health and safety, personnel, finance and transport)
  • Promotes and assists with all health and safety aspects to ensure that all drivers have correct PPE/uniform supplied, records accidents, hazards and near misses and ensuring appropriate follow up actions, with support from the service delivery manager
  • Assist with accident/incident investigations
  • Ensure compliance with transport and environmental legislation


This is not an exhaustive list.  You may also be required to carry out any other duties as required by the business that you are qualified/trained in that meet the requirements of this role. Competitive salary. 

To apply for this role, please complete our online Application Form, link here: Transport Planner - Trade

No agencies please.