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European Transport Planner – Essex (England)

Our client, a freight forwarding company, is looking for a European Transport Planner to join their team in Essex, executing Bulk transport orders for the European client base.

To manage and optimize transport operations, allocate the transport orders to own resources and carriers, as well as ensuring entry of transport operations into the TMS.

As European Transport Planner, on a day to day basis you will monitor and record the progression of orders and the whereabouts of resources and be able to give instructions to service providers, in a clear, precise and comprehensive manner, ideally in both English and French (spoken and written).

We’re keen to speak with people who can ensure effective and constructive collaboration with colleagues along with being able to communicate regularly with colleagues, customers, external and internal suppliers to achieve service excellence.

The ideal candidate will have credibility with clients and the development of client relationships and mutual trust.

Main duties of a European Transport Planner:

Planning of bulk containers, for movement by Road, Rail and Sea – Managing the order process from start to finish (loading to delivery)
Updates the schedules according to customer requirements and timely communication of unforeseen events.
Assigns the most appropriate equipment according to the product and customer requirements for the goods to be transported.
Optimizes the transport costs in accord with the prescribed schedule and ensures that any deviation costs are recovered from the client.
Recording of incidents and non-compliances (bespoke system).

Skills required for the European Transport Planner:

High standard of English (written and spoken).
Bilingual – advantage but not essential
Geographic knowledge (UK, mainland Europe).
Baccalaureate level + 2 years transport or equivalent knowledge.

If this European Transport Planner is something you would like to know more about or you know of anyone that fits the bill, either forward this advert to them, send us their details or get in contact with us and we will do the rest. You can recommend as many people as you like via our website and earn a referral fee per candidate we place*. This is an unlimited offer.

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