Our client based in Boksburg is looking for a Transport Planner

Qualification

  • Intermediate Proficient Computer Literacy Levels in MS Office and in-house systems essential (will be tested)
  • Flexible and innovative
  • Matric certificate and an additional, relevant tertiary education, 5 years working experience in distribution planning in transportation
  • Quick and continuous learner
  • Ability to collaborate across departmental boundaries within the organization
  • Understanding of transportation routing and scheduling.

Responsibilities

  • Plan required shipments for delivery to customer and inter branch transfers in line with required delivery dates
  • Optimally build truck loads to ensure optimal truck load utilization while maintaining required customer service levels
  • Optimally route and schedule deliveries to minimize delivery costs and ensure customer service levels are maintained at required targeted levels
  • Ensure that drivers are scheduled to carry out deliveries, in line with the Labour law and to minimize overtime costs
  • Ensure that all variables and constraints are taken into account when compiling delivery schedules
  • Optimize truck time utilization to ensure that vehicles are profitably utilized
  • Optimize the fleet size and mix required to continuously minimize delivery costs while optimizing customer service
  • Make use of own fleet and outsourced service providers in ensuring optimized customer service and costs
  • Collaborate with Transport Controllers, Sales and Warehouse to ensure transparency, understanding, feasibility and optimality of distribution plans
  • Continuous improvement of load building, distribution planning, distribution network and any other related areas to optimise costs and customer delivery

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