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Bilingual Transport Planner

Bilingual Transport Planner

Job Title: Bilingual Transport Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newport
Industry: Transport, Logistics and Driving
Reference: HQ00005131_1620305486
Contact Name: Michaela Bennett
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Job Published: 06 May 2021
Job Description

Bilingual and looking for your next great opportunity within the transport industry?

My client based in Newport and seeking a Transport Planner to join their fun and friendly team.

After experiencing an extended period of growth as a result of continued business success and growth through acquisition, this vacancy has arisen and will be a fantastic career move for any transport planner who can speak/understand an additional European language, ideally French/German.

Knowledge and understanding of import/export documentation is a must.

The role will focus on the below:

  • Manage the day-to-day planning and running of the fleet.
  • Understanding and comply with the customers' requirements and maintaining a very high service level.
  • Ensure all movements are completed to the customer's satisfaction
  • Minimising journey cost and overall delivery costs
  • Dealing with all hauliers in respect of allocating work for delivery and collection
  • Identify potential subcontractors
  • Utilising computerised system to input jobs for company's customers and dispatching to drivers/hauliers.
  • Understanding driver compliance and tachograph legislation and working within the parameters to ensure the safe working of our hauliers.
  • Liaising with the workshop manager with reference to breakdowns and vehicle maintenance schedules.
  • Managing and checking haulier documents and licences to ensure they meet the company's policies.
  • Updating and maintaining online portals along with assisting the hauliers with driver's apps in order to meet customer requirements.


  • Strong understanding of logistics processes in particular shipping/freight forwarding industry
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Competent in Microsoft Office (excel, word, outlook)
  • Excellent communication & analytical skills
  • Good geographical knowledge of UK & Europe
  • Second language is essential, ideally French/German.
  • Understanding of exports and imports

If you feel you have the right skills/experience then please do get in touch.

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