Transport Planner

We’re looking for a Transport Planner to join our team at Canvey Island. If you’re passionate about optimising operations, ensuring legal compliance, and managing driver resources efficiently, this role is for you.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Plan the daily vehicle collections based on insurance company instructions
  • Routing collections for designated areas incorporating deliveries and returns where possible and preferable to do so, through a combination of company owned trucks and sub-contractors
  • Organise driver/vehicle run schedules for collection and/or delivery of vehicles, ensure cost effectiveness with full capacity and compatible geographic locations, that work is evenly distributed, drivers’ hours/routes are maximised, and vehicle use is optimised at all times
  • Understand and comply with all Driver processes, procedures and legislative requirements including the working time directive, organising run schedules for each driver in consideration of EU driving regulations in respect of breaks, driving limits, working time directive and rest periods
  • Communicate thoroughly with our Drivers regarding their collections, returns and deliveries
  • Liaise with sub-contractors to ensure timely collection of vehicles stored in sub-contractor yards for our collection
  • Ensure that collections are carried out within the terms of the agreed Service Level Agreements (SLA) and on collection that we are notified
  • Understand all aspects of the planning department including specialist and small lorry collection processes in order to provide cover for this department as and when required
  • Keep daily record of data of vehicles collected and instructed and monitor and organise all documentation to accompany each run schedule including driver check sheets, special instructions etc.
  • Ensure all the correct documentation is available for the drivers prior to departing and communicate throughout the day with drivers to advise collection/delivery runs, produce maps, respond to queries and resolve problems to maintain the delivery/collection schedule. Report any issues or concerns to your line manager
  • Manage instances where the owner or custodian cannot be contacted in accordance with agreed procedures
  • Ensure all planning policies are followed and report any issues to your line manager

Here’s what you bring:

  • Transport Planning Experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Geographical knowledge of the UK road networks
  • Transport legislation including drivers’ hours/tacho (would be advantageous)

What we offer:

• Day shift, Monday to Friday

• Ongoing training and professional development.

• Benefithub (World’s largest selection of Employee Discounts and Lifestyle Benefits)

• Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

• Telus Health

• Discounted parts and non-auction vehicles

• Employee discount on Vodaphone

• Paid day to volunteer for a charity of your choice

• Competitive basic salary

• 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays).

• Pension plan with 3.5% employer contribution

• Free onsite parking

• Uniform and PPE provided

This role is subject to a satisfactory DBS, Finance, Right to work and reference checks.

We operate random drug and alcohol screening to ensure the safe operation of our business activities.

Who are we?

SYNETIQ Ltd., the UK-based business unit of IAA Holdings, LLC (IAA), an RB Global, Inc. company, is the leading integrated salvage, dismantling and vehicle recycling company in the UK, formed to become the most innovative and trusted business in the industry. An integrated, data-driven and innovative business, SYNETIQ has led the way in raising industry standards and continually innovates ways of working to deliver great value, ensure complete compliance and provide a positive experience.