Transport Operator

  • Job Reference: SWR2291
  • Date Posted: 30 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Spider
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary: £32,000 to £36,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays, Pension scheme
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Transport Operator - Spider is advertising on behalf of a highly successful shipping company who are privately and independently owned and operated. We provide both domestic and international logistics and handle import consignments from full containers to individual items from port to distribution centres or to our customers. They are looking for an experienced Transport Operator to join their team.   

As the Transport Operator you will undertake a critical and integral role assisting with the organisation and support the control of the transport resources ensuring the delivery of a high quality and cost-efficient service to customers. 

Other key duties include: 

  • Work with customers to meet current and anticipated requirements to enable Lombard Shipping achieve service expectations.
  • Allocate resource and plan drivers to vehicles.
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders ensuring operational consistency.
  • Sourcing back loads for trucks.
  • Drive high standards and flag opportunities for process improvement.
  • Maximise profitability.

    The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Experience of working in a transport.
  • Experience of routing / planning within a multi-drop environment.
  • Good geographical knowledge of the UK.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to question, challenge and improve upon existing processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of driver's rules and regulations and WTD.
  • Previous use of our system Multi freight
  • Ability to communicate to all levels
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent levels of commitment and motivation 

This Transport Operator position is a Full-Time position. This role will be part of our Ipswich transport and warehouse operation and primarily office based. Working hours will be Monday-Friday 8.00am-5.30pm. On offer is a salary of £32,000-£36,000 (depending on experience), as well as excellent benefits including: 20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays, Pension scheme and Opportunities for development and progression. 

If you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to be considered, please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you. 

This vacancy is being advertised and handled by Spider, an Online Job Advertiser, and Specialist Recruiter. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and beyond.

Additional keywords: Logistics, Transport Coordinator, Transport Supervisor, Transport Manager, Transport Planner

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