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European Transport Planner

Zoek Pin Borough Green, Kent, England

£28000 - £35000/annum 29 Days hols increasing, 4% pensio

Permanent (Full time)

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Platform Resourcing are currently working with a transport company who are looking to take on a European Transport Planner to join their expanding team based in London Gateway, Essex.

The successful European Transport Planner must have experience in exporting goods through 3rd party logistics firms to countries outside of the UK to Europe, possessing knowledge of customs clearance documentations required for different countries. Experience in arranging shipments via road freight is required, knowledge of air and sea freight is beneficial.

The European Transport Planner will deal with other logistics companies to arrange the transport, plan the routes and negotiate rates in order to get the best deals for the customer.


  • Salary £28,000 - £35,000 totally dependent on experience

  • Full-Time Permanent Position

  • Hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

  • One stage interview – face to face

  • 4% Pension

  • 21 days holiday plus 8 stat (this increases by 1 day more every 3 years)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To liaise with necessary 3rd party suppliers and businesses to ensure an on-time delivery service

  • To manage and plan routes across Europe

  • To answer client’s queries and inform them on delivery schedules

  • Working alongside colleagues within various areas and departments

  • To manage all elements of the supply chain to ensure transport services are delivered to the highest standard

  • To manage a team of 3rd party drivers to deliver on expectations and service

  • To keep relevant and up to date records of journey’s, deliveries, and timings

  • To negotiate rates and delivery schedules with suppliers, aiming to receive the best rates and reduce costs

  • To manage and track deliveries, resolving any issues incurred along the way

  • To arrange backloads when possible

  • Managing a shipment from the point of order and throughout until delivery

  • Resolve issues surrounding lost or missing shipments

  • To be able to prioritise shipments depending on the client and their specific requirements

  • Ensuring high levels of customer service at all times to maintain and develop relationships

  • Creating and dealing with all documentation required for the shipment, ensuring accuracy to prevent any delays in customs

  • Knowledge of export documentation

Essential Experience:

  • 2 years minimum within the freight/ logistics sector within a planning/ forwarding role

  • Experience of arranging shipments internationally mainly exporting to Europe

  • Excellent communication skills, to be able to communicate well with customers, suppliers and internal team members

  • Excellent customer service skills are essential

  • Strong skills – efficient and accurate data input

  • Knowledge of customs documentation/paperwork required for shipments

  • Some negotiation skills or experience is desirable

  • Ability to prioritise and plan own workload accordingly

If this role sounds ideal for you, please send your CV online immediately or for further information please contact our Newport branch

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