Transport Planner

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Negotiable

Updated 17 hours ago

Reference 1377055

 Job Description

AGRO Merchants Group is currently seeking an experienced Transport Planner for our busy Lurgan depot.

About the role:

  • To work with the planning manager and other members of the planning team to ensure that every Job required for that day is planned in good time.
  • To ensure that each job is planned in the most efficient and viable way possible, which minimises empty running and maximises revenue.
  • To ensure that every plan is achievable and meets all legal requirements.
  • To ensure that the movements for each plan are entered into the system with map based planning, to include collection and delivery times, mileage and all empty running.
  • To Liaise with delegated customers to obtain weekly and seasonal forecast data, which will enable and improve forward planning.
  • To communicate and build relationships with customers and suppliers to plan collections and deliveries and to obtain weekly forecast data and data for seasonal peaks as directed by my manager
  • Interdepartmental working to ensure overall business efficiency and performance

Hours of Work: 45 hours per week per a rota basis to include 1 weekend in 3

About the person:

  • At least 1 year of experience in a similar role
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s to include Math & English
  • Computer literate, including all office packages (word, excel, ppt)
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to build and sustain successful business relationships
  • Understanding of fleet operations, drivers’ hours and operator compliance
  • Degree/qualification (CPC) in transport or similar field would be advantageous
  • Experience using Manpack TMS would be advantageous

About the Company:


AGRO Merchants Group is dedicated to delivering superior fresh and frozen food handling solutions through our international facility network using local market knowledge with a focus on customer care and sustainability. AGRO’s vision is to be the leading partner in temperature-controlled logistics for the global food industry, recognized for innovative thinking, commodity expertise and ability to integrate businesses, driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and respect for its rich heritage.

Our culture is characterized by openness, respect, trust, determination and responsiveness. We are passionate about what we do, and we want to provide the highest quality of service to our customers and a great working environment to our staff. We value our employees’ contributions to the business and give them the space to grow personally and professionally with the company. At AGRO, you can have a unique opportunity to be part of a truly international team, as we currently operate in 11 countries across Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific with more than 5,000 employees.

AGRO Merchants are an equal opportunities employer