Transport Planner

Due to company growth, we are recruiting for a Transport Planner! Have you got what it takes? Come and join our team!
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To facilitate the supply chain operations of our company. You will be the one to coordinate personnel and processes to achieve the effective distribution of goods. Identify risks, issues and opportunities and deploys innovative solutions and techniques in response to them to improve Logistics delivery.


a) Responsible to: Transport Manager

b) Responsible for: HGV Drivers

c) Liaison with: Directors, Managers, Employees, Clients, Suppliers, Visitors


• Decide the prioritised delivery requirements of customers, based on their communication and our analysis and route vehicles into site accordingly. 
• Communicate with Sales staff to determine customers delivery requirements. 
• Monitor vehicle progress throughout the day and make decisions on re-routing accordingly 
• Communicate routing decisions to drivers including all necessary and accurate delivery information - names, addresses, phone numbers, etc 
• Communicate and build relationships with customers and agencies
• Request back-loading suitable to planned deliveries. 
• Organise deliveries according to customer demand 
• Communicate with sub-contractors. 
• Process departmental documentation 
• Identifies customer requirements with sales and develops plans to meet them. Routinely challenges current practices to identify and deliver value improvements and solutions. 
• Develops strong working relationships and has regular contact with drivers
• Personally evaluates risk and makes contingency plans accordingly. 
• Leads by example, displaying energy and commitment to the achievement of results. 
• Considers others when making decisions 
• Involves others appropriately in decision making and communicates the outcome clearly. 
• Strives to deliver continuous improvement in the business.
• Shares own learning with others in their own business function and across the company and willingly adopts the best practice of others. 
• Works closely with the Sales team to ensure that all logistics solutions are fully integrated and designed to improve customer service. 
• To comply with the company’s Factory Production Control Manual in support of SRC Quality Objectives
• To act in accordance with the company’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and practices highlighting any issues appropriately 
• Performs other duties as directed
• Enthusiastic, committed and a fast learner with previous experience of a busy environment 
• Ability to work with individuals across departments and liaise with external customers and contacts
• Solid organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a varied workload
• Customer, people and results centric; 
• Works logically and systematically to solve problems, make decisions and think laterally and flexibly with the ability to manage sustainable change; 
• Commercially astute, analytical with a high degree of numeracy; 
• IT literate and able to leverage software and hardware platforms to advantage;
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team, as well as manage people; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
• Maintains a positive attitude to continued learning and growth.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

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Martells Quarry

Slough Lane
CO7 Colchester Directions View page

Perks & Benefits

  • Holiday

    We offer a competitive holiday entitlement plus public holidays. We close over the Christmas period to enable everyone to spend time with their families and enjoy the festivities!

  • Training

    SRC Group is committed to the continuous training and development of its employees,
    both in the area of job-related skills training and lifelong learning for personal development.

    SRC Group’s employees are our greatest assets and helping them to develop is crucial to the achievement of the our goals. All training practices and procedures will endeavor to support individuals to strive to achieve these goals.

  • Pension

    We offer a salary sacrifice pension scheme which is a tax efficient way for you to make
    pension contributions.

  • Retail Discounts

    SRC Employees can save money with access to hundreds of retail discounts, including grocery e-vouchers which can be used in-store or online.

    Saving money on a wide range of activities to keep the family entertained without leaving the house. There’s also access to discounts from most major travel agents.

  • On Demand GP

    SRC employees has access to medical advice with the OnDemand GP service, they have access to video consultations with GPs, prescriptions which can be sent to your local pharmacy. This service is also available to partners and dependents who live in your household.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

    There is a free confidential 24 hour telephone service for employees, their immediate family and children in full time education.
    SRC Group recognises there can be times when additional support is needed for employees and managers alike. Balancing the pressures of work with the needs of home and personal life can be at times, stressful.
    SRC Group also have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders available.

  • Health

    SRC Group are committed to the health of all employees. We provide a confidential health surveillance service which to enable you and SRC Group to identify and monitor on- going health needs and requirements.
    We also provide gym discounts at over 3000 health and leisure centres.

  • Employee Reward & Recognition

    As an employee, you can recognise Team Members for their hard work with personalised e-cards. These can also be supplemented by management with financial rewards. So your hard work never goes unnoticed.

  • Long service awards

    Employees are recognised with a long service award at different stages in
    their career.

  • Charity

    SRC Group support a number of charities such as Essex Air Ambulance, CALM and Mind to smaller local charities. We hold fundraising events such as Three Peaks challenge and all employees can join in the fun!
    SRC Group are always providing health incentives such as Charity slim downs and Couch to 5K and Park runs!

  • Equality and Diversity

    We believe that there are no gender specific roles in this industry. To help reflect this we’ve increased the visibility of our female workforce and showcase the successful women already working on our sites. We’ve developed a programme to attract Black and Minority Ethnic and LGBTQ+ talent and run workshops for existing employees to overcome unconscious bias and foster inclusivity.

Workplace & Culture

At SRC Group we believe that every employee is key to helping us succeed as a business and fulfil our goals, and we strive to create a great place to work for our employees. 

SRC Group are an equal opportunities employer, and seek to provide opportunities and high standards of training based on individuals’ abilities and experiences.

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