Reference : 566910

Transport Planner

  • Supply Chain
  • United Kingdom Ipswich
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 04/03/2019

Who are we ?

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Transport Planner opportunity in Hadleigh, Ipswich.

How will you support us?

This role is working with Celotex where you will be responsible for all aspects of the transport operations, ensuring the on-time delivery of products across the UK and into Europe. You will ensure transport planning and co-ordinating is carried out in the most time and cost efficient way using defined KPIs to monitor performance.

In the role as a Transport Planner you will;


  • Ensure that all operations within the transport function are effectively completed to achieve maximum vehicle utilisation, cost effectiveness and that the company service targets are achieved.

  • Co-ordinate loading and site shunting functions to complete daily dispatch requirements both internal and external.

  • Allocate loads to haulier partners and liaise with them on delivery issues through the day.

  • Identify opportunities for cost saving and assist with developing effective solutions to realise them.

  • Ensure that all loads planned have been checked as correct prior to dispatch.  To ensure delivery notes issued are correct.  Load records must be kept and details of all errors found noted.

  • To ensure the use of systems in place to capture changes in order status so that paperwork/documents are correct and note any changes made for cross reference, advising any other staff as necessary.


What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; do the following criteria sound like you?

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:


  • Sound working knowledge of a busy transport environment.

  • Proactive approach to meeting customer requirements.

  • Relevant experience in a Transport related or logistics role.

  • Highly organised with a high level of work accuracy required.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent numeracy skills with IT experience (Microsoft Office, with good Excel knowledge).


Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale. We have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employ 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Celotex this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.


Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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