Reference : GBR03950

Transport Planner

  • Supply Chain
  • United Kingdom Elland
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 10/06/2021

Position description

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a ‘Top Employer’ for 5 consecutive years. If you’re passionate about working with people, you’re able to put your customer first, and you want to know what it’s like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as Transport Planner.

You’ll be working for Glassolutions in Elland. Glassolutions is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK and the largest processor and distributor of Glass in the UK.  We offer a range of services unrivalled across the glass industry, supplying and processing glass for a broad range of applications. 

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; so whether you’ve never worked in this industry before, or had years of experience with one our competitors, you’re just as likely to be a great fit!  As a great Transport Planner at Glassolutions you will always put your customer first, adapting your approach to meet their needs. You will be proactive and show resilience when things don’t go according to plan; being open to new ideas and you’re happy to learn.

There are some specific experience and skills we are looking for from suitable candidates;

  • Experience in a transport planning function would be advantageous
  • Customer focused and desire to achieve sales
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Resilient, empathetic and open minded
  • Good time management

What will I be doing in the role?

Our Transport Planners are really important to our success and a critical part of our customer’s positive experience with us.  You will be the person that if responsible for producing effective delivery schedules in order to maximise vehicle utilisation whilst proactively working with the customer experience team to provide excellent customer service. To support our customers effectively you will;

  • Plan and organise the delivery of glass to customers
  • Produce loading and delivery schedules to ensure effective delivery and collection of glass
  • Organise the vehicle fleet maintenance and inspection requirements
  • Manage driver sickness and holidays ensuring adequate cover
  • Work with the customer experience team to ensure customers are kept up to date with delivery times


Are Glassolutions and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We’re working hard to be, and we’re keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen.


Top Employer 2021