UPS Transport Planner - based Leighton Buzzard in United Kingdom

Job Description

Transport Planner - based Leighton Buzzard-035501


Polar Speed, a UPS company, is a logistics company and innovative provider of temperature sensitive transportation and pharmaceutical supply chain solutions in the UK.

Position summary:

Transport Planner


Circa £23,000 PER ANNUM

Monday to Friday, 45 hours per week

3 week shift pattern

1 week early 09:00- 19:00

2 weeks late 12:30-22:00

Polar Speed has a reputation for quality, compliance, operational and customer facing technology and monitoring solutions in the growing temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical logistics market in the UK. The company specialises in active temperature-controlled deliveries to hospitals, pharmacies, wholesalers and medical care surgeries as well as to end patients which it serves through its homecare business. Its customers include some of the best known pharmaceutical brands in the world.

As a transport planner you would be responsible for scheduling driver delivery routes using a computerised routing system. You would arrange wholesale delivery bookings and arrange carrier bookings where required.

You would deal with any planning issues, produce reports and get involved in analysis/project work as directed.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organisation skills, an aptitude for problem solving with the ability to build effective working relationships with people at all levels. The ability to keep a cool head in a pressurised environment is a must.

Experience within transportation/distribution would be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Daily scheduling of dynamic delivery routes using Paragon computerised system.

  2. Prepare resources for the following day for personnel, but including vehicles whilst working closely with the transport teams. Any issues are to be flagged.

  3. Undertake bookings for wholesale orders and any other designated orders.

  4. Produce pallet movements and communicate this to the operations team.

  5. Ensure email queries both internal are answered in a timely and acceptable manner.

  6. Manage and make appropriate bookings for ‘out of area’ consignments.

  7. Upload client data delivery files and update any client specific sheets/tasks.

  8. Update planning performance data spread sheet and PAF when required.

  9. Update time constraint order status

  10. Review previous day’s performance through appropriate reports.

Key Skills/Experience/Requirements:

  • Must have excellent organisational skills, show initiative and be proactive.

  • Must be able to build effective working relationships with work colleagues.

  • Must be able to think and work under pressure.

  • Must clearly lead and communicate with all in department.

  • Good working knowledge of IT packages including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as internal systems.

  • Sound geographical knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of GDP requirements

  • Ability to flex the working day in line with company requirement. I.e. Late starts and early starts.

We offer a wide range of benefits including 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), a company pension and life assurance scheme.

For successful applicants, Polar Speed will process basic disclosure criminal record checks.

job Transportation

Primary Location GB-Bedfordshire-Leighton Buzzard

Schedule Full-time


Category: Transportation

Requisition Number: 035501

Location: ,United Kingdom