DFDS Land-Based

Transport Planner - 4 on 4 off

The Role… We are on the lookout for a self-motivated, passionate problem solver who thrives in a fast paced logistics environment to join our team in Grimsby. As a Transport Planner you will be working as part of a team to provide coverage for the planning operation throughout the UK. Communication is key; be that to our customer, drivers or other DFDS sites across the UK and Ireland. You need to be accurate and organized and a real team player in order to help drive your department and company forward with its ever increasing successful reputation as Northern Europe’s largest integrated Shipping and Logistics Company.


  • Successfully coordinate cost effective schedules, plan routes and organise driver rosters for collections and deliveries
  • Allocation of vehicles to the loads as booked by the customer, always considering the cost, customer service and equipment availability
  • Regular tracking of vehicles ensure that traffic sheets are accurately maintained.
  • Liaise with hauliers regarding admin queries
  • Generation of weekly cost evaluation reports
  • Help drive improvement towards delivering a first class service to our customers, ensuring all deliveries and collections are on time.
  • Ensure that all documentation and/or reports relating to all shipments are dealt with accordingly.
  • Monitor delivery/collection schedules with drivers to identify problems
  • Ensure drivers keep within current legislative guidelines and are compliant with EC legislation.
  • Expected to cover any shift requirements as necessary.

You will have strong administrative experience and be confident working with IT and Microsoft Packages. Previous experience in a planning environment would be preferred but is not essential.

What we do for you… You will work in an interesting workplace as a key person within in a growing international company. You will get to work with many different professional groups and for the right candidate there will be great opportunities for personal and professional growth. Your hours of work would be on average 42 hours per week, working a rolling 4 on 4 off shift pattern; a high degree of flexibility may be required should operations require.

Interested? Apply now! If you have exceptional strategic capabilities, with a passion and drive for success in a fast-paced deadline driven environment please submit your CV in English by clicking 'Send Application' no later than Monday 24th December 2018 and preferably earlier, as we will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis.



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Lauren Gill