Transport Planner

£26,000 - £28,000

Are you energetic, hard working? Enthusiastic about planning routes and maximising loads? Enjoy working in a challenging environment surrounded by a supportive and bubbly team? We are looking for a Transport Planner to join our logistics operation based at Coventry.


Working Sunday to Thursday, once initial training has been completed, you will be planning collections & deliveries internationally as well as in the UK. Liaising with multiple customers, ensuring we meet the contractual service levels with our major clients. This will include all planning tasks, arranging backloads, updating bookings, and checking everything is in place. We’ll need you to build relationships quickly with our drivers and subcontractors, to ensure you can maximise vehicle utilisation, alongside working closely with the Customer Services Team, understanding all customer contracts, providing excellent customer service and support, resolving any arising issues.


A good level of administration experience & solid IT skills, covering Microsoft packages is essential for this role, combined with the ability to develop understanding of internal & external systems. Naturally there will be paperwork and transport administration to be completed, so we’ll need you to lend a hand in ensuring this is correct and finalised. We are looking for someone with a professional telephone manner, good geographical knowledge of the UK and who is capable of working work on their own initiative, with a driven approach to their work. It’s beneficial if you have a good understanding of driver’s hours and regulations but don’t worry, we can give you this training to help you succeed. You’ll be joining a talented team who enjoy what they do so you’ll be well looked after to perform to your best.



Now about what we can give you. You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:

  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips
  • Full employee assistance programme including:
  • Proactive financial, emotional, mental, and physical health care support including face to face counselling, fast 24/7 access to a GP, a second medical opinion and legal support for colleagues and their family
  • Huge range of retail discounts from high street and online retailers
  • Cashback on health care including dental, optical, physiotherapy, prescriptions, specialist consultations and much more
  • Access to Thrive, our award-winning Wellbeing platform
  • Access to mental health first aid and opportunity to join support webinars with a focus on all areas of positive wellbeing


Who We Are…. DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.9bn. To over 8,400 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. Our 10,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network. We have just been added to the CILT top 30 Logistics Providers List!


Interested? Apply now! If you’re looking for a varied role and have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!





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