North Manchester / Bolton

An established manufacturer of MDF products, is looking to recruit an experienced transport planning supervisor to control and supervise transport scheduling operations.

Position summary.

To ensure effective and cost-efficient routes, within time constraints for inter depot and throughout the UK.


  • Responsible for a team of 9 vehicles and drivers and where appropriate 3rd haulage & temp drivers.
  • Route all company vehicles to deliver within delivery dates.
  • Booking deliveries in advance with customers where required, and keeping sales staff and customers informed of agreed timelines.
  • Raise accurate purchase orders using business systems.
  • Prepare paperwork for dispatch team.
  • De-brief drivers upon return matching POD’s to drivers schedule, ensuring every POD is signed printed and dated.
  • Ensure all vehicle and trailer maintenance plans are completed, booking in with supplier as and when required.
  • Assist the transport manager with the day-to-day running of the distribution operations.
  • Identify cost-saving initiatives and identify trends to improve efficiencies where possible.
  • Monitor drivers overtime payments against hours taken against hours allocated planned routes.

Qualifications/ experience/skills

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent in logistics/ supply chain
  • Competent with excel & word documents.
  • Previous experience of routing vehicles and excellent geographical knowledge.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-changing department.
  • Good knowledge of transport legislation
  • Proven track record of process improvement


The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm salary guide £28-32k dependent on experience.

To apply in confidence please send your CV to Sue Holden at TRF Technical a specialist division of The Recruitment Fix Ltd

Job Information

Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: £28000 - £32000 /Per Year Publish date: 07 Mar 2024 Expire in: 11 months

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