Route Planner - Transport Operations

Job Description

Route Planner (Logistics)

Can you be the driving force behind this successful 3PL transportation operations?

You’ll have skills in route optimisation, logistics management and the geographic knowledge to plan and schedule the most efficient delivery routes.

Analyse transportation data to coordinate with drivers and ensuring on-time deliveries to contribute to cost savings and customer satisfaction.

If you have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a solid understanding of supply chain principles, and excellent customer service abilities this could be the role for you.

 

In this role, you will:

  • Create optimised shipment routes considering the distance, time, traffic, and customer requirements.
  • Schedule and coordinate orders to maximise efficiency and meet customer expectations.
  • Proactively troubleshoot delivery issues and find appropriate solutions promptly.
  • Verify shipments to ensure accuracy and adherence to quality standards.
  • Monitor and track route performance, identifying areas for improvement and making necessary adjustments.
  • Collaborate with carriers and third-party logistics providers to ensure on-time deliveries and resolve operational challenges.
  • Generate reports on route optimisation, performance metrics, and cost analysis.
  • Provide recommendations and insights for future route planning and logistics optimization.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce delivery costs and improve operational efficiency.
  • Resolve customer inquiries and complaints related to delivery and routing.
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Essential skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the logistics industry, specifically in route planning and optimization.
  • Solid understanding of supply chain principles and geographical knowledge.
  • Experience in creating optimised route plans using routing software or other tools.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using logistics software and tools.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively.