Transport Planner

Job description


Den Hartogh Logistics
is a leading bulk Logistics Service Provider to the Chemical, Gas, Polymer and Dry Bulk Food industry. We have integrated our Logistic Services in four Business Units: Liquid Logistics, Global Logistics, Gas Logistics, and Dry Bulk Logistics. Safety and Operational Excellence are embedded in our culture. We understand the value of networks and partnerships, and therefore focus on developing SMART logistic solutions together with our customers and suppliers. We have a global presence, with more than 1,800 employees located in 47 offices within 26 countries. Our modern equipment includes more than 20,000 tank containers, 6,100 dry bulk containers and specialised dry bulk trailers, 350 tank trailers and 630 trucks.

Do you prefer to work alone? Without pressure? Without responsibility? We do not!

As a Transport Planner for our Dry Bulk Business Unit at Den Hartogh, you will work closely together with suppliers all over UK and Europe. Being responsible for haulage planning, you will enjoy the rush of operations: You will need to build and maintain strong relationships through clear and accurate communication with our drivers, hauliers and customer services teams in order to ensure excellent operational performance.


What you will do:
As a Transport Planner, you are the main contact person for Drivers and Hauliers; planning all operational activities on time and in the most cost effective manner. You are a logistics specialist, working in a fast paced role where you will deal with day to day logistics challenges; providing creative, cost effective, transport solutions. In the world of bulk logistics, no two days are the same!
The successful candidate will be joining a growing and vibrant organisation with ambitious goals. Den Hartogh prides itself on a working environment that promises openness and respect and provides opportunities for personal growth as well as ongoing career development.

Job requirements

About you:

The ideal candidate will have:
• Minimum of two years road haulage planning experience is essential plus grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English
• Ability to work well under pressure and react quickly to customer requirements
• Understand and demonstrate a safety culture
• A high sense of responsibility, to achieve operational excellence
• Communicate clearly with Drivers and colleagues in the office
• Excellent telephone and communication skills
• Ability to plan and organise work in a structured way whilst being able to adapt to ever changing scenarios
• Strong team player with ability to work on own initiative
• Ability to problem solve and be creative in finding solutions
• Fast and accurate IT skills


What we offer:

A workplace where we believe in giving trust, responsibility and taking ownership. See yourself surrounded by people who care and who are not only waiting for the next pay day;

A dynamic environment with a strong focus on operational excellence. Ambition, Improvement and Fun in Business are part of your DNA;
Attractive Den Hartogh benefits package including pension scheme, life assurance, subsidised gym membership, 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), cycle to work scheme and employee assistance programme.


How to apply

Please apply via the link on this page and upload your CV and motivation. The closing date for applications is 24 January 2022. For more information about the role, please contact Sarah Langridge, HR Co-ordinator sarah.langridge@denhartoghdrybulk.com