- Planning routes and load scheduling for multi-drop deliveries.
- Booking in deliveries and liaising with customers.
- Allocating and recording resources and movements on the transport planning system.
- Ensuring all partners in the supply chain are working effectively and efficiently to ensure smooth operations.
- Communicating effectively with clients and responding to their requirements.
- Booking sub-contractors and ensuring they deliver within agreed terms.
- Directing all transportation activities.
- Developing transportation relationships.
- Monitoring transport costs.
- Negotiating and bargaining transportation prices.
- Dealing with the effects of congestion.
- Confronting climate change issues by implementing transport strategies and monitoring an organisation’s carbon footprint.
Travel: occasionally required, though not a regular feature of the working day.
Working hours: flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business as working hours vary, with long hours and possibly shifts including weekends common.
Location: mainly in towns or cities throughout the country.
Opportunities for self-employment: possible to run own transport business.
- Logistics companies
- Supply chain consultants
- Freight and shipping companies
- Transport consultancies
- Passenger transport providers (rail, bus, sea and air companies)
- Local, regional and central government.