Product & Services

Work activities

Logistics:

  • 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.

Transport management:

  • 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.

Work conditions

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.

Typical employers

  • 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.