Suttons Transport

(TA056) Chemicals Transport Planner

Scunthorpe | £Competitive

Job Function: Transport & Logistics
Industry Sector: Logistics, Supply Chain & Distribution

Here at the Suttons Group, a long standing and successful global logistics provider, we have the opportunity for a Planner to join our expanding operations in Scunthorpe.

As a planner for Suttons, you’ll be fundamental to our consistent delivery of high quality, cost effective, international logistics services. You’ll be influential in supporting our innovative approach to logistics and add significant value to the team.

You’ll be fundamental to our cost control and directly impact productivity thanks to your understanding and experience of the industry, offering innovation where possible, supporting a and delivering a customer focused service.

A successful candidate will be looking at up to £30,000 salaried base working Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm.

We’re looking to move quickly on this role so please ensure you read the details below, have the relevant experience and complete the application process.

We hope to see you at Suttons.

• Significant, proven transport planning experience in the road tankers sector
• Demonstrable ability to plan multi-site operations
• Experience working with, and managing, internal and external sub-contractors
• Flexible and robust approach to work load
• Commercially astute in relation to vehicle operations and customers charging mechanisms

Skills and Competencies
• Proficient IT Skills, specifically in Microsoft Excel
• Understanding of transport legislation and drivers hours rules, both UK and EU
• Legislation on vehicle roadworthiness/ MOT and active management of such
• Knowledge and prevention of vehicle overloading
• Excellent geographical knowledge of the UK
• CPC qualification desirable.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Responsible for the day to day planning requirements of the business whilst actively reaching to implement improvements whenever they arise
• Accurate allocation of resources to meet both tanker compatibility and driver training requirements
• Pro-actively liaising with internal transport operations and external customers to match demand with flexible resources
• Continually review the daily plan to identify potential issues and pro-actively amend the resource allocation accordingly
• Ability to respond quickly to changing operational needs by making effective decisions based on the information available
• Negotiation with depots to free up resources and coordinate activities to achieve OTIF targets
• Provide the main day to day point of contact for Suttons operations and external 3pl’s
• Working accurately and effectively with data from multiple systems including vendor managed inventory (VMI) telematics, customer demand forecast
• Improving efficiency and utilisation of fleet resources through accurate planning and the ability to incorporate changes at short notice
• Work with transport operations to ensure vehicles are planned appropriately and available to meet maintenance schedules
• Great attention to detail to ensure that all transport data within the business systems is maintained and meets reporting requirements
• Establish a positive working relationship with the customer
• Matches customer orders and requirements to available suitable requirements
• Assigns resources to drivers and instructs drivers accordingly
• Order entry and updates into Mandata
• Communicates/interacts with drivers, line managers and other internal departments
• Prepares and adheres to weekly list of vehicles and tankers for service and MOT as per company schedule and defect procedure
• Notify customers and process additional cost as per the depot procedure


• GCSE in English and Math’s Grade C minimum
• Degree Qualification desirable
• Highly logical, organized and adaptable

Please note, all offers of employment are subject to valid Right to Work documentation, a Basic DBS check and Drug & Alcohol screening prior to start.

Suttons Group is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.