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Distribution Route Planner


Job Details


J2D Coventry

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

16/12/2021 12:00

Role Profile

We are looking for an experienced Distribution Route Planner to join our team at our Distribution Centre in Coventry. This is a key role within the business and the successful person will be responsible for managing a large fleet of vehicles to ensure deliveries are made on time.

Main duties and responsibilities:

• Plan daily schedules (Using Paragon routing software)
• Liaise with all sites to produce achievable transport plans on a daily basis
• Schedule work centrally using various planning systems
• Manage customer orders and available customer offerings to ensure key operational targets are adhered to
• Create accurate daily management reports
• Develop KPI information for ongoing monitoring of the operations transport solution
• Deal with all ad hoc management requests
• Run model scenarios for UK wide transport networks to identify operational improvements and new opportunities
• Support the operation with contract projects, I.T. implementation and any other projects
• Attend Distribution Centres and management meetings as appropriate
• Continually review working practices and improve in conjunction with the Distribution Director and Regional Management
 •Review Distribution Centre Performance against plan to improve SLA and financial Performance 

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience working as a Route Planner
  • Experience in a transport & planning environment
  • Experience of computerised planning and scheduling systems (Paragon)
  • Good working knowledge of driver’s hours legislation
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • A logical and analytical approach
  • Ability to work using your own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and work to strict deadlines
  • CPC qualified or willing to work towards this qualification
  • Strong Computer Skills (Microsoft Office)

Your benefits

  • Generous Staff Discounts on our beautiful Sofa, Carpets & Furniture range
  • Terrific discounts from major High Street retailers and holiday companies, gym membership discounts and much more
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)  
  • Long service annual leave benefits
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Career Progression
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance

If you have the skills and experience and are looking for a new, exciting challenge, apply today!