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Transport Planner

B. P. McKeefry is a dynamic Transport Business that currently employs over 100 people and operates throughout Ireland, United Kingdom and Europe.  

B.P. McKeefry Depots are strategically located in Northern Ireland (Head Office), Liverpool, Heysham, Basingstoke, and Dublin, offering a wide range of specialist transport services to the food, industrial and waste industries.

At B. P. McKeefry, we regard our employees as our single biggest asset, as without enthusiastic, intelligent, and committed individuals, it would be impossible to keep our vehicles moving on time and to schedule.With this in mind, we wish to appoint a Transport Planner at our Swatragh Depot on a permanent basis. 

Qualifications/ Requirements for the role: 

  • Strong IT skills: Excel, Word, Microsoft Outlook
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well as part of a team or individually, often in a busy working environment and establish effective working relationships at all levels of the business
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (or equivalent)
  • Minimum B (or higher) grade in GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent)
  • Full driving licence
  • Previous experience is not essential as full structured training will be provided.

Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary with benefits and excellent working conditions.

B P McKeefry is an equal opportunities employer.

Important Information
Date Posted: 10th January 2022
Closing Date: 7th February 2022
Industry: Logistics & Transport
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Transport Manager, the Transport Planner will be primarily involved in the routing of vehicles throughout the UK, Ireland, and Europe. The Transport Planner must be enthusiastic and fully committed, a good team player and have exceptional organisational ability. Other duties may include:

  • Communicating with internal/external customers on a regular basis to determine and meet their requirements
  • Supporting drivers & issuing instructions
  • Liaising with key suppliers including shipping companies, maintenance facilities and tank cleaning stations
  • Scheduling proactive and reactive maintenance of vehicles and tankers
  • Scheduling the cleaning of tankers at tank wash stations
  •   Administrative tasks associated with UK & EU customs declarations 
  • Inputting, reviewing, and verifying information within a bespoke transport information management system (TIMS)
  • Working under your own initiative and meeting deadlines
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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A-C (or equivalent)
  • Minimum B (or higher) grade in GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent)
  • Full Driving Licence

Desired criteria

    Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

    Attention to detail

    Attention to detail

    Motivation

    Motivation

    Communication

    Communication

    BP McKeefry

    People passionate about delivering better

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    BP McKeefry Ltd. was established in 1976 and now has over 40 years` experience in the transport industry, handling a wide range of bulk liquid, dry waste and powder products. BPM has a modern fleet of over 100 tractor units and over 250 road tankers/ tank containers & trailers which operate throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland and Europe offering transport solutions and associated services to the following industries: • Foodstuffs • Industrial products • Chemicals & waste • Powder (Industrial & Foodstuffs) • Utilities • Construction

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    At B. P. McKeefry Ltd we are committed to providing our customers with the highest levels of customer service. B. P. McKeefry will endeavour to achieve this through: Effective leadership of well trained and motivated staff. A strong commitment to Health & Safety for everyone. Respect for our environment. Making a positive difference to the community we serve. Making B. P. McKeefry Ltd a great place to work.

    Our benefits

    Vacation/Paid Time Off

    Retirement Plan and/or Pension

    Employee Development Programs

    Casual dress

    Free Parking

    Open office

    Competitive Salary

    Transport Planner

    People passionate about delivering better