Route Planner

Location
Purfleet
Salary
Up to £27000 per annum
Posted
14 Feb 2018
Closes
14 Mar 2018
Ref
00079328
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company is one of London's leading recycling companies, they are looking for a second Route Planner to join their fun and welcoming Operations team. Their operations team is growing, with significant investment being made in the next two years, so this is a great opportunity to join a growing team in a company that encourages progression.

The Company

They provide recycling, secure shredding and waste collection services and they pride ourselves on providing a flexible, reliable and ethical service. They service over 5,000 clients in London and the South East. Our 66,000 sq ft warehouse in Purfleet, Essex is the main base of the Company.

The role:

As Route Planner you would be based at Purfleet and report to the Transport Manager. You will be in charge of scheduling recycling and waste collections, in a way that maximises productivity and profitability and ensures an operation success rate of over 97%.

You will work alternate weeks on early shift (05:00 to 14:00) and then late shift (13:45 to 22:45). In addition, you will need to work one weekend shift (paid as overtime) at least every third weekend.

What you will be doing:

You will be focused on the day to day operations of their service and your main duties will be:
- Create daily routes for drivers. Monitor forward workload and balance collections with staff and vehicle availability.
- Keep in touch with drivers throughout your shift, dealing with problems and re-allocating jobs.
- Liaise with sales and account managers to agree new client requirements.
- Analyse data to be able to assess the profitability of each route.
- Maintain a good relationship with all drivers.

Required Skills/Attributes:
- Previous experience of route planning, waste industry experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
- Good knowledge of London.
- Ability to remain calm and upbeat under pressure.
- Confidence to be assertive with drivers when required.
- Organised and good attention to detail.

Benefits:
- Childcare Vouchers
- Free Eye Tests
- Employee Pension Scheme
- £27,000 annual salary
- 22 days' + Bank Holiday annual leave, increasing with length of service.
- Focus on professional development and dedicated training budget for each employee.

And that is not all, they have regular social events and even supply you with a breakfast and lunch once a month!

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