Operations Planner

St Albans, up to 30k

We are recruiting for an Operations Planner to join an established and forward thinking logistics company in St Albans!

Our client are a market leader in their industry and although established, they are progressive, with resources available to offer sustained growth in the short and medium term.

This role would suit an individual who is passionate, ambitious and wishes to develop a career in international logistics, while working for a financially strong and stable company.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully adapt, understand and thrive in different working environments.

Our client has a proven record of developing individuals from outside the transport and logistics industry, and although experience will be of an advantage, if you are a graduate, possess excellent communication skills, and have a desire to progress in a successful but demanding environment, your application will be seriously considered.

Full training will be provided for the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Scheduling vehicles within the UK and Europe
•    Explain complex logistical issues concisely in both written and verbal form
•    Negotiating directly with both customers and suppliers - identifying and exploring potential opportunities to increase both profitability and turnover
•    Extensive liaison with clients in the UK and Europe, focusing on building long-term relationships

Person Specific:
•    Excellent communication skills are essential for this role
•    Ability to work to deadlines and plan ahead
•    Ability to learn quickly and pick up new tasks efficiently
•    You must have a high level of numeracy and literacy
•    Commercial acumen
•    Possess a "can do" attitude
•    Ability to maintain a professional, helpful and positive attitude to work colleagues, suppliers and especially customers
•    As the company works with a large number of European clients, a French or German speaking candidate would be at an advantage, but is not essential

Salary: up to £30k, depending on experience

Hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1700/08:00-18:30 alternating weekly, and one Saturday every 3 weeks 08:00-13:00

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