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Transport Planner

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Job Introduction

Are you an experienced Transport Planner looking for your next contract role?  The read on as we may just have the role for you.

Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Our innovative products and solutions not only deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future.

We are currently looking for a Transport Planner to join our friendly team at ‘The Hub’ based at our Office in Mountsorrel, near to Loughborough in Leicestershire. The focus of this role will be to work on our project of works across the Tarmac sector of industries.  This role is commutable from Loughborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Coalville, Shepshed, Syston, Melton Mowbray, Derby, Swadlincote, Oakham and the surrounding areas.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

The Transport Planner will report directly to the Distribution Supervisor, the suitable candidate for this role will be responsible for: 

  • Optimising all programs of works maximising both volume and best economic source principals for transport and supplying units
  • Provide timely communication to all stakeholders updates on planned solutions to program changes - overseeing daily and weekly programmes including Out of Hours works
  • Support fleet, transport planners and weighbridge staff to ensure high levels of vehicle utilisation and low levels of haulier queries
  • Ensure that that our internal and external customers receive the high levels of service and communication expected from the office and area based distribution staff
  • Cost effective distribution of Tarmac’s product to external and internal customers
  • Manage material service levels to external and internal customers through detailed pre planning of programmed works through regular communication with strategic customers


The role of Transport Planner is a Monday - Friday role with every other 4th Saturday for four hours, (Saturday is worked from home). We have core hours but start and finish times can be earlier or later around these to operate a team balance

The Ideal Candidate

To succeed in the role of Transport Planner the ideal candidate for the role will have experience of working in a similar role and environment as well as:

  • ESSENTIAL – experience of Transport planning and communication with your drivers
  • Exceptional communication skills both oral and written
  • Experience of health and safety procedures
  • Ability to build working relationships with customers
  • The ability to deal with stakeholders and customers of varying levels 
  • Experience in planning programmes of work

Why Us

Along with the role of Transport Planner we additionally offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities 


Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future? 

Tarmac is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Tarmac Trading Limited

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