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Trainee Dispatch Planner – West Auckland

Established in 1956 we have continually expanded with a fleet of over 300 vehicles and over 500 general haulage drivers.

A vacancy has arisen for a Trainee Dispatch Planner at our customer’s site in West Auckland due to an internal promotion.

Hours of Work: 08:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday (or as business dictates).

The Role:

Reporting to the Transport Manager the duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Route planning to fully utilise trailer space whilst taking into consideration driver’s working time regulations and customer demands.
  • Creating paperwork for transport office and booking in all deliveries, collections and returns.
  • Using in house IT systems to run reports.
  • Continuously check the status of the day’s deliveries throughout the day.
  • Communicating and liaising with various departments within Smurfit Kappa as well as Jack Richards to ensure a smooth and effective operation.
  • Maintaining excellent working relationships with all customers and drivers.
  • Completing general office administration such as scanning, filing, reporting figures etc.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Good mathematical skills and logical thinking.
  • Must have IT skills (Excel, system skills advantageous)
  • Be proactive when problems arise and use initiative.
  • Be efficient and able to work to timelines, be organised and have the ability to prioritise workload.
  • Have excellent communication skills – telephone and email manner
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Be reliable and an excellent timekeeper.
  • Have the ability to work on their own but are also part of a busy transport team.
  • Be able to be respectful that whilst being employed by Jack Richards and Son you will be based on a customer site.

Candidates/Applicants who have not heard from us by 30th November 2021 should consider themselves unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please provide a CV and brief covering letter via Indeed or visit our website at to complete an application form.

We advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need assistance from a recruitment agency we will then contact suitable agencies, local to the area we are recruiting in.

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