Transport Coordinator – Manchester

Smiths Hire is the North West’s largest independent equipment hire company, with 12 ‘Hire it Centres’ located across the North of England.

Transport Coordinator

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Transport Planner to join a family run plant and tool hire company in the North West Region. The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the transport operations of our Preston depot in order to achieve business objectives and customer needs. To manage conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment and a passion to deliver and maintain high standards of service.

Job Role

  • In this role you will cost effectively plan and dispatch routes to achieve delivery times maximising available resources.
  • Have direct supervision of three to four HGV drivers.
  • To provide information to both internal and external customers.
  • To check that all traffic planning activity is undertaken in line with legislative requirements.
  • To assist with customer enquires both over the phone and in person.
  • To support the management team to identify and focus on improvement opportunities.
  • Achieve KPIs as set by the business.
  • Participate in your own personnel development plan.
  • Ensuring stock is sourced and available for customers on a daily basis.


  • A good geographical knowledge of the North West.
  • Understanding of Health & Safety requirements.
  • Financial understanding is highly desirable.
  • Must have previous experience of working within a transport/logistics environment.
  • Excellent I.T and admin skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Pay is negotiable but competitive
  • Holidays – 20 per annum plus bank holidays with an increase for long service
  • If you feel you possess these qualities and want to work for an established, expanding business who reciprocate the effort their employees put in – then contact us immediately.
    This is a very challenging role but for the right candidate – this is also very rewarding.

    Working hours

    • Monday to Friday: 08:00am – 17:00pm
    • Saturday: 08:00am to 12:00pm

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