Senior Shipper - HS2 Align JV
Tarmac
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
2d ago

Job Introduction

Tarmac are recruiting for a Senior Shipper for Europe’s largest infrastructure project, HS2. HS2 Ltd will be the UK’s new high speed rail network.

As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

The successful candidate will provide a professional distribution service to HS2 customers, accurately taking their orders and translating them into a distribution schedule that account for the needs of the customer, optimisation of the plant network and most cost effective use of the vehicle fleet.

You’ll use your experience to work flexibly within the sector team, becoming multi-skilled in other roles to meet the needs of the business whilst maintaining consistent rapport and effective working relationships with other team members, plant staff, contract hauliers and customers.

You’ll also assist the sector in providing the best offer for our customers, enhancing their experience and creating more value over our competitors.

Role Responsibility

In this role you will be responsible for a number of tasks including :

  • Building and maintaining solid working relationships with the HS2 Main Works Contractor, their subcontractors,Tarmac’s project and local sector teams including drivers.
  • You’ll be responsible for accurately taking orders, information and inputting the details onto the system.
  • With your proven customer service skills, you’ll respond positively and confidently to our customers’ requirements ensuring that service delivery is paramount.
  • You will also use your planning skills to schedule and ensure timely delivery of agreed orders, optimising cost through effective truck utilisation.
  • Using planning systems and the mapping package you’ll make decisions on optimum fleet numbers, transfers and requirement for hired trucks.
  • Understanding and communicating hired haulage costs and owner driver earnings versus the cost of hiring externally / transferring trucks will form an important part of your role.
  • Provide support and assistance to traffic management colleagues with queries and day management of drivers.
  • Using your monitoring skills to maintain real time progress of scheduled orders and proactively identifying potential problem areas and acting to resolve them.
  • Proactively communicate with customers to explain progress of deliveries (in particular immediate notification of late loads).
  • Regular liaison with plants to ensure the raw materials are in place for planned deliveries. Daily liaison with relevant internal and external stakeholders to review next day program.
  • Although permanently based on project site to oversee planned delivery programmes and monitor service levels you will visit other plants in the sector to understand production and technical processes regularly.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate should be able to evidence previous experience and knowledge of boundaries, confidence and accountability in decision making and have the ability to prioritise multiple and sometimes conflicting customer / plant / trucking issues.

    Experience of working in a similar role within a large complex multi site business is also desirable. You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and an organised individual who has a pragmatic and approachable personality.

    It is essential that you adopt a conscientious attitude to working safely

    You should also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to develop effective relationships at all levels.

    Why Tarmac

    We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits.

    Some of the range of benefits on offer to employees include :

  • 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.
  • Training and development opportunities
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