Job Title:  Transport Operations
Location:  DA2 6QJ
Salary:     Competitive, plus benefits

Davies Turner is the largest independent Freight Forwarding Company in the UK.   Family run and owned since 1870 Top Track 250 Companies awarded by Sunday Times.  

For this Transporter Operations opportunity, if you have the following skills and experience, we want to hear from you:

To provide administration support for the Transport and Warehouse Department, organising delivery and collection schedules and co-ordinating the operation of the fleet vehicles, complying with all necessary controls and procedures, whilst offering a high standard of customer care.

Tasks required but not limited to:

  • Load planning deliveries and collections through routing of the Company fleet and sub-contracted hauliers to meet agreed deadlines as efficiently and economically as possible, ensuring weight and cube of freight are accurately evaluated.
  • To negotiate best possible rates with hauliers for ‘special requirements deliveries’ and ‘outsize’ freight, ensuring all constraints and customer requirements have been taken into account and using the most appropriate vehicle and equipment for the job. 
  • To collate all necessary information to charge import and export operations for work completed against fixed tariffs and for ‘specials’
  • To provide administrative support to warehouse and transport staff, maintaining a high standard of accuracy throughout, taking care to check the quantity and the condition of any goods signed for and follow through and promptly and effectively resolve any issues relating to missing, damaged or lost freight.
  • To monitor all invoices from hauliers, checking for accuracy, identifying discrepancies and following through with the relevant parties to resolve queries and approve for payment.
  • To maintain the department’s files, records and stationary in line with departmental and legal requirements.
  • To offer a high standard of customer service to both internal and external customers, by demonstrating a professional, helpful and positive manner and providing customers with appropriate, accurate information regarding deliveries and collections.  
  • To provide reception cover when required, dealing with any drivers in a pleasant, professional and hospitable manner, in accordance with Company security procedures.
  • To deal with any communication into and out of the department in a customer focused, professional manner.
  • To build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues throughout the Company, working closely with other branches and warehouse staff.  

Benefits for this position include:
Up to 25 days holidays plus Bank Holidays
Life Cover
Defined contributions pension
Discounted store/shopping benefit scheme
Private Healthcare
Car Parking
Employee Assistance Programme
Mandatory Training

This position based at Edison’s Park, Dartford is ideally suited to someone living within a 35 minute commute of our office.

We believe that this valuable range of benefits together with a competitive salary, offers an overall benefits package befitting of a caring, family owned Company.

Please only apply if you possess a minimum of 2 years’ experience working within a similar role. Please submit your CV along with salary expectations to Dawn Thompson at email address


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