Job Title: Route Planner
Branch/Department: Transport Managed Services
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Samrand
Location - Province/Area: Gauteng
Specific Role Responsibilities:
-Delivering a least cost route plan via the PLATO planning tool.
-Ensuring the least cost daily route plan is achieved for the entire fleet.
-Ensuring that the PLATO database is accurate and up to date
-Ensuring that the daily route plan is adhered to.
-Ensuring daily feedback from vehicle expediters is input into the planning system
-Liaising with on-site operations staff to be 100% aware of daily operational activities which may influence planning.
-Deliver documentation and analysis on assigned projects
-Ensuring that NDDs for customers are accurate
-Ensuring management and operational reporting is accurate and up to date.
Qualifications and Experience:
-At least 3 years proper and similar experience in planning/tracking environment
-A Bachelor’s degree in a logistics related field
-Candidates need to be familiar with MS Office and have advanced knowledge of MS Excel
Skills and Personal Attributes:
-Resilient and enthusiastic (job requires continuous activity)
-Ability to resolve problems, communicate clearly & have good interpersonal as well as analytical skills
-People must be self-motivated and self-managed
-Will be part of a diverse team so the ability to get on with a wide range of individuals is a key requisite
-Willing to work shifts and extended hours
Questions after the interview:
At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.
Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:
- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?
These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.
If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:
- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?
If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:
- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;
The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!