Logistics Planner & Router - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Dublin
  • Permanent
  • 2nd August 2023
  • €40,000
  • Ref ID: #38090

Job Description

  • Location: Dublin, Dublin
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #38090
  • Salary: NON 40,000.00

Logistics Planner & Router – North Dublin – Permanent basis – €45,000 DOE
We are currently working closely with our client who are a distributor on recruiting for a Logistic planner & router.
Salary & Benefits:

  • €45,000 DOE
  • Pension
  • Life insurance
  • Parking on site.


  • Strong organisational skills to manage multiple delivery schedules, maintain accurate records, and handle complex logistics processes.
  • The ability to identify patterns and derive insights to optimise route planning and inventory management.
  • A meticulous approach to ensure accurate data input and route planning, minimising errors in delivery schedules and inventory management.
  • Effective communication and collaboration with drivers, dispatchers, customers, and other stakeholders to relay critical information and manage expectations.
  • The ability to work under time constraints, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines to ensure on- time deliveries.
  • Flexible and adaptable to handle unexpected changes, such as traffic disruptions or delivery delays, and quickly adjust route plans accordingly.
  • A drive to deliver exceptional customer experience by ensuring timely and accurate deliveries.

Primary Responsibilities
Route Planning

  • Analyse shipment data and customer orders to determine the most efficient delivery routes.
  • Optimise routes to minimise distance, time, and fuel consumption while maximising delivery capacity.
  • Consider factors such as traffic patterns, road conditions, and delivery time windows.
  • Proactively identify potential issues and risks in route planning and take preventive measures to avoid disruptions.

Load Optimisation

  • Determine the optimal load distribution for each vehicle to maximise space utilisation and minimise the number of trips.
  • Balance the weight and volume of goods for safe and efficient transportation.

Vehicle Assignment

  • Assign appropriate vehicles based on load requirements, vehicle capacities, and route characteristics.
  • Ensure that vehicles are properly maintained and compliant with regulations.
  • Address Verification and Validation
  • Verify and validate customer addresses to ensure accurate and timely deliveries.
  • Update and maintain a database of accurate delivery locations.

Time Slot Management

  • Allocate time slots for each delivery based on customer preferences and operational constraints.
  • Coordinate delivery schedules to avoid conflicts and delays.
  • Real-Time Tracking and Monitoring
  • Monitor delivery progress in real-time using GPS tracking systems.
  • Address any unforeseen issues, such as traffic congestion or vehicle breakdowns, to minimise disruptions.

Customer Communication

  • Communicate with customers regarding delivery schedules, delays, and any changes to their orders.
  • Provide proactive updates on delivery status to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Analyse historical data and performance metrics to identify areas for improvement in routing efficiency.
  • Generate regular reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the effectiveness of routing strategies.
  • Collaboration with Stakeholders
  • Collaborate with various teams, including dispatchers, drivers, and customer service, to ensure smooth execution of the routing plan.
  • Work closely with sales and customer service teams to align route planning with customer needs and preferences.


  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of Regulatory Compliance and awareness of transportation regulations, safety standards, and environmental guidelines to ensure compliance in logistics operations.
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset – Eager to seek feedback, learn from experiences, and continuously improve route planning processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the financial implications of logistics decisions to contribute to the company's overall profitability.
  • The ability to identify and address logistical challenges and find creative solutions to ensure smooth and efficient operations.
  • Familiarity with geographical locations, road networks, and traffic patterns to create optimal delivery routes and minimise transit times.
  • Experience using route planning software, telemetric systems, GPS tracking, and other logistics-related technologies.
  • An understanding of sustainable practices and a commitment to integrating environmentally responsible solutions in logistics routing. Negotiation Skills – The ability to negotiate with suppliers and transportation partners to secure favourable terms and cost-effective solutions.

If you would like to hear more regarding this role please apply through the link provided for the attention of Leanne Thornton or call Leanne on 041 9865058 

If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered for this or other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided. Please submit your updated CV in Word Format.

If you are living in Ireland and hold a VALID WORK PERMIT, we would love to hear from you, if however, you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search. 

Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer




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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456