Planning Specialist

Planning Specialist


Planning Specialist

Details of the offer

Generating cost effective Transport plans for Products and equipment through Daily debriefing with transporters and the rest of the Logistics Integrated Centre (LIC) team to support the business in running its Transport Planning function and meeting the KPI’s and SLA’s in this space.

Passion for the brand and customers
Personal effectiveness
Thinking strategically and commercially
Leading transformation
Delivering high performance
Connecting people
Planning & organizing
Driving quality
Making insightful business decisions
Having an innovative merchant mind-set
Operational flexibility - rotational weekend coverage


What theoretical knowledge (e.g. degree / diploma) does the job require?

Degree or Diploma in Logistics
A minimum of three years relevant experience
Strong Excel skillset
Experience in using Planning tools (Transport Management Systems)
FMCG and retail experience will be advantageous
Advance computer literacy skills
Strong numerical aptitude
Logical and analytical thinker, able to translate ideas into practical business solutions
Deep understanding of Transport and its different costs elements
Deep understanding of total operational costs and cost drivers (what are the key cost drivers to improve to improve the operation)
Good attention to detail
Good self-management and interpersonal skills
High energy level
Able to work independently
Able to multi-task
Able to work under pressure
Strong crisis management and conflict resolution skillset
Operational flexibility - rotational weekend coverage
Must be willing to work exceptionally hard and contribute a successful team

The deliverables are not limited to the accountabilities specified in the job profile. These key accountabilities highlight the focus areas of the job. Specific and/or additional deliverables can be requested by management. The key responsibilities and accountabilities may change from time to time in response to changes in business strategy, operational requirements and shift rotation.

Planning transport activities cost effectively on a daily basis to meet agreed KPI’s and SLAs
Working together with the operations team and senior planners to be aware of daily operational variables which may influence future route scheduling
Updating and interpreting hard and soft constraints on delivery sites and fleet
Building optimal shipments from the movement requirements
Deciding what to complete with dedicated vs ad-hoc capacity
Producing accurate and cost effective plans based on database parameters and certain manual intervention for dedicated fleet
Securing capacity for ad-hoc demand. This includes service provider, vehicle type and loading expected time of arrival (ETA)
Building relationships with transport service providers and their operational staff who book vehicles
On-time and accurate publishing of route schedules per delivery type
Measuring and publishing planning KPI’s and management reporting
Analysing and reporting on assigned short term projects
Continuous improvement of planning function and reporting
Continuous monitoring of actual vs. planned performance through all functions in order to quickly respond to changes in the system that requires changes to the tactical plan
Crisis management and providing formal feedback on changes to plan and execution
Effectively communicate plans and performance against plan
Continuous improvement of Transport plans taking changing operational dynamics into account
Assist to manage the end to end customer service process in line with Best Operating practice
Assisting with general office work i.e. Planning requisition management, KPI update, invocom updates, OEC Files updates
Working together with the operations team and the rest of the LIC team to be aware of daily operational variables which may influence future route scheduling

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