Planning and Optimisation Manager

Recruiter
Wincanton
Location
Harlow
Salary
40000.00 GBP Annual + + Benefits
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Expires
07 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Role Overview

This is a pivotal role within our 2 man Home Delivery operation, with responsibility for the strategic and day to day transport planning & optimisation of a multi site 2 man Home Delivery operation. The aim of the Transport planning & optimisation function is to meet our customer's capacity requirements while achieving an optimum level of transport efficiency, through strategic decision making and day to day optimization of routes.

Key Responsibilities

- Full accountability for optimum capacity & matrix plans to achieve service level requirement while delivering maximum transport efficiency
- Day to day scheduling of deliveries and routes to the consumer within specific timescales
- Ongoing Strategic review of site territories and matrix design to drive service & cost efficiency
- Liaise with our customer (client) to ensure their capacity requirements are achieved in the most optimum plan
- Managing the Transport planning team
- To manage and maintain specific KPIs, within all areas of the Planning function and control;
- Undertake project work to manage potential operational changes or development;
- To plan backhauls and trunking (where applicable) across the operation
- To liaise with the Transport managers to ensure that operational procedures are met within agreed time scales;
- Maintain a motivated team by the encouragement of two-way feedback/communications between the planning department, Transport and the warehouse;
- Compile statistical reports reflecting performance on a daily/weekly and monthly basis;
- To ensure the accurate and timely reporting of daily/weekly/period key performance indicators regarding resource utilisation and route efficiency
- To undertake such duties as may be reasonably required for the effective operation of the function

Experience & Qualifications

- Experience of leading a multi-drop transport planning function;
- Expertise of Paragon software & driver management packages is essential
- Excellent knowledge of transport legislation;
- Ability to analyse data and drive strategic planning & optimisation decisions
- Analytical skills with the ability to work on your own initiative, working to strict deadlines,
- A good communicator both verbal and written;
- Excellent PC skills;
- A flexible team based approach;
- General awareness of health and safety;
- National CPC is an advantage but not essential
- When required, the ability to work flexible shifts including some weekends as the role covers a 7 day per week operation

About Us

Wincanton is a leading third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain solutions provider in the UK and Ireland. As the largest British logistics company we work in industry sectors as diverse as milk, defence, energy, retail, consumer goods and construction, supporting every stage of development and adding value through our supply chain expertise and innovative approach to logistics challenges. With over 17,000 colleagues across more than 200 sites and a 3,400 strong fleet of vehicles, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and our mission