Logistics Planner

Posted 5 April by Robert Alan Partnership Ltd

Our Client is a global first tier automotive company and are looking to add to their already successful supply chain team in their Milton Keynes office.

To be the central point of contact between the Customer, Manufacturer and Logistics (Warehouse). Pro-actively planning and implementing supply and logistics, ensuring that the flow of data and materials between Customer and Manufacturer meets customer demands and in the process minimising cost to Company and maximising customer satisfaction.

•Planning of supply & logistics to meet customer schedules

•Ordering of goods from production sites in time to meet customer requirements

•Control of inventory levels at local location and monitoring of consignment stocks

•Control of deliveries to the customer according to customer’s delivery calls

•Contingency planning & escalation of potential supply shortfalls to management

•Support to Sales in the set-up of new business

•Development & implementation of efficiency improvements

•Create purchase orders for factories (worldwide).

•Communicate with the customer/factory on any issues.

•Authorise appropriate freight routing & method to meet customer’s requirements within set parameters.

•Define appropriate safety stocks with Account Managers.

•Decisions that will have a significant impact on the budget have to be agreed with the head of logistics.

•Receive customer schedule & update DRP systems.

•Synchronise customer’s delivery calls according to schedule with factory.

•Operate Planning system and place purchase orders at factory at appropriate time.

•Ensure cost effective routing of the goods to meet customer schedules.

•Proactively monitor forward supply plans and highlight potential supply shortfalls in sufficient time to take contingency action.

•Monitor the transport of the ordered goods and inventory at the warehouse.

•Manage inventory levels considering customers needs, consignment stocks, factory performance and budget targets.

•Produce invoices and/or SBI as appropriate, & raises credit / debit notes.

•Where there are problems with delivery - pro-actively develop & implement solution.

•In cases of supply disruption, maintain customer relationship by open communication and effective support to the customer, and suitable escalation to management.

•Handle customer concerns in relation to the supply, packaging, & quality of parts and escalate in a timely manner if necessary.

•Monitor and report applicable key performance indicators (KPI’s)

•Support Account Managers in the set up of new parts onto current systems

•Comply with any reasonable request from management pertaining to the role.

Professional Knowledge and Experience

•Previous automotive supply-chain & planning experience - HIGHLY DESIRABLE

•Production scheduling and supply

•Customer relationship maintenance

•General supply & logistics

•Appropriate quality standards

1.1 Required Education

Appropriate Degree or HNC level qualification or qualified by experience

1.2 Computer Packages

•MS Office - particularly Access, Excel, Outlook, Word and Sharepoint, SAP, JDE

1.3 Personal Qualities

•Methodical with an eye for detail.

•Well planned & organised

•Self motivated with excellent communication and administration skills.

•Commercial acumen and results driven - able to see the big picture.

•Pro-active and able to confidently talk to internal/external stakeholders.

Required skills

  • Automotive
  • Logistics
  • SAP
  • planner

Reference: 34834894

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