logistics planner in peterborough

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peterborough, east of england
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A Logistics Planner is required on a contract basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you an experienced Despatch Planner? Do you have the capabilities to be successful in a fast paced manufacturing environment? If you are seeking an exciting new challenge, then this is the role for you!


The Despatch Planning Team resides within the PEC Supply Chain Team and is responsible for arranging the collection and despatch of all customer engine and parts orders. The team operates in a fast paced environment and interacts with a number of areas across the IPSD business in order to ensure we meet the customers committed ship dates.

This position will focus on the timely management of transport arrangements for all customer orders despatched from the PEC & PSEL facilities, via various modes of transportation. The role will be mainly responsible for the adherence to customer shipping terms (Incoterms), payment terms, measurement of our committed Ship date performance and management of finished goods stock.



* Experience in data processing position.
* Consistent focus on accuracy whilst maintaining required velocity.
* Intermediate Excel spreadsheet experience and the ability manipulate data.
* Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems

* Knowledge of Inco terms / International despatch & haulage processes


* Advanced Excel knowledge
* Knowledge and experience of working with MFG Pro.


* Manage Logistics and system management for despatch from Peterborough warehouse and off site facilities
* Verify despatch requirements by customer on a daily basis and ensure sales orders are aligned to best practice for optimising loads
* Checking engine availability, reskid requirements etc
* Maintenance and booking of timeslots within Transwide web system
* Generation of load booking reference within the ECI database
* Maintaining a good working relationship with MPS and Account Coordinator Teams.
* Communication with all areas of MPS to ensure 'finished' engines are available in time for their required committed ship date
* Communication with hauliers for arranging collections
* Maintain professional interface between Orders Management and despatch team
* Constant and consistent communication with the Account Coordinator Teams to ensure all customer committed ship dates (CSD) are adhered to
* Recording of CSD (Committed Ship Date) performance
* Production of load sheet for all collections
* Verification of Letter Of Credits to ensure shipping method is adhered to.
* Calculation of container and trailer utilisation
* Full understanding and adherence to the Dangerous Goods by Air regulations
* Adherence to Customer Incoterms
* Haulier invoice approval

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.





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automotive engineering