Planning Manager (Fixed term contract)

Milton Keynes
GBP32000 - GBP32000 per annum + benefits
11 Oct 2017
10 Nov 2017
Alex Lowery
Specialist Area
Logistics, Operations
Job Level
Full Time

Our client, a leading 3PL provider, are looking for a talented Planning Manager to lead a small team based at their offices in Milton Keynes. You will be responsible for efficiently delivering resource & transport plans for key contracts & clients.

Client Details

Our client are a leading global 3PL provider.


The Planning Manager will be responsible for leading a small Planning team to deliver resource & transport plans for key contracts & clients with a focus on European Planning.

These plans should offer a robust & cost effective solution to the operational planning needs of the company & the client.

The Planning Manager will work with key stakeholders within the business to improve existing planning solutions and support the successful introduction of new business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage & develop the planning team targeting elimination of inefficient or duplicate processes.
  • Maintain and develop excellent working relationships with customers and strive to deliver innovative business solutions.

  • Review, measure and enhance operational procedures and processes and ensure that changes are robust and efficient

  • Identify cost effective and innovative improvement planning solutions and follow these through from the identification stage to implementation


  • Graduate calibre (relevant degree desirable)
  • Demonstrable experience in a Planning, Business Development or Project Management role with some experience in an operational role.
  • Knowledge and experience in Customs processes.
  • Highly IT literate
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills - preparing presentations and delivering
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated, self starter with ability to work on own initiative#
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to understand the needs of the customer
  • Team player - but with the ability to lead

Job Offer

This role represents an excellent long-term contract opportunity to work with a leading 3PL provider within a fast-moving, dynamic planning department. Competitive salary and benefits package on offer. If you are an ambitious Planning Manager looking for your next career move, please get in touch.

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