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Planning and Transport Assistant

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Planning and Transport Assistant

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Grocery, Manufacturing, Retail
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs, Transport Jobs
Date Posted26 November 2018

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My client is looking to recruit this pivotal role to support their growing business, based in Leicestershire. The Planning and Transport department is a key cornerstone that allows their FMCG operation to run effectively and efficiently, ensuring all parties know what is required from them, and at what time.

Client Details

My client are an entrepreneurial, privately owned food manufacturer, based in Leicestershire, supplying major retailers and food-service customers.


As Planning and Transport Assistant, you will have the following responsibilities:
  • Purchase all raw materials across both sites to ensure they have the right amount of stock at the right time; which balances always having materials available without unnecessarily keeping large stocks.
  • Planning production effectively to maximise sales and service while minimising cost per unit. This includes materials, labour, scheduling, liaison with the factory and external parties including customers, hauliers and suppliers.
  • Communicate transport requirements to their haulier, ensuring they have the right amount of lorries at the right time, and manage communication with all parties.


The successful candidate for the role of Planning and Transport Assistant, will have a solutions based, can-do attitude, alongside strong communication skills and the ability to build good relationships both internally and externally.

You will be experienced in production planning within a manufacturing environment and understand the challenges this presents. Exposure to purchasing and/or transport planning would be advantageous.

Job Offer

The successful candidate for the role of Planning and Transport Assistant, will be offered c. £25,000 - £30,000 plus package.

This role offers a great deal of development for an aspiring Planner.

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