Customer Service & Logistics

Logistics and CI Planner

R-84989 | Minworth, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Possible.

Mondelez International is the home of amazing brands such as Cadburys, and Minworth is our biggest in-house Distribution Centre in the UK.

The successful candidate will be expected to work a 5 out of 7 pattern that has an element of weekend work, to be phased out in the future.

We are looking for an individual with a passion for Logistics Operations and a Continuous Improvement (CI) mindset to join our team as a Logistics & CI Planner. The ‘Planning of the Future’ agenda is key for Minworth distribution centre & this is a key role that will help deliver this. The purpose is primarily to be accountable for creating a workload plan for each shift whilst ensuring that each area determines the most effective usage of labour to execute the schedule to its fullest potential. This is to be carried out using automated tools.   

The role will involve working closely with the Management team, Systems providers, Bournville Central Planning, haulage companies, agency providers and other Mondelez departments.

The secondary accountability will be gathering and analysing of monthly, weekly, and daily statistical data as this is essential to produce effective plans and to determine future volume demands for estimating and assigning labour, mechanical handling equipment (MHE) and other resources. You will lead this through our Daily Management System (DMS) structure.

Other accountabilities will be on an adhoc basis which will involve stand-alone projects, involvement in warehouse processes, CI/IL6S and other site beneficial duties

How you will contribute

You will:

  • Support the Digital change agenda to deliver the ‘Planning of the Future’. Automated synchronisation with all key components & integrated systems (WMS, Inet, SAP) to produce a workload plan for the site on a daily basis. Liaise with the UK Network Specialist & Stock Controller on site to evolve the capabilities of our systems that help deliver automation.
  • Support further digitalisation & automation across Minworth DC, identifying key opportunities to eliminate manual processes & working with key stakeholders to ensure effective implementation
  • Review daily schedules and information from Central Planning to create the workload plan via digitalised methods & determine the resources needed to execute.  Ensure the plan is achievable within the timeframe needed to protect customer requirements and delivered at the lowest cost per pallet throughput and labour. Liaise with Hauliers, Agency on-site contact and Team Managers to determine and pre-empt the resources needed daily.
  • Post evaluate the daily, weekly and monthly performance to understand conformance to the plan and how efficiently it was delivered.  Share the outputs with Site Management Team (via DMS) to determine where improvement activity or focus is needed. Extract information from the Warehouse Management System to determine KPI’s shortfalls and areas for improvement across the warehouse.
  • Analyse demand forecasts to identify the resources needed to deliver the capacities.  Use the information to determine when agency resource needs to be sourced, inducted, and trained in preparation for increasing volumes and headcount shortfalls.
  • Be an ambassador of IL6s by utilising CI tools such as Kaizens, RCA, Loss Analysis etc to identify process improvement needs & support execution of newly established improvements where necessary
  • Lead, execute & deliver projects to support the site’s IL6S agenda & drive efficiencies from the outputs of the plan.

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:

  • Knowledge & application of Warehouse Management Systems, SAP, Inet and the ability to analyse and synthesize data is desirable
  • The applicant MUST have advanced working knowledge of Excel: meaning possess the skills to use spreadsheets, tables, calculations, and automation efficiency to process large quantities of data relevant to planning of the operation. Proficiency in using formulas / other features of Excel for handling complex tasks is essential.
  • Able to negotiate, influence and manage effective relationships with third-party and internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight timescales.
  • Experience/Understanding in logistical operations or a supply chain function in general is desirable
  • Experience of Lean 6 Sigma, ideally qualified but with a proven track record of planning and delivery of CI is desirable
  • Analytical / Growth Mindset

More about this role

Work schedule: 100%

The responsibilities of this position are performed within the framework of a regional business model that is defined and managed by Mondelēz  Europe GmbH, Switzerland .

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

At Mondelez Europe, we are proud, not only of the iconic brands we make, but also of the people who make them. Our delicious products are created in 52 plants across Europe by more than 28,000 passionate people. We are the top maker of chocolate and biscuits and a leading maker of gum and candy. We make sure our powerful global brands and local jewels like Cadbury, Milka and Alpen Gold chocolates, Oreo, belVita, LU and Tuc biscuits, and Stimorol and Dirol gums get safely into our customers hands—and mouths. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are. Join us on our journey to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Warehousing & Logistics Operations Management

Customer Service & Logistics


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