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  • Transport Planner at Diageo

  • Posted on: 4 November, 2019 Deadline: 15 November, 2019
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  • Diageo - As a global leader in beverage alcohol, our 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Our ambition? We want to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

    Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we became a business that is defined by the character of the people who work here. It took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world. Today, nothing’s changed.

    Transport Planner


    Reports to: Head of Logistics

    Purpose of the Role:

    This role is to support the Head of Logistics and support the management of transport operations across the region providing a service of executing operations, partnering with transport providers and adding value to each market in the region. The outcomes of this CoE (Centre of Excellence) are measured in: Cost Efficiency, Service and Collaborative and value creating relationships

    The role holder will work with a complex range of in market stakeholders (MD, Supply, Finance, and Commercial) as well as the Central Operational Excellence and CoE team)

    He/she will need to interact across cultures & have strong influence/impact within businesses and with external suppliers. He/she will also need to engage and partner with key Diageo Supply Partners (3PL’s, GDBS, etc.) as well as external transport suppliers.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Develop and publish Daily inbound and outbound transport plans using the (Transport Management System) TMS.
    • Help manage transport spend to be within budget and delivering operational savings
    • Provide expert transport knowledge understanding regional dynamics to ensure credibility of CoE
    • Plan and manage transport operations in the market to ensure efficiencies in cost and customer service.
    • Develop a synergistic relationship with PLAN and SOURCE CoE and Sales in markets to ensure delivery of overall supply excellence
    • Work with transport operations to support market requirements across the CoE (Center of Excellence)

    Requirements – Capabilities, Skills & Experience:

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in transport role with road freight in a manufacturing company working across multiple sites in different countries
    • Knowledge and experience of sea freight operations
    • Demonstrable ability to engage and align stakeholders behind plans and win support for implementing change with transport suppliers
    • BSc or MSc in a supply chain related subject
    • Demonstrable knowledge of end to end supply chain and customer collaboration
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written combined with the ability to engage effectively at all levels in the organisation
    • An understanding of how leading technology can enable effective logistics operations
    • Knowledge of TMS, GPS tracking and e-POD systems and experience of implementation of the same
    • Numerate and ability to apply KPI’s to drive performance management at all levels with transport suppliers

    Excellence in Supply Chain:

    Upholds Standards – The role holder will be expected to embrace the EISC (Excellence in Supply Chain) Standards, always apply them effectively in their role and adhere to them. 

    Performance Management – The role holder will understand the importance of tiered performance management, identifying critical KPIs and required practices on a shift, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis with the ability to bring suppliers on the same journey.
    Continuous Improvement – the role holder will be expected to be flexible and embrace change, continuously looking for ways to improve operations. From techniques such as SIC and DMAIC they should drive structured continuous improvement practices.

    Leadership Capabilities:

    Win through Execution - Lead bold execution in a fast-moving world

    Inspire through Purpose - Amplify our purpose internally and externally

    Shape the Future - Create focus and ownership for shaping Diageo’s future ambition

    Invest in Talent - Harness the full extent of Diageo’s talent and diversity

    Application Deadline - 15th November 2019

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Diageo career website on diageo.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com to apply

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