Transport Planner

20 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
Natures Way Foods Ltd
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Are you an experienced Transport Planner, Logistical Planner or Supply Chain Planner looking for a fresh challenge?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

You will be working at one of our sites on the Chichester Food Park in beautiful West Sussex. Our offices are modern and open plan so there's great team camaraderie.

We are one of the largest employers in the area, employing more than 1,200 talented individuals and we are growing!

So, it's an exciting time to join us, make your mark and be a proud part of our onward journey.

A day in the life of a Natures Way Foods Transport Planner:

As a core member of the Transport Planning team you will be planning and co-ordinating all the activities relating to the inbound movement of raw materials (Lettuce, fruits, vegetables, ingredients) and packaging materials into our business to meet customer demand.

Essentially, planning and making sure our delicious and fresh products get to their destination on time and manging any logistical challenges that arise.

As our products are a variety of fresh salads, coleslaws and fruit pots then they have a short shelf life. This adds an extra layer of complexity as things need to be transported in and out as quickly and efficiently as possible, do you think you would be up for the challenge?

No two days are the same so if you get satisfaction from problem solving, having responsibility but also working as a team to get things achieved, then you would be a great fit for our Transport Planning team.

You will also take ownership of the process from purchase order to receipt, communicating plans to suppliers, 3rd party Hauliers and our own operations teams.

We will help you to achieve your goals by providing you with CPD opportunities, regular feedback and support to advance your career.

Role type: Permanent

You will start on Admin hours: (8am - 5pm Monday to Friday) for the first 1-2 months and will then transfer to our shift pattern which is:

Hours: Shift pattern: 6am - 6pm:

Week 1: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 6am - 6pm.

Week 2: Only working on Wednesday and Thursday 6am - 6pm.

Week 3: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 6am - 6pm.

Week 4: Only working on Wednesday and Thursday 6am - 6pm.

About you:

This role is all about excellent planning skills! You will also need to be a naturally clear and confident communicator, have good attention to detail and the ability to problem solve.

Previous experience of working in a Transport Planning role is very desirable.

Your journey with us…

Our Transport Planning team is important as without our dedicated Transport Planners, our products wouldn't make it onto Supermarket shelves or into restaurants on time.

You'll have full support and on the job training from Transport Manager Phil to help you develop your knowledge of the Transport Planning role at Natures Way Foods.

There's plenty of training opportunities and you'll be able to undertake internal and external training courses to build your skillset from soft skills to professional training in your area of expertise.

You will be spoilt for choice with future career development opportunities at Natures Way Foods, whether you decide to climb the ladder in the Planning team or want to be the best in your area of knowledge, we will help make your career ambitions a reality.

The Perks:

We want you to love working for us and what you do, so we have put together a great package of benefits:
  • A competitive salary plus company performance related bonus.
  • Laptop and mobile phone.
  • Company pension.
  • 22 days shift holiday.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • 1 day company paid volunteering day
  • Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
  • Life Assurance policy.
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
  • Free parking available across all sites.
  • Relocation packages available.

About us:

We are Lovers of the Leaf, Kings of Coleslaw, Fanatic about our Fruit and proud of our Stunning Salad Meals!

As a private label food manufacturer, our products are sold in Retailers (including - Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Aldi) and Foodservice businesses (including McDonald's, Pret and Itsu).

Our 4 manufacturing sites are centres of excellence and have grown significantly since 1994. Natures Way Foods has a core foundation in the Chichester area, employing over 1,200 talented individuals that all have a part to play in our success story.

We are also a social bunch and get involved in a regular charitable and community projects such as Field to Fork and raising money for our chosen charity of the year.

If you want to grow your career with a supportive manager, talented colleagues and a company that champions equal opportunities - Lettuce know!

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