Mars UK • United Kingdom

Outbound Logistics/Transport Planner

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Outbound Logistics/Transport Planner

The main purpose of the role is to ensure that all produced finished goods are delivered on time and in good quality into the different market warehouses. Additional functions include, enablement of the local business community and providing support to the logistics teams.

What are we looking for?

  • Warehouse or manufacturing background

  • Systems orientated

  • Logistics/Transport experience

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Set up a transport plan for export and UK production and control all changes with regards to the outbound planning for the set horizon

  • Follow up and improve service level of the hauliers with support of the commercial team

  • Being the first contact with the market warehouses and transport/export agents with regard to all delivery requirements

  • Work closely with the warehouse and palletisers on site to ensure the transport plan is clear and followed

  • Handle all quality complaints from our market warehouses concerning our finished product and flag structural problems

  • Acquire the best knowledge about business processes and supporting systems functionality

  • Train business users (existing and new joiners) on business processes and supporting systems functionality

  • Support business users by fixing issues or by escalating issues to regional or global support teams

  • Represent area of responsibility in x-functional workgroups with other KUs to ensure seamless integration across functions locally

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

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First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)

57:43

Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth
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