Senior Logistics Planner

  • Uxbridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2018 global net sales of US $15.7 billion.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others. There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Key Objective

 The key objective of the role is to enable improved service and cost performance through GMUK’s physical supply chain. This will be achieved by providing day to day management of one or more of GMUK’s key 3rd party service providers. This role should identify LSP management best practice and mentor other planners to maximize capability.

Key Responsibilities

The candidate’s key responsibilities associated with this position are all around managing both the performance and relationship with the 3PL. For example:


Ensure key service metrics are met

Drive performance through Root Cause Analysis – suggest and implement improvements.

Ensure robust, documented core LSP processes and standards

Own the stock reconciliation process ensuring continuous accuracy of inventory

Collate and report weekly and monthly KPI’s

Significant input and attendance at Monthly Review meetings; accountable for ensuring actions are followed through


Provide day to day operational support to the wider Supply Chain team

Deliver renovation/innovation projects (NPD)

Co-pack / rework support

Activity forecasting with LSP

Support customer route to market initiatives adding value to the end-to-end Supply Chain


Ensure the monthly financial accrual process can be complete – collate and compile monthly charging information.

Roadrunner champion & business lead.

Ensure vendor invoices are processed in line with payment terms

Ownership of the Cost to Serve Access Database

Monthly process

Ad hoc requests

Manage 3rd Party support costs



The Candidate 

Skills / Temperament / Experience

 Graduate caliber – ideally Logistics / Supply Chain graduate;

Proven experience of physical distribution and/or freight forwarding;

Commercially astute:

Industry awareness;


Understanding of what drives cost in a supply chain.

PC and systems literate e.g. SAP; Excel; Access

Previous experience of Access a definite advantage

Excellent analytical skills

Previous experience of reporting and analyzing costs

Performance driven – take ownership and accountability for LSP performance

Able to display good judgment

Ability to identify issues and actions to avoid them

Problem Solving

Solutions oriented


Adaptable and Flexible

Adapt quickly to new situations

Self motivated whilst able to work within a team

Cross Functional working

Able to build positive relationships with suppliers and both internal and external customers

Excellent communication skills


The role will require UK and possible European travel.


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