Senior Logistics Planner
- Uxbridge, UK
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.
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.
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
Ad hoc requests
Manage 3rd Party support costs
Skills / Temperament / Experience
Graduate caliber – ideally Logistics / Supply Chain graduate;
Proven experience of physical distribution and/or freight forwarding;
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
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.