Transport Planner (m/f/d), Transport & Logistics Services Area Central Europe

  • Dortmund, Germany
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Transport Planners are responsible to secure that goods are picked up and delivered on time.

IKEA Transport and Logistics Services offers YOU the opportunity to apply for an interesting and challenging job, to work and develop in an international and constantly changing environment!

The role of Transport Area Central Europe is to plan, purchase, operate and control transport of finished products from production units located in our area to all IKEA stores and warehouses worldwide. We are also responsible to purchase transport services for raw material flow to IKEA Industry factories located in our area. We do it in order to fulfil the transport performance demands by providing the transportation means in a cost efficient and operationally excellent way securing our sustainability standards among service providers. Our geographic scope of operations covers: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Serbia and Moldavia.

Job Description

YOUR main tasks:

  • Book, reschedule, monitor & cancel shipments

  • Review/update extra costs in shipments

  • Select optimal transport solutions

  • Work in close cooperation with other relevant stakeholders in our Supply Chain to solve operational issues & optimise the transport booking process

  • Investigate claims with regard to extra costs & resolve claim issues


YOU are our candidate if you:

  • Have education or valid experience in transport/logistics or related area

  • Have the ability to work with a computer from a user perspective

  • Are fluent in German & English, both in writing & speaking

  • Are service & goal oriented, open minded & able to implement and follow-up

  • Have very good communication skills

  • Are able to solve problems under stress

  • Have the ability to find new solutions and to optimise the existing ones

  • Are able to see IKEA as a whole and keep the focus on the IKEA customer

  • Are a team player

Additional Information

WE offer you:

  • The needed support to have a good start into your new role

  • A good working environment

  • Great chances for your own development in a long-term perspective

Learn more and apply with us at [email protected] Please note that we will interview continuously, so please send us your application online as soon as possible, but on 11.11.2018 the latest and please note that we do not accept applications via email. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you are welcome to contact Stephan Heinert. (0231 9678 1200). For other questions regarding the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Tim Vogel (0231 9678 1200).

We are on an exciting journey and if you want to be part of something big, this could be the right challenge for you!


IKEA Transport & Logistics Services organization is approximately 500 persons globally with purchase volume of 3 billion Euros, working in the category dimension of Land, Ocean and Logistics Services. We are responsible for, plan, purchase, operate and follow up the service execution of transports and services. Securing the needed logistics services capacity at the right time, with the right quality, at the right cost and in a sustainable way; to continuously contribute to the goal of having 100% satisfied IKEA customers. Transport & Logistical Services has a new dimension with responsibility for end-to-end Flow Development based on 3 pillars: Optimization, Planning and Performance.


The position is fulltime and limited for two years. The salary is based on Tarifvertrag Groß- und Außenhandel Nordrhein-Westfalen..

Our culture and values are based on equal opportunities and we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.

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