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Dispatch Planner

Greater Manchester, Trafford Park
Up to £26302 per annum
Closing date
13 May 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation. Our client, a blue-chip company, responsible for the manufacture of PG Tips, is currently seeking a Dispatch Planner, based at Trafford Park, Manchester.(2-4 days will be based on site, plus some working from home) This is a full-time, temporary role to start ASAP for a period of 6 Months, paying £26,302 per annum pro rata. The role will work 37.50 hours week.

*Due to the urgent nature of this role we can only accept applications from candidates who have a 2-week notice period or less.


Ensure that the transport will be ordered according to the needs from the factory. Full responsibility for the customs clearance process.


  • Manage the transport and customs clearance to the EU countries and USA/Canada.
  • Develop value-added relationships with transportation team in order to keep a control of the dispatch plan.
  • Follow strictly customs clearance process and improve the work efficiency where possible.
  • Co-operate with the members of the planning team in order to response quickly to the changing environment and act fast.
  • Work together with the warehouse team to optimize the work of the two departments.
  • Report to Planning Manager the issues with the exporting the goods, delays in FG's delivery or customs clearance challenges.

  • Breakthrough Thinking
  • Understand business opportunities and obstacles, use common sense and an understanding of customers and consumers to identify problems and opportunities.
  • Spot patterns, trends or discrepancies in information, then apply this insight in order to provide immediate business improvements.

  • Organisational Awareness
  • Understand formal and informal structures and processes of the organisation, and how to work in a matrix organisation.
  • Recognise organisational culture and climate, understand unspoken organisational limits.

  • Seizing the Future
  • Display a desire for action, habitually equip themselves to be in a position to maximise opportunities.
  • Take decisive action to create business improvements.

  • Change Catalyst
  • Are receptive and positive towards change, see change as a challenge and as an opportunity for themselves as well as for the business.

  • Holding People Accountable
  • Seek clarity around individual and team expectations to ensure delivery of results.

  • Team Commitment
  • Work co-operatively as a member of a team proactively sharing knowledge.
  • Are positive role model for effective team working, facilitate the operation of the team of which they are a part.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Good knowledge of ERP systems, including - SAP and M/S Excel.
  • Understanding of the dispatch process in details.
  • Custom clearance experience would be preferable
  • Proven experience in managing custom clearance process.
  • Experience working in a similar planning role, gained either in a FMCG manufacturing or large retail environment
  • Logical and analytical mindset, with a calm and level -headed approach
  • Detail orientated
  • Ability to react to situations and make decisions at short notice
  • Experience working with a number of suppliers, preferably on a global scale


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