Automotive Planner

  • By Deutsche Post Dhl
  • Castle Bromwich (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • Management / Project Management

Job description

Ref: req39299

Position: Automotive Planner
Location: Castle Bromwich
Customer: Automotive
Grade: O
Shift pattern: Days
Contract Type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Closing Date for Applications: 20th June 2017

As a Automotive Planner you will be responsible for ensuring that you design, plan, lead or assist in implementation of sub projects defined by the planning manager. Sub projects based on customers changing requirements in line with current demand forecasts.

Key Responsibilities in this role will include;

PFEP creation & maintenance
Market place design & change management (Capacity planning)
Freight cost saving reviews with DHL UK and EU freight teams
Inventory analysis & inventory reduction planning with JLR MP&L team
Leading Project status reviews with JLR/DHL ops teams, tracking, managing and resolving issues
Project timing planning
Best practice deployment of processes for Tri-plant
Resource modelling - manpower calculations
Identify & design operational costs savings through productivity improvements
Manipulate customer systems calculating future change requirements (Cost & space)
Direct liaison with JLR planning team (Co-ordination for model specific changes)
Planning contact & support for operations ensuring seamless introduction of projects
Contingency planning for projected plans ensuring key milestones are delivered on time
Project implementation - leading projects from ideas bank to operational handover
Model year/new model introduction
Ensuring that site AutoCAD drawings are updated and accurate
Updating project status files and presenting to JLR/DHL
Project documentation - ensuring is updated and issues escalated as required/issues resolved
Explore all options and alternative ideas for solutions
Solution design to enable future site production
Displacement planning for future model introduction
Evaluate risks and benefits of available solutions
Project implementation and documentation
Process improvement
Solution design
Data manipulation/analysis to determine future space requirement - justification presented to customer
Minimum and Maximum calculations using information from customer systems (Current WMS system in use)
Change management to internal feed systems such as delivery route balancing (SMART)
Ensure all plans develop do not infringe on any plant H&S restrictions

Seeked profile

Key skills and experience in this role will include:

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Experience of developing logical solutions
Data manipulation & database building
Project Management - using DHL DePICT
AutoCAD skills - intermediate
JLR MPL System Knowledge - Advanced
Key performance indicator development
Project workload planning & organisation
Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques
Understanding of MS Access and VB coding
2-3 years logistics industry experience
DHL DMAIC/DePICT understanding/experience
Automotive business process knowledge
Educated to high school (secondary) standard
Educated to A level or equivalent qualification
Educated to university degree level or equivalent professional

What will you get in return?

As a part of a growing DHL population you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which could include; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, childcare vouchers, retail discounts, flexible working, training, development and secondments opportunities and MANY MORE.

What you'll need to do next?

If you have a proven track record of achievement to match the requirements for this role and you are looking for your next career move, simply apply online ensuring that a full up to date CV is attached with your application.

We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.
The Company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation.

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