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At CEVA we believe that logistics is a people business, and our people are passionate and committed. They fully understand supply chain excellence and live and breathe it every day. There are over 56,000 of us around the world, we are collaborative and enthusiastic about our work and the value we deliver to our customers.

We are a full service transportation and logistics company with freight management and contract logistics operations spanning 1,000 locations in 160 countries. It’s an exciting time at CEVA and even more so within our UK, Ireland and Nordics cluster. Our teams are focussed on delivering a new level of supply chain and freight management expertise. Many of the world’s best-known brands count on CEVA to serve their markets - so why wouldn’t you join our team?!

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Planning Manager

Job Description: 

At CEVA, we believe that logistics is a people business, that’s why we create an environment of trust and team spirit - we encourage initiative and we empower our talent to grow in their careers.  We are supply chain experts and live and breathe it every day. We offer a broad range of services in Contract Logistics, Air, Ocean and Ground management thanks to our 78,000 employees, operating in more than 160 countries. At CEVA, we are passionate about our work and the value we deliver to our customers and as a company, we are growing at a fast pace - do you Dare to Grow with us?  



As a Planning Manager working within our operation in Kettering, you will play a key role in driving improvement across 4 customer contracts, ensuring the operational layout and systems are fit for purpose, whilst partnering with the Contract Managers to improve quality and efficiency.




Reporting into the Stock & Planning Manager, your role will be focused on creating, embedding and evolving a single labor planning tool that allows performance reporting and tracking, trend analysis, forecasting and easily identifying discrepancies that will help you to drive continuous improvement initiatives to save cost and improve quality across the site. Leading a small team of 3 Planners, you will look at ways to optimize the site setup, physically in terms of efficient layout and systematically in terms of WMS (Warehouse Management System) process flow to ensure the operational team are working as efficiently as possible.



We are looking for someone who comes with labor management experience and knowledge of resource modelling, ideally from a stock, inventory or planning background, who has also managed their own planning team.


You will need to be a confident WMS user with experience interrogating and optimizing the system in order to analyse key operational data, and be an advanced user of Microsoft packages especially excel and powerpoint.


Although a lot of your time will be spent working with systems and data, you will have a responsibility to communicate and present back to customers and the operational team, therefore you’ll need fantastic interpersonal skills and be confident interacting with people at all levels.  




With a genuine culture of reward and recognition, we want our employees to grow, develop and be part of our journey. We offer a benefits package that includes competitive annual leave entitlement with a fantastic holiday buy scheme, pension and life assurance along with access to an employee benefits platform that offers discounts on gym memberships and money off vouchers for a diverse range of retail, travel and hospitality brands. There’s no doubt that you will be compensated for your hard work and commitment so if you’d like to work for one of the top Logistics providers in the world then please do get in touch to find your next role.




We value your professional and personal growth. That’s why we share plenty of career opportunities for you to thrive within CEVA. Join CEVA for a challenging career.


CEVA Logistics UK&I is committed to attracting, acquiring and retaining the best possible candidates  in an equal and inclusive way that is consistent with employment legislation and best practice. We aim to select the best available person for  every vacancy irrespective of age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, political beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and marital or civil partnership status.
Please note that candidates will be subject to the necessary right to work checks for the UK and Ireland. 

up to £34,000 per annum

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