Senior Transport Optimiser

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  • Sector:

    Supply Chain & Operations, Transport & Logistics

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £31,000 depending on experience + potential bonus + fantastic benefits

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs

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  • Client:


York, YN, GB, YO91 1XY

Position Snapshot

Nestlé UK & Ireland


Senior Transport Optimiser

Supply Chain – Transport HUB


Salary: circa £31,000 depending on experience + potential bonus + fantastic benefits

Position Summary

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the THub team as a Senior Transport Optimiser


Two years ago, the head office in York was chosen to become the base of Nestlé’s first European Transport Hub. The Hub has responsibility for planning and executing Nestlé’s road transportation within Europe which will simplify and standardise our European transportation processes. We manage the transport of intermarket flows between Nestlé‘s European factories and distribution centres, as well as inbound raw and packaging materials from our major suppliers where opportunity arise

A day in the life of a Senior Transport Optimiser


The Senior Transport Optimiser role has two  main functions:-


Firstly, you will be responsible for ensuring all demand received from our customer markets is planned correctly through the system in a timely manner and work across operational, market and continuous improvement project teams to improve flow and minimise waste in how we do this.


Secondly, you will play a key role in the onboarding of new markets and implementation of key strategic activities for the Hub. You’ll provide operational insight combined with system and process knowledge which in collaboration with our partners allow us to develop sustainable ways of working and bring these into the existing operation.


As the Senior Transport Optimiser you will be the first contact in the team to manage escalations and you’ll lead operational meetings within the team and markets using NCE methodology. 



Key responsibilities will include:-


  • Co-ordinating activities within the team to eliminate unplanned orders and drive productivity improvements through automated planning.
  • Working across market, operational and technical teams to improve data accuracy and alignment across multiple sources
  • Identifying opportunities to improve load utilisation as well supporting the ongoing activities to establish dedicated capacity routes and inbound/outbound linkage opportunities.
  • Undertake the role of being operational escalation point of contact for market planning enquiries.
  • Work with procurement and markets to support onboarding of new carriers and solutions
What will make you successful


You’ll have Logistics experience ideally with international or domestic transport operations knowledge and an understanding of Supply Chain end to end processes. You’ll be an analytical thinker, exploring KPIs and reports to drive efficiency. Your continuous improvement mind-set and problem-solving approach will be key to success in this role.


You’ll have effective communication and influencing skills along with the ability to manage stakeholders enabling you to maintain a healthy working relationship with customers within the market supply chain teams.

What you need to know


What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.


This is a full time permanent opportunity but we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to use during the recruitment process on what this could look like. We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.


The closing date for this role is 19th November 2020


We will be considering candidates as they apply and will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.



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