Despatch Planner

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  • Sector:

    Off highway

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  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Lois Weston

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  • Contact phone:

    01384 446119

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Job Title: Despatch Planner
Location: Peterborough

Job Details

A recognised leading manufacturer of industrial diesel engines is in search of a Despatch Planner to join their team in Peterborough on a contract basis until at least March 2020.

The Despatch Planning Team resides within the PEC Supply Chain Team and is responsible for arranging the collection and despatch of all customer engine and parts orders. The team operates in a fast paced environment and interacts with a number of areas across the IPSD business in order to ensure we meet the customers committed ship dates.

This position will focus on the timely management of transport arrangements for all customer orders despatched from the PEC & PSEL facilities, via various modes of transportation. The role will be mainly responsible for the adherence to customer shipping terms (Incoterms), payment terms, measurement of our committed Ship date performance and management of finished goods stock.



  • Consistent focus on accuracy whilst maintaining required velocity.
  • Intermediate Excel spreadsheet experience and the ability to manipulate data.
  • Hyper-organised, able to maintain process discipline at all times.
  • Good communication skills


  • Advanced Excel knowledge
  • Knowledge and experience of working with ERP / MRP systems.
  • Knowledge of Inco terms / International despatch & haulage processes
  • Experience of working in a high velocity environment


  • Manage Logistics and system management for despatch from Peterborough warehouse.
  • Verify despatch requirements by customer on a daily basis and ensure sales orders are aligned to best practice for optimising loads.
  • Checking engine availability, reskid requirements etc
  • Maintenance and booking of timeslots within Transwide web system.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with MPS and Account Coordinator Teams.
  • Communication with all areas of MPS to ensure 'finished' engines are available in time for their required committed ship date
  • Communication with hauliers for arranging collections.
  • Maintain professional interface between Orders Management and Despatch Team.
  • Constant and consistent communication with the Account Coordinator Teams to ensure all customer committed ship dates (CSD) are adhered to.
  • Recording of CSD (Committed Ship Date) performance
  • Production of load sheet for all collections
  • Calculation of container and trailer utilisation.
  • Full understanding and adherence to the Dangerous Goods by Air regulations.
  • Adherence to Customer Incoterms.


  • Orders Management Teams
  • Logistics Analysts
  • Freight Suppliers
  • Factory 4 Despatch Team
  • 3rd Party Logistics Service Provider
  • PEC and PSEL MPS Teams


  • Building Trust
  • Adaptability
  • Work Standards
  • Working Together
  • Building Customer Loyalty
  • Building Partnerships

If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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