Planning & Logistics Manager (Mat Cover)

Operations Banbury Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

The Planning & Logistics Manager leads the Planning & Logistics team. The role has a primary interface with central supply chain organization and has full accountability to schedule and deliver the plan, according to Planning and own end to end key business processes. Direct responsibility for right service levels and inventory levels.

Responsibilities / Key activities


  • Delivers excellent results within the area through engaged leadership and coaching. Drives a culture of engagement and develops capabilities
  • Builds an excellent and effective team
  • Delivers the long-term vision for the area and establishes the right plan to reach it
  • Defines priorities for the area and delivers projects resourced appropriately against critical business needs
  • Leads and role models output of Manufacturing Operating System (MOS) supporting roll out and further development with hands approach by leading the Flow Pillar

Delivery & Cost:

  • Has clear understanding and accountability of costs and performance criteria delivering the Annual Operations Plan - AOP to ultimately deliver the Value Creation Plan – VCP
  • Collaborates with the Leadership Teams to drive overall performance of the site, such as planning, labour, management/efficiency and production
  • Supports the production teams to continuously improve the use of resources (including materials, labour, equipment) to meet production schedules, customer demand and standards according to the Compelling Business Need - CBN
  • Manages planning & control schedules and material requirements for a controlled flow of approved materials which ensure an uninterrupted production of goods
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends best in class changes to production processes, systems, technology or equipment to enhance organization production capabilities
  • Delivers key initiatives (operational projects) to both internal and external customers per the demand plan with targeted quality/time/cost following initiative management processes
  • Owns a clear operating strategy for the plant by defining maximum flexibility, balancing service, inventory and cost. Defines the required improvement steps, to optimize these results
  • Ensures master data is aligned to business needs
  • Updates relevant information, tracking and reporting systems



  • University degree, or equivalent


Must have:

  • Significant experience in an Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics, Manufacturing environment (preferably in Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
  • Significant leadership background with strong focus on developing teams
  • Supply chain management experience
  • Extensive MS Office skills (Excel is critical)
  • International and\or cross-functional exposure and collaboration

Additional Information

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, with a portfolio available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets and over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Tassimo, Jacobs, Senseo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.