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Date: 28-Aug-2021

Location: Mansfield, NTT, GB

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 26398 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-OO1 
Posting Type LI 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry


More than 25,000 people have careers with Kerry. From Food Science to Manufacturing, our jobs help nourish and delight consumers around the globe. Kerry is committed to leading to better in everything we do. We strive for better taste and nutrition, better sustainability, better career opportunities and ultimately, a better world.


Everyday millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our taste and nutrition solutions.


As the world leader in taste and nutrition, our Purpose is to Inspire Food and Nourish Life.


Our Purpose is central to The Kerry Way and serves as our guiding light on our journey to make it easier and more valuable for customers to do business with us, as we seek to make a greater, more lasting difference in the world by inspiring innovative, natural and sustainable taste and nutrition solutions for consumers, customers, the industry and the world.


Inspiring Food, Nourishing Life puts food, drink and wellbeing front and centre. Food matters. It brings people together, across cultures, countries, and generations. Food is heritage, happiness, and health. Food is family and friends. Food is life.


There’s no one quite like Kerry Foods. We’ve grown from a small farmers’ collective to a multi-billion food business - keeping hold of our ethics, spirit, and character all the way. Today, we stand as a leader in a competitive and ever-changing global market. We’re aiming to pioneer new ways to delight the tastes of tomorrow, so we know that we can never stand still. Luckily, standing still has never been our way.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Transport Planner to join the Kerry Foods team in Mansfield.


This is a Permanent Role.

Key responsibilities


Key responsibilities of the role are summarized below and are subject to change according to business needs:


  • Build and foster relationships with sites, departments, and customers to optimise delivery performance to ensure products are collected and despatched on time, and in full.
  • Timely Coordination of responses to queries from Customers, Customer Care, 3PLs and Production operations using the Supply Chain Cockpit Process.
  • Proactively manage booking of domestic and international routes ensuring ample time allowed for booking with the end customer.
  • Control of the system master data such as transit times and pallet calculations to support in the performance of all Logistics activities.
  • Update of On Time in Full (OTIF) performance reporting and corrective actions
  • Communicate any delivery discrepancy as it occurs and report any potential service failures once identified.
  • Ensure that delivery creation and communications to carriers are made on time, to meet customer specifications and site requirements
  • Coordination of Shipment document and Freight costing processes to ensure carriers invoicing is clean and accurate and delays to customer invoicing processes are not incurred.
  • Coordination of Special Transport Delivery process, whilst minimising costs incurred
  • Identify and implement Kerry Excel Savings – These are Non-Budgeted creating additional value and cost reductions for the business

Qualifications and skills


  • Demonstrable experience within a similar role within a Logistics and Manufacturing environment
  • Continuous improvement ethos
  • Passion for getting things right, and keeping them right,
  • Continuously challenging and identifying added value opportunities, and realising their value
  • Commercial understanding
  • Team spirit
  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to react and manage to changing business need
  • Strong customer focus
  • SAP Skills desirable