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Transport Planning Senior Specialist UK

Posted: 2018-04-11
Czech Republic, Prague
About the role:
At the heart of our dynamic global growth is a simple belief: nothing should come between incredibly talented people and an accelerated career.

That’s why we dream big. Why we look to the future, not the past. Why we value talent over title. And why we hire people that can be better than ourselves.

At AB InBev you’ll join a driven team that shares your desire to grow, your courage to challenge and commitment to act. In return, we’ll reward your achievements.

The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

Senior Transport Planning Specialist - Finished - Empty Goods UK


Responsible for the planning of all UK domestic transport orders for finished goods, Empty goods, at the best total price and the highest efficiency, taken the customer delivery date and customer requirements into account (internal and external), without  jeopardizing service level Transport and overall KPI’s

  • Regional and inbound domestic and international transport planning for UK
  • Day to day planning of all domestic transport in order to get the goods delivered on time and at the best costs
  • UK Domestic transport exception management (solving of day to day issues) to fulfill internal and external customer requirements and still delivering in time and in full
  • UK: Usage of manual planning, supported by legacy system, and the portal solution for slot management and transport confirmation via automatic call-off process
  • Working in close contact with order taking, inventory deployment and sites logistics to ensure a proper planning
  • Manage daily relationships with hauliers professionally
  • Links the transport needs with the customer order
  • Accountable for overall lowest cost and efficient transport planning for UK
  • Accountable to coordinate the internal and external transport capacity usage and availability
  • Accountable for the communication towards the hauliers to confirm transport planning and needs
  • Accountable to guarantee that call-off/slot booking in the system used within UK, is done as agreed within SLA’s
  • Accountable to ensure that the non-compliant transport is corrected and confirmed afterwards and communicated to the appropriate team
  • Accountable that transport exceptions and last minute demands are executed and managed and communicated.
  • Accountable for the evaluation of transport and Suppliers regarding service and costs
  • Serve as contact point within the team
  • Serve as a mentor to your team members
  • Serve as back up in case weekend support is needed to ensure business continuity
  • Team spirit
  • Acceptance to work within shifts and be very flexible over shifts
  • Understanding the team/company culture and goals, and act upon it
  • Acceptance to give support outside working hours if required
  • Good communication skills

About the candidate:


  • Analytical skills 
  • System approach 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Structural mindset 
  • Collaboration follow up 
  • Customer service team front office
  • Order taking team back office 
  • Inventory management team 
  • Primary warehouse network 
  • Transport team (admin- reporting) 
  • Site logistics 
  • Hauliers 


  • Domestic transport planning for minimum 2 years within a similar environment and size of FMCG company 
  • Supply chain overall, packaging and logistics knowledge 


  • Fluency in English  


  • Education level: Graduate degree preferred in Logistics, Business or related field 
  • Technical skills: Experience in MS-Excel, SAP experience, System mindset, TMS/portal experience as an advantage

About the Company
We are AB InBev. Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people, in more places. Through brands and experiences that bring people together. Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients. And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities grow. We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade, but for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come.

Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium; to the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US;  and the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. Now, with operations in over 50 countries, and our brands sold in over 100, we are truly a world leader, and our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.