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Distribution Planner Route Planner

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Montana Resourcing






East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa


Engineering, Government, Planning




Three excellent opportunities exist for innovative transport distribution planners,( completed Logistics Diploma, Logistics Hons/Transport Economics) with exposure to business analysis and transport planning, optimisation and vehicle routing and scheduling with a proven ability to communicate  effectively with potentially difficult  customers .

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Deliver least cost routing plan using Plato/ similar TMS software and ensure route plan is achieved 
  • Maintain PLATO database and input feedback form expeditors to the planning system
  • Liase with operational staff re operational activities that may affect planning
  • Continuous monitoring of actual vs. planned performance through all functions in order to quickly respond to changes in the system that requires changes to the tactical plan.
  • Deliver documentation and analysis on assigned projects 
  • Daily operational and management reporting that is accurate and up to date
  • Present base cost on savings and keep the base case put o date
  • identify continuous  improvement initiative around the planning and pal execution
  •  Must be willing to work shifts
  • This is a demanding job, not suited to the faint hearted. On the upside, your experience and credibility will be unmatched for future growth  and opportunities for promotion into ops or consulting is a given.

Ideally you have the following:
  • Completed matric  and relevant tertiary university education e.g. Diploma or BCom Logistics ( Hons)/Transport Economics plus
  • Minimum of 24 months  operational transport and distribution planning experience in a fast paced and demanding  FMCG distribution planning environment using software generated route plans
  • Any experience with any routing tools: Plato, Roadshow, Opsi,Optima, Routelogix, Flo etc is an advantage
  • Indepth knowledge and competency on the system is necessary for problem solving and root cause analysis
  •  Excellent MS Office and Excel 
  • High  level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience in implementing improvements and upgrading existing 
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written
  • Customer centric yet assertive communication style
  • High energy and tenacity is essential

Interviewing now.