Planning Manager BLUP68201

Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Competitive Salary
23 Jul 2018
20 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

Manheim is the world’s largest automotive services company and, through its unparalleled range of products and services, drives every stage of the used vehicle lifecycle. A subsidiary of Atlanta based Cox Enterprises, one of the world’s leading media companies and providers of automotive services, Manheim handles nearly 10 million used vehicles worldwide, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value. In the UK, we provide a national physical and on-line auction network, comprising 16 centres.

We also provide vehicle inspection, repair, reconditioning and pre-sale preparation; transport; logistics; full defleet management and outsourced end-of-contract administration. In addition, Manheim is the UK’s leading automotive digital marketing specialist providing retail marketing and specialist web marketing support to more than 85% of the Top 200 UK dealer groups.

About the Role

Manheim offers complete remarketing services, from the return of lease vehicles to aftersales services and beyond. Manheim Inspection Services are at the front end of the remarketing process, facilitating inspect & collect services for the largest leasing companies in the automotive industry.

Joining us as Planning Manager, you will oversee the scheduling/planning department; ensuring the collection and delivery of vehicles are within customer specified SLA’s. Coordinating the deployment of flexible resource (Inspectors, Drivers and vehicles), you will control a pool of vehicle fleet and effective pre-positioning of assets around the network to meet forecasted business demand and order and off hire rental cars and agency drivers, keeping daily hires to a minimum. You will also look to reduce the agency spend and keep to the lowest cost for necessary agency use.

About You

We’re looking for a highly organised individual who has proven supervisory/managerial experience, preferably gained in the automotive industry. Experience of a role marshalled by tight deadlines and strict SLA’s would be an advantage.

You will have good commercial focus, experience working within a complex business and planning role and experience creating creative movement and planning schedules.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.