Job Title: Outbound Planner
Branch/Department: PnP TMS
Job Type Classification: Permanent
Location - Town / City: Johannesburg
Location - Province/Area: Gauteng
Position Overview: MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:
1. Delivering a least cost route plan via the PLATO planning tool.
2. Ensuring the least cost daily route plan is achieved operationally.
3. Updating of SAP update reports.
4. Creating of Shipments on SAP in line with PLATO plan.
5. Ensuring that the PLATO database is accurate and up to date.
6. Ensuring daily feedback from vehicle expediters and operations is input into the planning system.
7. Working together with the operations team to be 100% aware of daily operational activities which may influence planning.
8. Deliver documentation and analysis on assigned projects.
9. Ensuring that NDDs for customers are accurate.
10. Ensuring management and operational reporting is accurate and up to date.
11. Identifying continuous improvement initiatives around planning and the execution of the plan.
Questions after the interview:
At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.
Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:
- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?
These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.
If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:
- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?
If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:
- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;
The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!