Distribution Scheduling Apprentice

Location: Worcester
Employer: Air Products PLC
Weekly pay: £170
Closing date: 30 September 2020
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Short description

We're looking for a self-driven and passionate team player, with a high level of problem-solving skills and attention to detail, to join our fast paced distribution scheduling team.

Full description

With approximately 16,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services.

Founded in 1940, Air Products has built a reputation for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Our passionate, talented and committed employees from a diversity of backgrounds are driven by Air Products' higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities and the world.

Distribution Scheduler:

This position is accountable for:

  • Responsibility for defined delivery schedules daily, ensuring efficiencies are maximised, whilst meeting all required service levels
  • To ensure workload is balanced across the entire resource base
  • To ensure the scheduling software is regularly maintained and all parameters and rules are accurate, also providing suggestions and resolutions for ongoing problems
  • Ensuring all telemetry accounts are monitored and deliveries planned accordingly and any technical problems are reported to the relevant person/department
  • To provide suggestions to the Resource coordinator regarding CSO and truck allocation, in line with ever changing customer requirements and altering demands of the fleet
  • To ensure CSO hours are managed closely, in line with the working time directive, and that hours are managed locally as well as across the UK ensuring resources are fully utilized and managed accordingly
  • Assist with day to day resource changes, ensuring relevant departments are communicated to and resource worksheets are maintained accurately
  • To ensure all emergency requests are answered within specified timelines and SLAs are always adhered to, reporting any potential deviation from this to the necessary authority
  • Ensuring all required daily reports are completed within a timely manner, and any actions from these reports are communicated accurately
  • To agree and coordinate new customer requests, particularly commission fill requirements, liaising with internal and external parties
  • To provide constant phone availability for Planning related requirements, including Customer Service as well as CSO's and Field Operations
  • To work additional and differing shifts at the request of the Liquid Scheduling Manager and in line with the operational needs of the business

Rates of pay & Working Pattern

Initially the working pattern will be Monday -Friday 09:00AM - 17:00PM with ½ hour lunch break, but we cover from 06:00AM -19:00PM Monday -Friday and 09:00AM - 17:00PM on weekends so as things progress there would potentially be the requirement to cover on occasion.

Salary year 1 - NMW National Minimum Wage dependent on age.*

Year 2 and 3 - will be at NLW National Living Wage.

Applicants will be required to undergo an Assessment Interview with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

The employer reserves the right to close this vacancy early should a suitable candidate be identified prior to the published closing date

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