Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Transport Planner


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Transport Planner

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Responsible for the performance of transport activities executed by carriers. The ultimate goal is to deliver the goods in good quality to the customers at the right time and place within agreed budget. To calculate a transport plan for the physical distribution department(s), taking into account throughput times and logistic parameters, with an optimal balance between transportation costs, delivery times, warehouse levels and stock levels. Describe in one impactful sentence the bigger purpose that this role contributes to in our company.

You are responsible for

  • Creates a working environment that continuously improves the Health and Safety of workers, including identification and management of occupational risk, provision of information and training, review of performance and provision of sufficient resources to maintain an effective H&S program
  • The aim of the Transport Manager is to monitor and control the transport activities to and from a distribution center as well as liaising with related functions in the commercial, supply chain or IT organizations to improve the performance.
  • Responsible for transportation of inbound, outbound and return deliveries.
  • Establishing a carrier network that covers all requirements of a market in terms of service, lead-time and costs based on the shipping profiles of this market
  • Track and review carrier performance and ensure continuous improvement. Track and review transport costs vs budget.
  • Ensure sufficient transport capacity considering seasonality in activity levels.
  • Ensure alignment of carrier capabilities and accountabilities with the warehouse.
  • Analyze transport patterns, shipment profiles and tariff drivers to determine savings opportunities.
  • Managing the relationships with the logistics counterparts at the Commercial Organization, the Logistic Service Providers and central organizations of Supply Chain and IT in order to achieve business targets.
  • Project management of improvement projects/process harmonization.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • In depth knowledge of transport planning techniques and how to apply them in different situations.
  • Project management / Green belt training
  • Knows overall SAP-system and applications
  • Knows how to systematically draw up a route planning.
  • Consult manager and transport firms regarding trends in transport policy, and formulates suggestions for adjustments to the planning.
    Consults parties involved on shipment plan and agrees on changes in destination, costs, frequency and transport time.
  • Consults with Warehouse managers and external transport companies about materials and transport availability for long term.
  • Frequently interacts with functional peers with goal to seek cooperation, commitment or extend knowledge
  • Builds productive internal/external relationships

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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