Position Title: Labour Planning Manager

Company: CEVA Logistics

Location: Kettering, UK

Job Description:

Our operation in Kettering provides contract logistics services to four key clients within the consumer retail sector and we have a need for a highly focused and meticulous Labour Planning Manager.


  • Reporting into the Stock & Planning Manager, you will focus on creating, embedding, and evolving a range of labour planning tools that will allow performance reporting and tracking, trend analysis, labour forecasting and easily identify discrepancies that will help you drive continuous improvements that will save cost and improve quality across the site.
  • You work closely with contract managers to understand labour planning, scheduling and data outputs and look at ways to optimize the site setup, physically in terms of efficient layout and systematically in terms of WMS (Warehouse Management System) process flow to ensure the operational team are working as efficiently as possible.
  • You will have management responsibility for a team of 3 operational planners where you will create, sustain, and embed a culture of employee engagement and high performance.


  • To be successful in your application you will have proven experience within operational labour management and knowledge of resource modelling, ideally working within a fast-paced warehousing environment.
  • You will have proven experience of creating resource and labour planning tools, be confident in using a WMS system to extract and interpret and analyse key operational data.
  • You will have proven experience of using MS Excel at an intermediate level.
  • Although a lot of your time will be spent working with systems and data, you will have a responsibility to communicate and present back to customers and the operational team, therefore you’ll need fantastic interpersonal skills and be confident interacting with people at all levels.

About CEVA Logistics

CEVA provides world-class supply chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies across the globe. As an industry leader, CEVA offers customers complete supply chain design and implementation in contract logistics and freight management, alone or in combination. Together with CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping group and CEVA’s strategic partner, we are able to offer our customers end-to-end logistics solutions.