Operational Planning

To efficiently deliver promises, we look across our entire transport network to improve performance, increase efficiency, perform network modelling and offer advice.

Operational Planning

Operational Planning Opportunities

Our Operational Planning team help to raise our service levels and efficiency, whilst reducing costs for clients, in three main areas:

Business Control Tower
Our new, cutting-edge Business Control Tower enables better planning, monitoring and communications. With a 24/7 real-time view of our entire network, we can respond to any changes, analyse insights, spot trends, track vehicles and ultimately, improve our service.

Transport & Network Planning
With our trailers travelling the length of the UK, we need to ensure each mile is cost efficient and well planned. Our Transport Planners and Network Analysts help to plan and roll out thousands of schedules a week, to make sure every parcel’s on time – across the country.

Network Strategy
In our newest function, we use state-of-the-art network modelling software LLamasoft to make each delivery even better. As a Network Design Analyst, Network Designer or other specialist, you’ll help to develop various models and simulations, as well as your potential.

The technical strategies, processes, technology and sheer scale of the operation make every day a wonder. Couple that with the impact your best ideas have here, you won’t be surprised to see just how many talented people have chosen to further their careers here.


Based in Hatfield (Business Control Tower and Network Strategy) or Wednesbury (Network Planning), you’ll enjoy autonomy and exposure to leading technologies. It’s a team in which everyone can contribute, and new ideas are listened to.

Your Background

To join us in Operational Planning, you’ll ideally need a background in supply chain, logistics or retail. Experience in network design and modelling and supply chain optimisation software’s is also beneficial, but not a must.

Skills & Experience

An analytical mind, eye for detail and ability to clearly present complex information will be vital. We also look for a head for numbers, the confidence to engage with stakeholders and creative problem solvers.

Rewards & Benefits

We always welcome new colleagues with an induction and introduction to your team. Plus, as part of our Operational Planning team, there’s a great benefits package that includes a pension and incentive schemes, and generous Very.co.uk discount.