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Job Title: Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: High Wycombe
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 664893
Job Published: November 12, 2019 11:03

Job Description

Do you have experience of working as a Planner, but you’re looking for a bigger and more challenging role? If so this is for you!

As a Planner at Costa Express, you’ll plan for Brand Standards team, including audits, installation training, post-install visits and brand standards visits.  You’ll provide a world-class Costa Express experience to partners, customers and operational teams, working to and exceeding service level agreements (SLAs).  You’ll deliver exemplary customer service to all partners, customers and operational teams. 


In Costa Express innovation is key to our business and this is all about adapting to consumer demands and giving the customer a product, they didn’t even know they needed. It's a real diverse mix, from mastering our coffee recipes, to thinking about what the next machine will look like.  We are always asking how we can do better in our fast-paced and growing business, so our teams need to work at pace, with a flair for fun and innovation. In Costa Coffee we believe in great coffee for everyone… and we mean everyone! We want to become the world’s most loved coffee brand. We like to keep it simple and inclusive so there’s no pretension, no elitism and very few dos and don’ts.

Maybe it’s because we’re so passionate about coffee, but we really value a feeling of warmth in our teams and in our communities. We encourage trust, and empower our teams to feel supported and make their own decisions. And we love a can-do attitude, boldness and the courage to create positive change.


Who we’re looking for

You’ve previous planning experience, with strong customer service.  You’re used to working in a fast-paced environment, with an ability to adapt to changing priorities.  You’ve excellent communication skills, (a strong influencer) able to interact with colleagues, customers and partners of all levels.  You’re a creative thinker with the ability to identify innovative business solutions and get them implemented. You’re a team player with a can-do attitude and hold a pro-active approach to problem solving.  You can see opportunities for efficiency improvement and more productive ways of working. Lastly, you’re adaptable and flexible to work outside core hours and cover 1 weekend in 3.


What you’ll be doing

You’ll have accountability for the planning and scheduling of a Field Region in entirety – utilising the current Costa Express Service Management System and covering all pre-planned works for FSEs.  This means you’ll ensure all jobs are planned with geographical efficiency and employ methods of continuous review and improvement in liaison with the relevant STMs.  You’ll support and collaborate within project work streams where appropriate, representing the planning function.  You’ll drive a ‘One Team’ culture through role modelling and actively seeking partnerships between field-based and support centre colleagues. And if all that wasn’t enough, you’ll also…

Drive and deliver UK operations initiatives and projects, ensuring these are cascaded and/or trained on a timely basis
Ensure that the field team’s working days are optimised and efficiencies achieved to SLAs
Work in close conjunction with the STMs and Brand Standards Team Leaders to review and plan all live work as appropriate, to maximise efficiencies and ensure field staff are fully maximised on a daily basis
Take ownership for the regional administration of the chosen vehicle tracking tool, ensuring all vehicle administration details are current 
Support all field teams with attendance at all off-site regional meetings
Accurately produce all daily/weekly/ monthly reporting as required by the business

What we want to give you

Competitive Salary
Join the Costa Pension Scheme
BUPA Healthcare
25% discount off Costa Coffee – but free when you’re working of course!
Incentives, bonus, development and career opportunities

Working for Costa is about knowing what we stand for, standing out from the crowd, and not taking ourselves too seriously.


#nowisthemoment to apply.

Job ref:

11 Nov 2019

Applications close:
29 Nov 2019

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