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Planning Specialist, Freightliner Middle East

Location: Saudi Arabia
Closing Date: 15th February 2017

This role represents an exciting opportunity to work overseas as part of Freightliner KSA. This will be a secondment of 3 years to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The role of Planning Specialist will work within SAR’s Mineral & Cargo Business Unit in SAR HQ – Riyadh.

Key responsibilities:

  • To provide rail expertise to SAR in the field of resource management & performance management
  • To analyse performance and resource data to deliver SAR corporate objectives through ensuring sufficient resources to meet commercial activity
  • Effective resource management to improve utilisation / drive down unit cost
  • Continually seek improvement in operations
  • To assist in the development through coaching / mentoring and structured learning methodology for the Saudi Nationals working within the Mineral & Cargo Business Unit

Principle activities and accountabilities:

  • Mapping resource requirements to the Train Plan (current and future) – develop resource diagrams to meet the Train Plan & to develop diagramming principles through identifying most applicable Staff Terms & Conditions to maximise efficiencies
  • Reviewing Mineral & Cargo resource allocation process – to develop rostering principles, best practise, assess / review and manage implementation of the necessary tools (software) to achieve this goal
  • Manage, produce and analyse resource management data & Performance KPI’s to identify trends (adverse or beneficial) to create ‘added-value’ for SAR
  • To take responsibility (as part of a team) to assign train performance delays; manage resolution (correct attribution) internally

Key Attributes

  • The successful candidate must have a good understanding and demonstrate experience of Railway Planning & Resource Management Principles
  • The candidate will need strong analytical skills – with the ability to produce and effectively represent data to enable informed decision making
  • Be willing to work collaboratively – as part of team and willing to share knowledge to develop colleagues, adapt to & implement best practise to different operating principles

This is an ideal opportunity to gain international experience while using your skills and experience to develop and deliver rail freight operations within a developing and significant rail project in KSA.You will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Freightliner is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Please note the company operates a strict drugs and alcohol policy.

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