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Ocean Planner

  • Zencargo
  • Full time
  • United Kingdom
  • 09/07/2021

So what exactly is Zencargo building? Shipping is the trillion-dollar industry that people rarely talk about. It’s big, complex, cumbersome and fraught with legacy; which means it’s ripe for disruption and we are uniquely positioned to capitalise on this opportunity.

With so much innovation at either end of the supply chain, you may be surprised to learn that even the most forward thinking organisations still rely on manual processes, email and excel spreadsheets to join up the dots between supply and customer demand.

Our digital platform demystifies this, by providing a central place for teams to gain deep operational and strategic insight into their supply chain. Through visibility down to the individual product level, our platform flags supply chain risks early, to allow for business leaders to react and make informed decisions. This affords our customers a level of agility previously unattainable, and in turn delivers on our mission; Make our customers’ supply chain their competitive advantage.

The combination of our vision, people and technology has placed us in Sunday Times tech track 100 ‘ones to watch’ and gained us the prestigious BIFA supply chain management award.

What you'll do

  • You will be reporting to Ocean Procurement Manager and you will support with the day to day running of the EU procurement carrier operations
  • Forecasting - Work with Data and Customer success team to manage carrier forecasts process and variances
  • Allocation Management - You will be required to manage fixed allocation for all NAC's & FAK's contract. At the same time as delivering high standard of services for our customers inline with our global carrier strategy.
  • Ocean Margin - Drive margin improvement through optimise allocations but consider end to end costs and customers requirements i.e. Free Time
  • Implementation - Support Implementation team with shipping lines contract filing and forecasting requirements
  • Escalation - Act as the single point of contact for local offices and destination team's for all carrier allocation & space issues


Must have's

• 1-3 years of experience with ocean freight procurement team or in a supply-chain role • Excellent communication, Excel, attention to detail, commercial, interpersonal, and organisational skills • Thinks customer first, willing to question and challenge the status quo • Has a mindset, if it is broken and I will fix it

Nice to have

  • BA/BS Degree


  • Competitive salary and a pension scheme
  • Internationally diverse, sociable, dynamic team with a clear vision and strategy
  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays
  • You’re free to work however you work best, including parent-friendly and flexible working hours, and working from home days. We value output over face time.
  • £500 annual self-development budget for conferences and trainings - learning is important to us
  • Maternity and paternity packages.
  • Fast paced environment with lots of room for creative freedom
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to change one of the biggest industries in the world
  • Regular company socials.
  • Weekly yoga and discounts at local gyms
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Nursery salary saving

A fair chance

Every role in the Zencargo team is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the superpowers and potential of everyone, regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other difference that makes you, you.

More than just encouraging your application, we're committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope and intend) cultivates an environment of belonging. We open our doors to those who share these motivations.

About Zencargo

Whilst shipping goods by sea, air & truck is a complex trillion dollar industry, you might be surprised to know that many of the processes that could be simplified with technology are currently done over the phone, by fax and email or even jotted down on scraps of paper....