Paragon Planner

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Peterborough, GB, PE2 9JB

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.


Job mission:


The main scope of the role is to work within the Home Delivery Planning team to create Satellite delivery routes, whilst ensuring efficient and cost-effective results and also meet customer expectations.


Your tasks in this role:


  • Monitor workload progression across the week and manage resource levels accordingly.
  • Use Paragon Software to plan cost-effective delivery routes for the Satellite depots.
  • Liaise with depot supervisors/management to incorporate depot requirements into routes.
  • Liaise with customer support teams, home and trade, considering customer delivery requirements that affect the finished routes.
  • Monitor delivery routes using a satellite tracking feed, with a view to ensure accurate delivery arrival times are available for customers.


Measure of Success:


  • Achieve key planning KPIs (e.g. Drops per driver day and cost per drop).
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the entire planning process within depots you work with, from setting work limits to the actual completion of the routes out on to the road.
  • Proactively use this information to recommend and implement adjustments to the planning/routing process, consequently improving the KPIs achieved.


Person Specification:


  • To achieve this role, you should be self-motivated and dedicated to completing tasks as you will assume the planning responsibility for a selection of depots and will focus on their route performance.
  • You will be equally adept at working alone or as part of a team, managing planning for other depots in the absence of a team member.
  • You will have a flexible approach to working time and hours of work, as it is essential that all tasks are completed each day.
  • Good general knowledge of UK geography and road networks
  • Skilled in problem solving
  • An effective communicator with strong negotiation skills
  • Confident and proficient in use of PC and new IT applications
  • Work on own initiative
  • A strong work ethic with a flexible attitude to tasks 


Connect with us and learn more about Whirlpool Corporation 

See what it's like to work at Whirlpool by visiting Whirlpool Careers. Additional information about the company can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Job Segment: Logistics, Social Media, Supply, Operations, Marketing, Customer Service