Title:  Finished Vehicle Logistics Planner


Hethel, GB

Department:  Outbound Logistics
Date:  25 May 2023

Lotus Cars is based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK, and is the global headquarter for sports car and hypercar manufacturing operations, the Lotus Advanced Performance Centre and the iconic 2.2-mile test track.


Lotus builds world-class high-performance cars, born out of legendary success on the racetrack including 13 FIA Formula 1 world titles and many other championship honours. In July 2021 Lotus unveiled the all-new Lotus Emira, its last petrol-powered sports car and best-of-breed, and in July 2019 it launched the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar.


The latest new model from Lotus is the Eletre. Unveiled in March 2022, it has the soul of a sports car and the usability of an SUV. It is pure electric, and represents a clear vision of the future ambition of the company.


Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive consultancy services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. It is internationally recognised for its long-standing contribution to ground-breaking engineering and innovative vehicle development. Its expertise extends beyond automotive; in August 2021 a Lotus Engineering-developed track bike helped Team GB’s cyclists win seven medals, including three golds, at the Tokyo Olympics. An international consultancy with offices around the world, Lotus Engineering is headquartered at the Lotus Advanced Technology Centre on the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus in the UK.


Lotus Tech is the global ‘intelligent technology’ division based in Wuhan, China. Its role is to accelerate innovation in the fields of batteries and energy management, electric motors, electronic control systems, intelligent driving, intelligent manufacturing and many more. Lotus Tech is overseeing the manufacture of a range of premium Lotus lifestyle electric vehicles in Wuhan starting in 2022. European operations are based at Lotus Tech Creative Centre, a state-of-the-art design studio in Coventry, UK, and Lotus Tech Innovation Centre, a world-class engineering facility in Raunheim, Germany.


The ongoing transformation of Lotus, from a UK sports car company to a global performance car business and brand, is laid out in the company’s Vision80 strategy. It states what Lotus will be in 2028 when we celebrate our 80th anniversary. We welcome talented, creative and motivated people to join us on our journey. More information on working at Lotus, Vision80 and the exciting, electrified future of Lotus can be found at https://uslot.lotuscars.com


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Finished Vehicle Logistics Planner - Hethel

To complete all necessary administrative duties required to support and enable the distribution of Finished Vehicles from Hethel to customer desitnations in UK, European and global markets. Includes all necessary administrative activity necessary to track spend, validate and pass invoices, order consumables, manage BPM activity, collate and report performance against KPIs and provide daily, weekly and period management reports.


To work in close liaison and cooperation with the Logistics Controller and all associated business functions and stakeholders as necessary to complete


This position is key to both the delivery of functional objectives and delivery of service excellence to our customers worldwide. It provides a solid foundation with opportunity for further progression within the Outbound Logistics, or the wider Supply team, as our Vision 80 Transformation Strategy is realised over the coming years and maintain business processes.




  • To gather and collate performance data against all on-site activities related to the receipt, storage, handling and despatch of Finished Vehicles manufactured at the Hethel manufacturing plant;
  • To monitor and maintain Management Control and Reporting Systems (MCRS) in respect to Safety, People, Quality, Cost, Responsiveness & Environment;
  • To produce and circulate performance reports providing both functional and wider business stakeholders with an accurate and transparent view of actual performance against agreed KPIs and collate variance commentary and associated imporvement plans;
  • Maintain inputs to Senioir Management meetings in accordance to published schedules, together with A3 Project Status updates, e.g new model launch programme;
  • Collate and circulate performance information provided by contracted third party logistics providers (3PLs), including remedial action plans and progress logs;
  • Provide meeting support to include scheduling, invitation control, venue booking, setting and circulation of agenda, minute/action taking and distribution.
  • To monitor and control Purchase to Pay process, to including forecasting future spend requirements, raising of BPMs, tracking of spend against Purchase Orders, invoice checking and passing and liaiuson with the finance team as necessary to ensure all protocols are adhered to and any issues resolved. 
  • Support the operational team to maintain stockholding of essential consumables and equipment, e.g. container loading straps, to ensure operational continuity.
  • Support the Logistics Controller as necessary to maintain all schedules and databases as necessary to ensure all business stakeholders have access to accurate and up to date data visibility.

Person Specification:

  • Business administration qualifications
  • Previous adminstrative experience in a business environment, with full understanding of P2P process, reporting and communication.
  • Self reliant, team working, organised, confident, assertive, strong written and verbal communicator, problem solver ' can do' approach. 
  • IT literate with minimum intermediate MS Office Skills including Excel Pivot Tables, Lookups and Strong Word and Powerpoint capabilities.
  • Industrial / manufacturing environmen
  • Engaging and socially skilled personality; confident and capable to communicate with all levels throughout the business
  • Pursuasive, influencing skills
  • Intermediate Excel Skills (Look-ups, Compare Sheets to book transport).



The Lotus Headquarters is located in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. We also have subsidiaries in Malaysia, China and United States of America, which can provide opportunities for travel.

A career at Lotus brings with it a range of benefits you would expect from a large premium brand employer, including:

•               Company pension scheme

•               25 days annual leave plus public holidays

•               Private medical insurance

•               Life assurance

•               Childcare vouchers

•               Range of corporate discounts

•               Social club and events

                  EV Car Lease Scheme after 12 months tenure.


If you want to accelerate your career - APPLY NOW!!!



We offer you all the advantages of working for a prestigious high-tech automotive company. You will find a purpose-built facility, with all the tools and equipment you need to do an outstanding job. You will benefit from our fast-paced learning environment and our track record in designing and manufacturing thoroughbred sports cars over the last seven decades.

Our benefits package includes Bonus Scheme, Pension, Health Cover and more, specifics depend on location. You can also access our exclusive Employee discount, wellbeing and recognition platform #ForUSLOT 

More information on working at Lotus,  Vision 80 and the exciting future for Lotus can be found  https://uslot.lotuscars.com