TRANSPORTATION PLANNER

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Job Family: Logistics
Updated At: 2020-03-24

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • The scope and responsibilities of the role is to execute and optimize transport, considering cost, service (lead time requirements) and other planning parameters
  •  Utilizes various transportation software systems to facilitate material movement, planning and scheduling, understands different planning techniques including load planning tools
  • Prepares and updates weekly logistics schedule to ensure on time deliveries to customers locations and coordinates product pick up  with suppliers.
  • Track and trace cargo in transit until POD. 
  • Communicates shipments status to Logistics, Product lines and Sales organizations as required.
  • Works closely with transport service providers to assure efficient and effective execution of processes, assists in obtaining necessary transport permits and codes and prepares proper transportation paperwork.
  • Supports the development and implementation of improved logistics processes and systems  
  • Interact with Customer Service team for optimum load selection and communicate any potential issues affecting pickup and/or delivery.
  • Establish route guide and work on rationalization of carriers.
  • Work with sourcing on pricing for high volume lanes
  •  Receive and audit freight invoices
  • Monitor carriers scorecards
  •  Proactively engage internal and external customers to address concerns and complaints when linked with poor performance either in terms of schedule or quality of customer service, condition of equipment
  • Understand how business and market are evolving to ensure that logistics routing solutions effectively (time/cost) are supporting customer needs
  • Manage freight claims

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Oil and Gas with focus on US domestic transportation planning and executing shipments
  • Able to be on call at nights and on weekends as needed
  • Familiar with MS office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Familiar with using a Transportation Management System (TMS)

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS

  • Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required
  •  Experience in production scheduling, distribution, materials and inventory planning a plus.
  • Experience on freight settlement
  • Local transport market knowledge including equipment, port and airport operations as well as relevant restrictions and regulations and legislation
  • Carrier operating model knowledge
  • Capable of managing and prioritizing multiple time sensitive tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers
  • Knowledge of Department Of Transportation rules and regulations a plus
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience in working with advanced TMS platforms, and JDE preferred
  • Ability to work independently with a sense of urgency

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