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Company: Penske Logistics Penske Logistics
 
Job Title:

Load Planner (Supply Chain/Logistics)

Job Category: Supply Chain [ View All Supply Chain Jobs ]
Job Reference: 2406436
Job description:
Load Planner (Supply Chain/Logistics)
Reading, PA

Position Summary:

Penske Logistics is looking for a Load Planner to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is self-motivated, has strong analytical and computer skills, strong attention to detail and is enthusiastic to work in a customer-centric environment. This position coordinates all processes and functions of load planning and freight movement.

SHIFT: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Hybrid: 3 days in office , 2 days WFH (In office days Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Major Responsibilities:

Process customer orders, plan & optimize shipments into loads, tender freight to third-party carriers

Update Transportation Management System with current shipment information.

Provide detailed instruction to various customers & associates from other shifts by phone and e-mail

Provide visibility to management and the customer by tracking, process over-sight, auditing, researching and troubleshooting operational issues or functions.

Complete daily logs and trackers

Handle rate negotiations with carriers on a spot rate basis

Identify cost savings opportunities for the customer

Coordinates with carriers to ensure on-time delivery by tracking trucks for pick-up, estimating times of arrival and delivery, and recovering loads when necessary

Provides load exception investigation and reporting

Weighs alternative financial decisions before taking action

Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor



Qualifications:

Bachelor?s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred

Two (2) plus years of experience in Transportation/Supply Chain preferred

Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations in a fast paced environment

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required

Strong customer focus

Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers as well as Penske associates

Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment

Strong organizational skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Must be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platforms

Ability to work First, Second and Third Shift as needed. Flexibility with scheduling required.

Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job.

Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, criminal history, and drug screening) required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Skills: Bachelor?s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred

Two (2) plus years of experience in Transportation/Supply Chain preferred

Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations in a fast paced environment

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required

Strong customer focus

Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers as well as Penske associates

Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment

Strong organizational skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Must be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platforms
Employment type: Full Time
Salary/Wage: Unspecified
 
Other Information
 
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: Reading, PA Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code: 19607
Post date: 05/17/2024 / Viewed 93 times
 
Contact Information
Company: Penske Logistics
Contact Name: Tony Hoban
 
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