Load Planner
Exel - Livonia, MI

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Responsible for coordinating and scheduling traffic with the objective of meeting prescribed service standards and execution of the procurement strategy. Requires management of carrier activity for a particular source point, region, or customer while minimizing freight cost.

Detailed Job Description

Key Accountabilities
  • Coordinate, route, and schedule inbound and/or outbound traffic to include hot or expedite requests.
  • Effectively communicate with service providers, associates, customers and other third parties via telephone, email, or in person to accomplish necessary objectives.
  • Responsible for a site or region of activity’s on time service, capacity management, and freight costs to ensure attainment of budget and service level requirements.
  • Manage delivery appointment acquisition process and daily shipping volumes for DC’s, plants, and other shipping points.
  • Ensure adherence to customer requested ship and delivery dates by scheduling loads via the appropriate and most cost effective modes. Evaluate and communicate trade offs between costs and service.
  • Optimize freight costs by consolidating orders into shipments, selecting the lowest cost/best service mode and carrier to including utilizing pool shipments and multi stop truckloads.
  • Identify, recommend, and support the implementation of corrective action or continuous improvement opportunities to include adjustments to internal and external processes, routing guide, and carrier performance.
  • Prepare and distribute reports per internal and customer requirements.
  • Monitor carrier performance out of assigned shipping points or region. Lead performance reviews and corrective action process with service providers.
  • Monitor and manage service level exceptions such as tender rejections, missed pickups/deliveries, or OS&D out of assigned shipping points.
  • Ensure data accuracy to support proper accounting and performance metrics to include activity details, costs and exception reason codes as necessary.
Job Requirements
  • 1-3 years logistics/transportation industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in project management discipline
  • Transportation background
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • PC Skills – MS Excel
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Multitasking Skills

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