The Planner is accountable for planning customer orders, maximizing company assets, servicing the customer’s expectations, and maintaining federal requirements.
High School Diploma or G.E.D., and a minimum of three (3) years previous transportation / logistics experience required. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree specializing in transportation preferred. MS office skills required. Previous experience optimizing freight movements utilizing optimization software preferred. Geographic knowledge of Midwest.
Route and sequence orders for delivery, assuring optimum effectiveness and efficiency to meet changing business needs,
Effectively integrate new customers and routes into established business.
Analyze cost efficiency of existing route configurations on an ongoing basis implementing efficiencies where appropriate.
Integrate 3rd party business.
Communicate with customers/sales as needed to assure optimum service levels.
Maintain software databases to support route picking, trailer/tractor tracking, and order processing.
Communicate and work as part of a team with other KeHE groups both inside and outside of Transportation to meet company objectives.
Coordinate and work with warehouse management to balance picking volume and address any Transportation driven issues.
Coach, train, and evaluate drivers . Address and resolve driver –related incidents.
Understand what is needed to maintain a safe driver environment
Demonstrated ability to maintain high levels of accuracy and assure compliance with company and other applicable policies and procedures.
Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:
Must have a fundamental knowledge of transportation and routing, strong interpersonal skills, and be customer focused. Must be analytical, results-oriented, self-directed, and have excellent time management skills. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to identify and resolve conflicts as well as improve processes. Excellent problem solving, and strong research skills required.
Employee-owned KeHE distributes specialty, gourmet, natural and organic, kosher, and ethnic foods to over 12,000 retail customers in 49...