Penske Logistics is looking for a Lead 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.
Support supervisor on process management activities and customer communication
Indirect team management responsibilities delegated by Supervisor or Account manager
Shift management responsibilities for a single customer or across customer
Requires travelling to be on Penske or customer on-site locations
Run metrics and measures to manage process controls
Train the team on load planning activities and update SOP periodically
Plan and optimize shipments into loads using Penske's Transportation Management System
-Tender freight requirements to 3rd Party Carriers
Maintain Transportation Management systems
Respond to internal and external customer inquiries
Act as first/second level escalation for customer inquiries
Works with Operations Managers to ensure customer expectations are met
Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor
Stay current on the customer's industry
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred (Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management / Logistics in lieu of industry experience is preferred)
Experience in Logistics Services including warehouse, distribution, or supply chain management is preferred
Transportation Management experience preferred
Previous Load Planning experience preferred
Candidate should possess problem solving skills and ability to communicate solutions.
Ability to work with team and support team needs
Ability to prioritize customer and business needs and drive customer delight
Excellent communication, organizational & PC skills (including Microsoft Office products).
Attention to detail & accuracy
Ability to learn quickly and multi-task
Sense of urgency & ability to understand customer requirements
-Ability to work First, Second and Third Shift as needed. Flexibility with scheduling required.
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.
-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, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit http://www.penskelogistics.com/ to learn more.
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