Logistics Planner I - Jackson, MI in Jackson MI

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Dawn Foods
Logistics Planner I - Jackson, MI
Job ID: 
Jackson MI
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Job Types:
Inventory Control, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.
The Logistics Planner I will be responsible for planning, monitoring, expediting, compliance, reporting, freight settlement and continuous improvement opportunities within the transportation network. The Transportation Planner will be tasked with ensuring that all day-to-day tasks within the Dawn Transportation Network are completed in an effective, efficient, and timely manner. The position will take direction from the Logistics Manager.
  • Completes daily transportation planning and execution within BluJay TMS to include expedited, special requests, and crisis management.
  • Resolves service and operational issues including but not limited to dropped loads, rejected/refused loads, transit delays and appointment scheduling.
  • Responsible for key point of contact for load status requests, ensure timely communication and updates are provided to management, customer service, customers, carriers, plants, and distribution centers.
  • Develops operational relationship with carriers, plants, distribution centers and customer service. Responds to customer and internal stakeholder inquiries.
  • Interacts with carriers on rate quotes for exception lanes.
  • Responsible for freight settlement function in BluJay TMS, review of carrier statements, blocked carrier invoice resolution and carrier inquiries regarding freight payment status.
  • Coordinates over, short, and damages (OS&D), files and resolves freight claims.
  • Drive continuous improvement through all areas of responsibility; recommend and execute strategies to improve on network efficiencies.
  • Communicates clearly and regularly with transportation providers and management regarding performance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Actively participates in the Dawn corporate culture based on the Circle of Excellence which is our commitment to achieving the highest standards for our customers, our products, and our people.
  • Internal & External. Relations with other positions and/or third parties that are involved in the performance of the position (e.g. Suppliers, Customers, Chambers, Government, etc.).

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • 1 to 2 years of relevant/recent experience within supply chain operations (transportation, logistics, sourcing, procurement, customer service) or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Subjects: Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Business, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science
  • Specialist Areas of Experience Preferred or Equivalent (Professional Designation, Certifications, etc.):
  • Transportation/Logistics Planning
  • Strong engagement and partnership skills with the ability to understand and deliver on established goals. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly in difficult or challenging situations. Working knowledge of Transportation Management Systems (BluJay/Lean TMS) preferred.
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with multiple business partners (internal and external). Experience with top tier ERP system (JDE, Oracle, SAP) required.
  • Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative; demonstrates ability to work independently. Knowledge of general supply chain concepts preferred.
  • Strong ability to plan, manage, and prioritize time/tasks effectively in a fast-paced environment and attention to detail and follow through on commitments. High-level of proficiency with computer applications included Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Specific and/or Financial Accountabilities (Budget, Revenue etc.):
  • Freight Settlement/Payment for 3rd party carriers
  • Achieve budgeted cost per pound targets
  • Office based position on fast paced work environment
  • Continuous interactions with internal and external stakeholders via phone, email, and instant messaging
  • Sitting, walking, lifting

Here at Dawn, our crisis management team is meeting regularly to assess our response to COVID-19. As part of this, we are looking at potential changes in our interview and onboarding process, as your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. We encourage you to check back frequently and know that recruiters will be in touch with candidates as needed. We appreciate your interest in becoming part of the Dawn Family and will continue to make updates as new information becomes available.

Thank you,
Dawn Recruitment Team

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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