Transportation Planner in Mount Prospect IL

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Mizkan America
Title: 
Transportation Planner
Date: 
01/26/2022
Job ID: 
5000787178606
Location: 
Mount Prospect IL
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Demand Planning/Forecasting, Planning/Scheduling, Transportation Analyst/Mgr.

The Transportation Planner is a key member of the Supply Chain team and involved with daily operations while also linked with strategy execution, carrier development and management, and supply chain optimization initiatives. The Transportation Planner is accountable for leveraging the Mercury Gate Transportation Management system to process customer and transfer orders, optimize shipments, tender freight to carriers, and update with current shipment information.

CORE ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the inbound / outbound transportation for assigned location(s)
  • Handles all communication between internal parties and logistics provider; addresses and resolves issues to meet customer requirements and on-time delivery
  • Handles rate negotiations with carriers on a spot rate basis
  • Develop processes with the shipping facilities and carriers to develop high-level of on-time performance
  • Work closely with each carrier to monitor shipment status on a daily basis
  • Maintain accurate information for all shipments for service, cost and reporting integrity
  • Achieve targeted Individual & Team performance and savings initiatives.
  • Utilize KPI’s to measure, monitor and improve performance
  • Coordination and proactive communication of load status changes with internal / external stakeholders.
  • Setup and train carriers on TMS
  • Maintain TMS master data as needed
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three-five years prior transportation planning experience; hands-on experience with MercuryGate TMS, a PLUS.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Solid knowledge of logistics purchasing, processes, functions and terminology
  • Skilled in the areas of task management and organization, as well as strong motivation to handle challenging tasks
  • Results-Focused, Motivated, Energetic, Flexible
  • Works well independently, but also works well in a team environment
  • Experience with ERP systems, hands-on experience with SAP, a PLUS.
  • Experience negotiating rates with carriers and 3rd party logistics providers.
  • Experienced Microsoft Office user
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