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Transportation Planner
Summary
Title:Transportation Planner
ID:6473
Department:Transportation/Logistics
Location:Kansas City, MO (LSNA Corporate Headquarters)
Classification:Regular
Status:Full-Time
Description
Description

Overall responsibility for day-to-day load planning execution of multiple modes of transportation (intermodal, truckload, multi-stop, and less-than-truckload) for specific distribution/manufacturing location(s). Coordinate daily load planning across all modes of transportation, reviewing and making recommendations for operational improvements. Work with customer service, distribution centers, carriers, and planning to optimize customer service and operational efficiencies. Resolve any shipment or delivery issues with warehousing and transportation partners. Collaborate with all functions within logistics to provide performance feedback on transportation and warehouse providers.


Responsibilities
  • The qualified candidate must be able to multitask and work under a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Review shipment routing and freight costs to optimize service and cost according to published routing guide
  • Use knowledge of transit time, carrier base, and cost to determine how and when to assign our refrigerated carriers to daily shipments; adjust pickup and delivery dates as needed
  • Effectively and proactively communicate with customer service, plants/DCs, and carriers to minimize impact of late/potentially late trucks
  • Must understand financials of transportation and impact on department P&L to make effective current and future operational decisions
  • Ensure that carrier(s) follow LSNA protocols:  timely appointing, appropriate drop trailer pools, timely pick-up and delivery, timely status updates, tender acceptance rate, on-time pick up and on-time delivery
  • Work daily within our Transportation Management System (TMS) for scheduling, reporting, and analytics
  • Monitor carrier performance and follow-up with carriers when improvements are needed
  • Approve upcharges and additional costs with carriers when needed
  • Take on special projects and duties as assigned by management

TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SHOW HOW YOU MEET THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE REQUIREMENTS

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain or Logistics
  • Experience in consumer-packaged goods
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Efficient in Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications
  • Transportation/logistics management experience
  • Working knowledge of Transportation Management System (TMS)
  • Experience in refrigerated and less-than-truckload transportation
  • Ability to prioritize and organize assignments
  • Strong analytical skills

Company Description

Lindt and Sprüngli North America is a newly constituted shared services organization developed to better leverage the Lindt & Sprüngli family of brands (Lindt USA, Ghirardelli and Russell Stover Chocolates) headquartered in North America. 

Employment by Lindt & Sprüngli North America is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Lindt & Sprüngli North America is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED  employer. Principals only please.
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