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Planner of Inbound Domestic Transportation
Summary
Title:Planner of Inbound Domestic Transportation
ID:5500
Department:Transportation/Logistics
Location:Kansas City, MO (LSNA Corporate Headquarters)
Classification:Regular
Status:Full-Time
Description
Company Description
Lindt and Sprüngli (North America) Inc. is a shared services organization that supports the operating companies of the Lindt & Sprüngli family of brands headquartered in the United States.  Our company was created to help leverage the combined size, power and reach of the operating companies.  Our support includes Warehousing & Transportation services through administration of a national network of warehouses and transportation management, a large Field Sales & Merchandising force providing retail merchandising support for all US brands, an Information Technology team to support the operating companies during system upgrades and platform conversions, Procurement expertise in supply & materials sourcing, in-house Legal Counsel resources and support from the Finance team for US tax filings.


Position Summary:
The Planner of Inbound Domestic Transportation will plan and oversee all activities related to scheduling and reporting transportation movement of supplies and finished product.  The domestic inbound planner will interface with our plants, distribution centers (DCs), and transportation providers to coordinate and control product flow, as well as meet internal and external customer delivery requirements for service and cost.

Essential Functions:
  • Uses knowledge of transit time, carrier base, and cost to determine how and when to assign our refrigerated carriers to daily shipments; adjusts pickup and delivery dates as needed to fit transit schedule
  • Works with plants & customer service team to ensure product is being released and shipped in a timely manner
  • Effectively and proactively communicates with the brands, plants, DCs, carriers and customers
  • Works daily within our Transportation Management System (TMS) for scheduling, reporting, and analytics
  • Monitors carrier performance and follows up with carriers when improvements are needed
  • Approves upcharges and additional costs with carriers when needed
  • Takes on special projects and duties as assigned by management
Job Requirements - Minimum 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 Leadership management experience
  • Working knowledge of Transportation Management System (TMS)
  • Experience in refrigerated transportation, both private fleet and truckload
  • Experience in less-than-truckload transportation
  • Ability to prioritize and organize assignments
  • Strong analytical skills

Benefits Information
Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, bonus program, generous health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, vision, and other ancillary offerings.   In addition, we have a retirement savings 401K plan, 10 paid holidays, paid personal time off, and generous discounts on our delicious products!  

Employment by Lindt & Sprüngli (North America) Inc. 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) Inc. is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer. Principals only please.


 
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