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Logistics Planner

Company: Bakemark USA
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY Utilize transportation management system (TMS) to coordinate inbound, outbound, direct-ship, and backhaul shipments.--Assure all loads are tendered in a timely manner so that all purchase and sales orders will be delivered.--Resolve and/or escalate when orders are not confirmed as tendered.--Coordinate with Purchasing, Operations, and Accounting teams to ensure purchase orders are moving through the system during creation, change, receipt, and settlement.--Monitor data concerning routing locations, carrier rates, vendor allowances, etc. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES General Management Ensure managed orders are tendered to carriers.Follow up with carriers when routed orders are not confirmed.Retender managed orders when carriers reject or do not respond to loads.Review settlement activity against tendered loads.--Maintain and keep current the data sets within TMS.Assemble and update current and possible lanes for bid to carriers.Generate documents for TMS carrier invoicing to accounting; to bill the company at the existing freight rate, so the savings may be sheltered properly.Analyze data to negotiate rates and service commitments with carriers, in order to assure the best possible service at the most reasonable rates.--Develop an understanding of buying patterns to analyze vendors and recommend consolidations of less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, from multiple suppliers to full truckload shipments.Manage logistical data in order to evaluate carriers in terms of service, rates, claims, and responsiveness to the company's needs and requests.Coordinate freight claim preparation as required.Implement new company business processes related to TMS, and uphold Company Best Practices and Work Processes.Other duties as assigned to reach Company goals---------------------- -- COMPETENCY:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies. Passion: Technical Skills -Shares expertise with others.Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.Organizational Support - Supports organization's goals and values.Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Performance: Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks. Interpersonal Skills - Keeps emotions under control; Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Partnership: Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; --Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.--Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.--Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests. Technical Skills -Shares expertise with others. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner.--Initiative: Judgement - Evaluates, selects and acts on strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. Influence - Begins actions to influence events and/or to achieve company goals. Sees opportunities for action and acts on them. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information. Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests. Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Prior Logistics and Dispatch work experience is a must.Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from accredited college or university preferred, but not required.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Organized, and detail- and goal-oriented.Able to take on additional responsibilities as needed as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance.Must have basic computer experience with Windows, including Outlook, Excel, and Word.Must be able to use time productively, efficiently, and meet challenging work goals.Must be a self-starter, with ability to work well as part of a team and independently. ---------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.--Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.--Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.--Ability to effectively present information to employees, top management, and/or public groups. --------------------------------------MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.--Ability to calculate discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, using concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.------------------------ REASONSING ABILITY Ability to define and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.--Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --COMPUTER SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to travel independently as required to customer and vendor sites, the BakeMark Corporate office and other Branch locations as needed.------------------------------------ --WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. --While performing the duties of this Job, the employee will work in . An office environment, with considerable time spent in a warehouse and/or manufacturing plant with possible exposure to moving machines and equipment.

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