Penske Lead Load Planner (Logistics) in Brockville, Ontario
Penske Logistics is looking for a Lead Load Planner to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is self-motivated, has strong analytical and computer skills, strong attention to detail and is enthusiastic to work in a customer-centric environment. This position is responsible for performing scheduling services and load management activities that support and facilitate inbound and outbound shipments. This position interfaces with multiple people at a plant and will play in an integral part in achieving the customer’s goals and objectives.
Attend daily/weekly/monthly planning/production meetings in support of logistics
Support Penske management with process improvement activities and customer communication
Update Transportation Management System with current shipment information
Work in customer ERP system as necessary to process orders
Process customer orders, plan & optimize shipments into loads, tender freight to third-party carriers
Work directly with 3 rd party bulk carriers on scheduling changes and approve accessorial activities
Provide detailed work instruction to various associates and from other departments / shifts to ensure delegation of duties during shift change
Respond to internal and external customer inquiries
Provide visibility to management and the customer by tracking, process over-sight, auditing, researching and troubleshooting operational issues or functions
Act as first/second level escalation for customer inquiries
Provides load exception investigation and reporting
Identify cost savings opportunities for the customer and participate in value projects, including implementation on-site
Best practice sharing amongst all sites
Works with Operations Managers to ensure customer expectations are met
This position supports the day shift
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred (Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management / Logistics in lieu of industry experience is preferred)
Experience in Logistics Services including distribution, or supply chain management is preferred
Transportation Management and previous load planning experience preferred
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations in a fast paced environment
Candidate should possess problem solving skills and ability to communicate solutions.
Ability to work independently as an on-site representative working with support teams at the central control tower
Ability to prioritize customer and business needs and drive customer delight
Excellent communication, organizational & PC skills (including Microsoft Office products).
Attention to detail & accuracy
Ability to learn quickly and multi-task
Sense of urgency & ability to understand customer requirements
Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, criminal history) required.
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Penske is committed to the principle of equity in employment.
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.
Work Locations: 250 Laurier Blvd Brockville, ON K6V 5V7
Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Brockville
Zip: K6V 5V7
Job: Logistics/Supply Chain
Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain
Req ID: 2002725