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Penske Lead Load Planner (Logistics) in Brockville, Ontario

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

-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

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