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Transportation Planner

Company: Lactalis American Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionCome build your career at Lactalis, the world s largest dairy company, and a house of beloved and iconic dairy brands. We are seeking ambitious and talented candidates to join our USA Logistics team.Lactalis USA produces award-winning nutritious and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. We offer an enviable range of dairy brands including Galbani, Prsident, Kraft Natural Cheese, Cracker Barrel, Black Diamond, Parmalat, Siggi s, and Stonyfield Organic in addition to several brands imported from our affiliates in Europe. Across the United States the company has four business divisions with approximately 3,500 employees, 11 manufacturing sites and corporate offices located in New York City and Buffalo, NY, Chicago, IL, Londonderry, NH and San Fernando, CA. Lactalis USA is part of Lactalis Group, the world s largest dairy company with more than 85,500 employees worldwide, and a French family business founded in 1933 in France.Lactalis
core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT, and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you re excited about this role but your past experience doesn t align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.From your PASSION to oursThe Transportation Planner is responsible for developing and executing optimal transportation plans that deliver the best possible service at the lowest possible cost. The Transportation Planner will work closely with the Transportation flow optimization, Customer Service, and Supply Planning teams to ensure that load plans comply with the required dates. The Transportation Planner is also responsible for securing carrier capacity, and managing exemptions that may occur in the execution of a shipment.From your EXPERTISE to oursKey responsibilities for this position include:Coordinates within the Logistics department and external group departments (Customer Service, Supply Chain Planning, Warehousing, and Transportation) to balance capacity with cost and serviceConsolidates Customer, Interplant, and Finished Goods Purchase Orders into optimal load profiles and assigns carriers to loadsCoordinates activities with Lactalis carriers to ensure that on-time performance is achieved.Transportation Planners must have a good grasp of technology and utilization of software as responsibilities will include navigating through multiple systemsTransportation Planner works closely with Logistics Management to identify transportation improvement opportunitiesPrepares reports and completes analysis as requested.Keeps key internal and external customers informed of plan status and any exceptions that cause a deviation from planned datesBecome a subject matter expert for all consignees within their assigned responsibilities. This includes location details, receiving hours, general ordering patterns, and other pertinent information necessary to provide an excellent level of customerservice.Uses the best judgment and has the authority to negotiate financial commitments with carriers, lumpers, and regional warehouses.Maintain effective working relationships with carriers, ensuring proper communication and data maintenance of service, quality, and cost items between Lactalis and the carrier.Manage deliveries ensuring that the company obtains the most efficient routing and freight rates after comparing and evaluating possible options and making a decision after the various possibilities have been considered.Manages delivery exceptions related to service and over/short/damaged, while freight is in transit or at the time of delivery. Coordinates solutions to in-transit service failures between carriers, customers, Quality, Customer Service, and Sales.The Transportation team is staffed 7 days a week and will be scheduled accordingly.Travel and/or extended or off work, on-call hours may be required.This description reflects management s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.To fulfill these responsibilities, tools such as a computer, phone, and/or allowance(s) may be provided.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these Essential Duties and Responsibilities.RequirementsFrom your STORY to oursQualified applicants will contribute the following:ExperienceAt least 2 years experience within Logistics / Transportation (appointments, high volume customer interaction) or related distribution experienceTransportation Dispatch (coordination with carriers). Manual experience is acceptable, the use of systemic tools is preferred.Specialized KnowledgeKnowledge of the United States geography and awareness of transportation and/or warehouse operations is of benefit.Skills/AbilitiesIntermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel.Excellent verbal communication skills and experience with customer interactions via phone/email are required.EducationA minimum of a High School DiplomaA post-secondary education is strongly preferred.

Keywords: Lactalis American Group, Buffalo , Transportation Planner, Professions , Buffalo, New York

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