Overview As a Load Planner for America's Service Line, LLC, you will be instrumental in streamlining all aspects of the freight transportation process for our drivers and partner carriers. In this job, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring all the freight from American Foods Group, LLC processing facilities are covered by America's Service Line, LLC and partner carriers.
As a Load Planner, you will:
Assume responsibility for load planning, optimization, and scheduling of all loads, focusing on all plant & cold storage facilities loads.
Be a pivotal link between our Transportation Supervisor and Driver Managers, utilizing carriers to cover all freight for American Foods Group and reporting all inbound equipment to the proper area planner.
Respond to customer and operational needs by answering e-mails, phone calls, tracking shipments, and moving shipments.
Prepare reports for internal distribution.
Provide load exception investigation and reporting.
Utilize customer or consignee website for appointments.
Coordinate with driver managers to ensure on-time delivery by estimating times of arrival and delivery and recovering loads when necessary.
Provide coverage for other team members when out of office.
Maintain working relationships with customers and co-workers to facilitate the functions of transportation.
Ensure maximum utilization of all outside carriers.
Identify and onboard new carriers based on compliance requirements when business requires.
NOTE: this description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
High school diploma or GED.
Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interface with all levels of internal and external staff.
Strong geographical knowledge of the United States.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and related tools.
Must have working knowledge of FMCSA regulations.
Experience with other applications including transportation management systems (Lean Logistics, McLeod, and Samsara).
2-3 years experience in Load Planning.
Professional email and phone etiquette.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong analytical organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to multitask.
Ability to perform as an effective team member.
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact Human Resources at the location(s) where you are applying. We participate in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law.
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