Penske Bilingual Load Planner (Supply Chain/Logistics) in Valcourt, Canada

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Penske Logistics is looking for a Load Planner at our location 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 coordinates all processes and functions of load planning and freight movement.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process customer orders, plan & optimize shipments, tender freight to third-party carriers and freight forwarder

  • Update the transport tracking tool with current shipment information.

  • Provide detailed instruction to various customers & associates by phone and e-mail

  • Provide visibility to management and the customer by tracking, process over-sight, auditing, researching and troubleshooting operational issues or functions.

  • Complete daily logs and trackers

  • Handle rate negotiations with carriers on a spot rate basis

  • Identify cost savings opportunities for the customer

  • Coordinates with carriers and freight forwarders to ensure on-time delivery by tracking loads for pick-up, estimating times of arrival and delivery, and recovering loads when necessary

  • Provides load exception investigation and reporting

  • Weighs alternative financial decisions before taking action

  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred

  • Two (2) plus years of experience in Transportation/Supply Chain preferred, ideally in an international environment

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations in a fast paced environment

  • Good knowledge of incoterms will be an asset

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required

  • Strong customer focus

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers as well as Penske associates

  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platforms

  • Flexibility with scheduling required.

  • 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 a Penske employment application, submit to a reference verification (to include past employment and education) are 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.

Key Words: Supply Chain; Transportation Management; 3PL; Logistics

Work Locations: 565 Rue De La Montagne Valcourt, QC J0E 2L0

Primary Location: Canada-Quebec-Valcourt

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 1807025