The Transportation Planner is responsible for the daily management of the transportation needs of multiple GEODIS customers.
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ABOUT THE TEAM:
At GEODIS, we don’t just move goods through the supply chain, we are passionate about helping you move your career to the next level. As a company, our emphasis on excellence has made us a global supply chain leader, committed to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. We could not do this without our people, our GEODIANS, and a culture of transparency, inclusion, trust, and respect.
No matter what position you’re in or where you’re located across our 160+ locations in the United States, you’ll find yourself contributing to the success of some of the biggest brands in the world, all while you Keep Rising in your career.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The points below highlight the Transportation Planner duties:
Consolidates client orders into optimal load profiles and assigns carriers to loads utilizing the Transportation Management System (TMS)
Responsible for load planning, optimization, routing, and scheduling of all transportation modes
Develops and implements final stage system parameters that drive system load assignments that identify, build and book hundreds of loads per day in compliance with client routing expectations, driving financial impact to client
Responds to client needs by answering e-mails, calls, tracking and moving shipments
Serves as the daily direct point of contact for client; direct point of contact for client issues that require immediate attention
Recommends corrective action to client or executives to adjust customer complaints
From a macro level, monitors and ensures on-time pick-up and delivery based on reports provided by Transportation Sr Coordinators and Coordinators daily
Negotiates with carriers daily and makes decisions on behalf of client within individual client parameters (e.g., up to $1,000 within the lowest rate); makes best financial decision as representative for client
Expedites shipments when necessary on behalf of client
Creates, analyzes and presents financial and service reports to clients on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis; provides load exception reporting
Responsible for leading daily, weekly and monthly meetings with client and GEODIS leadership, as required
Leads carrier on-boarding calls and performance calls on behalf of client(s) to ensure carrier leadership and Operations personnel handle freight in accordance with client’s expectations
Develops materials for and leads client QBR meetings (client executives, GEODIS executives, Transportation Management groups, etc.)
Responsible for the development and execution of strategic initiatives that improve service, financial savings, efficiency, productivity, and communication to client and GEODIS
Develops cost saving opportunities in excess of at least $20,000 per assigned client per year
Works with IT implementation team to validate and improve TMS performance; assists with strategic initiatives to increase automation and efficiency
Determines work procedures related to assigned clients and ensures that the Book of SOPs is accurate; provides quarterly updates to Training Administrator
Coordinates with FAP on invoice resolution and carrier escalation
Validates and approves accrual reports provided by Central Billing Team before clients are billed each week
Provides cross-training to coordinators, senior planners and supervisors as each is expected to be able to step in and support client(s) at any given time; is cross-trained on operational responsibilities for at least two additional clients in order to support when needed
Other duties as required and assigned
What projects will you work on in this role?
You will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic initiatives that improve service, financial savings, efficiency, productivity, and communication to client and GEODIS. You will develop cost saving opportunities in excess of at least $20,000 per assigned client per year. You will work with IT implementation team to validate and improve TMS performance; assists with strategic initiatives to increase automation and efficiency
Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year university or college
Minimum 2 years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 1 year experience in customer service or coordinator role
Experience with Transportation Management Systems
Experience with optimization tools preferred
PC literate with experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access and Excel
Excellent written and oral communication skills that demonstrate a proven ability to develop relationships with a range of internal and external customers
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to multitask
We are committed to developing and retaining the best talent in the business and providing benefits that support the success of our GEODIANS.
Health, dental, and vision insurance after 30 days of employment
Access to employee perks like fitness class discounts and free access to a relaxation and meditation app
Paid maternity and paternity leave
Free financial wellness programs
Daycare discount program
Free telemedical access to doctors and therapists through First Stop Health
Hybrid and flexible workplace - our teammates work from home at least a couple of days a week.
Opportunities to volunteer and give back to your community
Access to career development, employee resource groups, and mentorship programs
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The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
 Job Duties as documented in this job description are considered "Essential Functions" and have been created by the standards of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) require that employees be able to perform "Essential Functions" of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the "Essential Functions".