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Title:  District Transportation Planner

Location: 

Bedford Park, IL, US, 60501

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  25104

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 
 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 

 

 

 

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the inbound and outbound planning of logistics requirements in support of safe, efficient, and effective Transportation load optimization and distribution within the District’s supply chain.  Conducts the execution of the transportation order conversion process, freight tendering, (freight) mode selection, load optimization, and dispatch planning within the Transportation department. Identifies and develops recommendations for process improvements, SAPTM enhancements that increase the effectiveness of the freight order conversion process.

 

Key Deliverables:

Freight Order Conversion Process (70% of time spent)

  • Responsible for planning transportation movements in the district branches including but not limited to (shuttles, IBTs, outbound orders, bulk/mini-bulk, inbound fleet movements, etc.…)
  • Effectively communicates with internal stakeholders (Commercial teams, Planners, CSR’s, etc.) in a timely fashion and pleasant demeaner to work toward common goal of servicing our customers.
  • Addresses and recommends alternatives for all inbound and 3rd party logistic expediting requirements for Purchasing and Sales.
  • Direct the movement of inbound, outbound, third party, CIBT & IBT products to meet customer requirements
  • Assist with the scheduling inbound & outbound package and bulk carriers to include communicating/arranging pick-up dates with common carriers
  • Orders and Approves SPOT (Short Order Leadtime) Transportation capacity
  • Work with local branches daily for capacity planning and special requirements

 

Freight Lane Audit and Compliance (20% of time spent)

  • File and resolve freight claim issues
  • Assist with Freight settlements:
    • Approve freight exceptions on freight bills and purchase orders
    • Audits freight bills and approves for payment

 

Quality & Improvement (10% of time spent)

  • Makes recommendations for transportation equipment and assists in selection process
  • Assists in responding to all District Transportation quality and customer service requirements and determines appropriate actions to include in-transit visibility
  • Interprets company policy and ensure consistent application.
  • Provides input to management regarding transportation operating efficiency leveraging the TMS, in coordination with district and branch management, to improve cost or service
  • Maintain customer specific data in TMS

 

Other Duties

  • Performs other related duties as required or requested.

 

Key Stakeholders:

This role may interact with the following individuals / teams:

  • Transportation Planning Supervisor
  • Regional Logistics Manager
  • District Transportation Manager
  • Logistics Business Systems Manager
  • Manager, Logistics Procurement
  • Branch Dispatchers
  • Customer Solutions Team
  • Freight Payment Team
  • ISR’s, OSR’s, TSR’s
  • ChemCare Coordinator
  • Tank Farm Lead
  • Area Purchasing

 

Financial Responsibility: 

  • Decision Making authority for SPOT rate transactions

 

Education/Experience/Training:

  • College degree or equivalent business experience
  • >2 years of Transportation, Purchasing, or Operations experience within Univar Solutions or equivalent business experience
  • Will need to complete and become proficient in TMS training and system

 

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of Purchasing or Logistics processes and functions
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • In depth SAP and SAPTM system knowledge
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated team performer
  • High level of decision-making ability

 

Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.
 

We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.
 

Univar Solutions encourages qualified Bedford Park residents to apply for employment.


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