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Title:  Transportation Planning Supervisor


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  24783

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:

Manages the regional inbound and outbound planning of logistics requirements in support of efficient and effective Transportation load optimization and distribution within the supply chain. Supervises and manages the activities of 6 or more District Transportation Planners within a region.



  • Successful of execution of the transportation order conversion process, freight tendering, (freight) mode selection, load optimization, and dispatch planning for multiple District Transportation Planners.
  • Identifies and develops recommendations for process improvements, SAPTM enhancements that increase the effectiveness of the freight order conversion process, and training of best practices for assigned District Transportation Planners.
  • Freight Order Conversion Process
  • Supervises the planning of transportation movements in the district branches including but not limited to (shuttles, IBTs, outbound orders, bulk/mini-bulk, inbound fleet movements, etc.…)
  • Monitors and directs the coverage of all open Freight Orders to ensure optimization is conducted and capacity is covered daily
  • Manages and optimizes DTP workflow within the region to ensure all districts are adequately staffed and covered for transportation planning activities 
  • Executes the role of DTP in coverage situations  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 
  • Schedule inbound & outbound package and bulk carriers
  • Orders and Approves SPOT (Short Order Leadtime) Transportation capacity
  • Purchase orders
  • Audits freight bills and approves for payment Quality & Improvement • 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 



Supervises and manages the activities of 6 or more District Transportation Planners within a region

Maintain customer specific data in Transportation Management System (TMS)



3-5 years transportation experience with Univar Solutions or equivalent business experience

College degree preferred and specialized



- Knowledge of Purchasing or Logistics processes and functions required

- Strong technical skills

- SAP TM system knowledge

- Strong communication skills

- Demonstrated team performer

- High level of decision-making ability

- Outstanding organizational skills

- Maintain customer specific data in TMS


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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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