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Title:  Transportation Planner


The Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  24487

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. 



This role provides coordination among Operations, Sales and Purchasing for inbound and outbound shipments to optimize costs.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Direct the movement of inbound, outbound, third party, CIBT & IBT products to meet customer requirements
• Schedule inbound package and bulk carriers • Schedule outbound bulk shipments
• Responsible for maximizing Univar USA private fleet utilization
• Select carriers and negotiate freight rates
• Maintain current freight rate book in UVX
• Participates in logistics planning process
• File and resolve freight claim issues
• Approve freight exceptions on freight bills and purchase orders
• Audits freight bills and approves for payment
• Makes recommendations for transportation equipment and assists in selection process


• 3-5 years Purchasing or Operations experience within Univar USA or equivalent business experience
• Outstanding organizational skills
• Strong technical skills
• Detail oriented
• Ability to work independently
• Demonstrated ability to work with people successfully.



3-5 years purchasing or operations experience with Univar USA or equivalent business experience College degree or equivalent business experience
Second Level 5 years experience and strong performance at first level required for promotion to higher grade.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston