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Penske Truck Leasing: Load Planner (Supply Chain/Logistics)

Penske Truck Leasing

This is a Full-time position in Nazareth, PA posted November 20, 2020.

Description:POSITION SUMMARY:Penske Logistics is looking for a Load Planner at our Reading, PA 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.SHIFT:Monday thru Friday 9:00am 6:00pmMAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Process customer orders, plan & optimize shipments intoloads, tender freight to third-party carriersUpdate Transportation Management System with current shipment information.

Provide detailed instruction to various customers & associates from other shifts by phone and e-mailProvide visibility to management and the customer by tracking, process over-sight, auditing, researching and troubleshooting operational issues or functions.

Complete daily logs and trackersHandle rate negotiations with carriers on a spot rate basis Identify cost savings opportunities for the customerCoordinates with carriers to ensure on-time delivery by tracking trucks for pick-up, estimating times of arrival and delivery, and recovering loads when necessaryProvides load exception investigation and reportingWeighs alternative financial decisions before taking actionOther projects and tasks as assigned by supervisorQualifications:JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor?s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferredTwo (2) plus years of experience in Transportation/Supply Chain preferredAbility to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations in a fast paced environmentExcellent problem solving and analytical skillsAdvanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook requiredStrong customer focusAbility to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers as well as Penske associatesAbility to adapt in a dynamic environmentStrong organizational skillsStrong written and verbal communication skillsMust be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platformsAbility to work First, Second and Third Shift as needed.

Flexibility with scheduling required.Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location requiredPhysical 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer.About Penske LogisticsPenske 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.Work Locations: 100 Kachel Boulevard Reading, PA 19607Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-ReadingZip: 19607Job: Logistics/Supply ChainPenske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply ChainReq ID: 2009997