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  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK, 73120
  • Date Posted: 2022-03-31
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Admin/Clerical
  • Req Number: 321565-en_US
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Description

Req ID: 321565 

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION: The Logistics Planner is responsible for planning, optimizing, and executing inbound and outbound shipments in support of multiple regional Tire Retread/Distribution Centers.

 

JOB SUMMARY: The Logistics Planner will perform various duties, including but not limited to, providing effective planning and coordination of freight for internal and external customers, including maximizing service and financial performance of inbound and outbound shipments. Additionally, the Logistics Planner serves as a liaison for the day to day tactical execution between distribution centers, internal and external carriers and customers.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively manage the liabilities of the Transportation P&L in an effort to reduce operational costs without sacrificing customer service
  • Utilize Transportation Management System (TMS) to ensure maximum efficiency, while achieving the highest level of customer service for all internal and external customers
  • Autonomously develop, plan, and execute the day to day transportation operation
  • Monitor delivery performance and anticipate customer service problems, opportunities and risks
  • Ensure expedited shipments are monitored and processed in a timely manner
  • Load plan backhaul opportunities
  • Keep management well-informed of activities and potential issues and provide support to operations team members as needed
  • Assist in the identification and execution of process improvement initiatives
  • Schedule, route and monitor  inbound import and domestic deliveries into, and out of the distribution centers
  • Execute company policies, procedures and programs in a professional, effective and timely manner
  • Model the Love’s core values of Focus on the Customer, Integrity, Strong Work Ethic, Innovative Thinking and Perseverance
  • Other duties assigned as needed

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  •  Education:
    •       HS Diploma or equivalent
    •       Bachelor’s degree in Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain or equivalent experience
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of two years of experience in a logistics environment tendering loads, managing transport routing    schedules through an IT based model (TMS)
    • Dedicated fleet transportation or logistics experience preferred
    • Prior operational experience supporting distribution center operations a plus
    • SAP TM or WM experience a significant plus

 

        SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Skills:
    •       Proficient in Microsoft Office, including intermediate Excel knowledge (pivot tables, formulas, charts, etc.)
    •       Ability to learn and become a subject matter expert in transportation applications
    •       Strong customer relations background with all levels of internal and external customer engagement required
    •       Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    •       Ability to multi-task and prioritize sensitive situations in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment
    •       Team player with time management skills, can-do attitude, sense of urgency and a strong work ethic
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    •       Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping
    •       Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds
    •       Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator
    •       Requires normal range of hearing and vision

 

      WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to work extended hours, including weekends, based on business needs

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  No travel is expected for this position

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS:  All offers of employment may be conditioned on receipt of a background check report and/or drug screen that is acceptable to Love’s

 

EEO STATEMENT: Love’s Travel Stops Inc. and Its Affiliates provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, the Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Job Function(s): Truck Tire Care 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert