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Load Planner - Bilingual Supply Chain/Logistics

Company name
Institute For Supply Management, Inc

McAllen, TX, United States

Employment Type

Planning, Transportation, Logistics, Operations, Bilingual

Posted on
Feb 09,2019

Valid Through
May 25,2019


Description: POSITION SUMMARY: Penske Logistics is looking for a Load Planner at our 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. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Process customer orders, plan & optimize shipments into loads, tender freight to third-party carriers Update Transportation Management System with current shipment information. Provide detailed instruction to various customers & associates from other shifts by phone and e-mail Provide visibility to management and the customer by tracking, process over-sight, auditing, researching and troubleshooting operational issues or functions. Complete daily logs and trackers Handle rate negotiations with carriers on a spot rate basis Identify cost savings opportunities for the customer Coordinates with carriers to ensure on-time delivery by tracking trucks for pick-up, estimating times of arrival and delivery, and recovering loads when necessary Provides load exception investigation and reporting Weighs alternative financial decisions before taking action Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor Qualifications: Previous border experience required. Bilingual (English/Spanish). Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management preferred Two (2) plus years of experience in Transportation/Supply Chain preferred Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations in a fast paced environment Excellent problem solving and analytical skills Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required Strong customer focus Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers as well as Penske associates Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment Strong organizational skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Must be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platforms Ability to work First, Second and Third Shift as needed. Flexibility with scheduling required. Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job. Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, criminal history, and drug screening) required. Physical 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 Logistics Penske 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 to learn more. Work Locations: 3900 W Ursula Ave Mcallen, TX Primary Location: United States-Texas-Mcallen Job: Logistics/Supply Chain Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain Req ID: 1901883 ,@type:JobPosting,responsibilities:,validThrough:2019-03-11T04:00:00Z,title:Load Planner - Bilingual (Supply Chain/Logistics),datePosted:2019-02-09T08:05:15Z}

Company info

Institute For Supply Management, Inc
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Company Profile
For more than a century, Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) has impacted supply management and the purchasing profession through best in class education, certification, leadership development and research. Since 2008, ISM has trained over 60,000 professionals in more than 30 countries. Thousands have received ISM's coveted Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) designations. ISM research impacts the global economy. The ISM Manufacturing Report On Business® is one of the most reliable economic indicators available. Published monthly since 1931, the report includes the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), developed in 1982 with the U.S. Department of Commerce, which measures new orders, production, employment and supplier deliveries. The ISM Non-Manufacturing Report On Business® debuted in 1998. More than 100 years of experience speaks for itself: ISM can help you succeed.

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