Penske Load Planner - Bilingual(Spanish) in Dearborn, Michigan

Description:

Bilingual(Spanish/English) Required

POSITION SUMMARY:

Penske Logistics is looking for a Bilingual(English/Spanish) 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:

  • 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 in-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 personnel

  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Team player with flexibility in working different shifts

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platforms

  • 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)

Work Locations: 15301 Mercantile Drive Dearborn, MI

Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Dearborn

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 1707799