Load Planner (Supply Chain/Logistics)


: $50,560.00 - $78,130.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Warehousing/Logistics

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Penske Logistics is looking for a Load Planner 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.

Must be able to work flexible shifts including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd to support a 24/7 operating environment.


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


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 www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.

Work Locations: 100 Kachel Boulevard Reading, PA 19607

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Reading

Zip: 19607

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 1914947
Associated topics: inventory control, logistics, logistics management, logistics manager, logistics specialist, manager, senior, supply chain, representative, warehouse manager * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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