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Logistics Specialist, Planner in Greer, SC at Benore Logistic Systems, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Job Description

SUMMARY:

Primary function of this position is to ensure proper management of the company assets including, but not limited to drivers, equipment and resources such as outside carriers for the safe and efficient movement of freight following all established processes and procedures. The position requires professional communications, computer and presentation skills. Position represents the company in a positive image with employees, customers and the community always performing in a safe and ethical manner to achieve financial success.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • The Logistics Specialist, Planner will plan, assign, and manage assigned driver, tractors and trailer to implement customer plans, routes, schedules for the pick up and delivery of freight and to create on-demand solutions to meet customer needs and request for additional, extra, and expedited services..
  • Efficiently outsource freight with approved carriers to meet customer demands, as required.
  • Responsible for the management of driver accountability and assignment as it relates to DOT compliance, CTPAT compliance, operations, equipment usage, company policies and discipline for violation of same.
  • Works with customers, vendors, management and drivers to problem solve issues that arise throughout the shift
  • Responsible for the efficient and timely entry of all company and customer related data into the company transportation software and/or related software in transportation department.
  • Updates key transportation software database files with customer, EDI, carrier, vehicle, and driver information.
  • Works cross departmentally to execute network driver capacity plans while eliminating long-term and short-term imbalances and ensures customer service commitments are met.
  • Ensures proper chain of communication to and from co-workers, carriers, customers, shippers, suppliers notifying the supervisor or manager on duty ensuring prompt escalation of service issues or safety related concerns to team for resolution.
  • Works closely with the Load Planners/Logistics Engineers to ensure the customer’s needs are being met including the communication of essential of pick up and delivery information to the customer, carriers, and drivers.
  • Works with safety and compliance, recruiting and human resources to exceed driver retention and safety targets.
  • Reports all accident and incidents related driver injuries, equipment, cargo and property damage, and driver safety concerns to the to the proper operations management and Safety Department.
  • Ensures all department required forms and documents are completed in a timely basis.
  • Responsible for achieving the assigned Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) goals, including but not limited to, loaded miles percentage, on-time service, asset utilization, scanning accuracy, deadhead avoidance, dwell minimization, TMW accuracy and fuel efficiency within their control.
  • Responsible for knowledge, compliance and enforcement of BLS policies, procedures, DOT and OSHA safety rules and regulations including strict adherence to C-TPAT best practices.
  • Follows all workplace processes and standards in support of the ISO-9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and OHSAS 18000:2007
  • Required to attend and complete all assigned company development, safety and compliance training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Truck Drivers as assigned. Logistics Specialists perform supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities includes training and assignment of drivers; employee performance reviews and discipline of employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Associates or Bachelor’s degree in business, logistics, or a related field preferred and/or a minimum of five to seven years in a dispatch or load planning position.

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