Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Logistics Planner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Req ID: 109461

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

JOB SUMMARY : The Load 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 Load 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

  • Develop performance metrics and KPIs for management which are to be including in regular reporting

  • Lead the training and development of new team members

  • 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) or applicable bachelor degree

  • Dedicated fleet transportation or logistics experience preferred

  • Prior operational experience supporting distribution center operations a plus

  • SAP TM, SAP WM, and Tableau 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

Job Function(s): Truck Tire Care

Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Family of Companies is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and remains entirely family owned and operated. With more than 300 locations in 40 states, Love’s approximate growth rate is 20 stores per year. Love’s has consistently ranked in the top 10 on Forbes’ Magazine’s annual listing of America’s largest privately held companies. From the first filling station in Watonga, Oklahoma, the Love’s commitment has remained the same: “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.”

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