Logistics Load Planner

Naperville, IL

Job ID: 19680 Industry: Other Area(s)

Smart Resources Inc. is a boutique staffing firm located in Oakbrook, IL and Chicago, IL. We have been voted Best in Staffing for five years consistently!

We are currently performing a search for a stable, global organization located in Naperville, IL.

Job Title: Load Planner

Job Type: Long Term Temporary with the possibility of hire

Starting Pay Rate: $18.00 - $20.00/hr temp

Hours: 7: 00 am - 4: 00 pm, but they are flexible

  • Analyze logistics costs including truck, rail and warehouse to determine the optimal routing for freight
  • Coordination and collaboration with production scheduling
  • Build optimal loads either direct to the receiver or through outside warehouses
  • Cost out combining small orders to make full truckloads with stop offs versus shipping individually via an LTL carrier
  • Direct scheduling of shipments and notification to concerned departments of arrival dates and/or any issues that may arise with shipment
  • Place weekly railcar orders and provides forecasts for future weeks
  • Accurate logistics capacity forecasting
  • Vendor capacity management in cooperation with vendors
  • Management of exceptions and order prioritization
  • Implementation of cost effective solutions which maintain service levels

  • Basic knowledge related to  value chain and supply chain activities
  • Basic knowledge related to order fulfillment cycle
  • Ability to balance service and cost within one’ s daily work
  • Business understanding and knowledge
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Knowledge related to relevant IT tools and systems including GMES, Optimize It, OTM, PTDi, Sell it and Shipment Vision
  • Ability to demonstrate high level of flexibility
  • Supplier management skills
  • Inventory management skills
  • Knowledge related to logistics KPIs
  • Logistics planning knowledge
  • Ability to execute logistics planning activities

Thank you in advance for your interest in this role! All qualified candidates will be contacted directly! 



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