Transportation Planner

Parallel Products - Louisville, KY (30+ days ago)3.3


Parallel Products is seeking a Transportation Planner to optimize their transportation and logistics program. We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5+ years of diversified logistics experience in the transportation industry that includes management of rail, truck, tanker, and cargo carrier types of service. While the company has an existing and effective logistics management program, our volumes have increased to the point that we need to add coordination staff for this part of the business. Prior experience managing the sourcing of multiple modes of transportation, especially at the broker level, is a definite plus and is encouraged to be outlined in detail at resume submission. Understanding of, and prior experience with shopping transport lanes and various shipping needs (i.e.: USCustoms bond, hazardous, etc.), is required.

This person’s role will be to set up and maintain shipping lanes with national and international carriers, coordinate and manage the scheduling of a high volume of shipments to our nationwide network of processing facilities. Other duties include responsibility for negotiating mutually beneficial rates and terms with major and minor carriers, optimizing relationships and contracts and engaging in the development of bids for service. This person is expected to work closely with our customer service, sales, and marketing groups in order to meet our customers’ expectations and needs.

The Transportation Planner will interact with customers as well as carriers. Therefore, professionalism, writing and communication skills, and integrity must be unquestionable. This person will maintain and report critical analysis to senior management.

The work requires both a high degree of independence and collaboration between various production, sales, and customer service personnel.

Parallel Products recycles a variety of sugar- and alcohol based byproducts, outdated products or products that result from faulty production runs. These materials are used as feedstock to create ethanol, an alternative fuel. As materials are accepted in both bulk and packaged form, other recyclables, including aluminum, glass, plastic and cardboard are also recovered.

Screenings: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Credit Check, Physical Exam

Parallel Products is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based upon any of the bases covered by federal and state law/regulations. Please report all concerns immediately to Parallel Product's Human Resources Department. You may apply on line or fax your resume and an expression of interest to 502-471-2425.