Senior Transportation Planner in Forest Park at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 10/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


GA Forest Park

Job Type:

Supply Chain Logistics

Job Posting Title:

Senior Transportation Planner

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Responsible for a private fleet of drivers and trucks to include effective management in the following areas: customer service, on-time delivery and pick-up, cost control measures and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulatory requirements. Communicates with warehouse management, planners, drivers, vendors, and customers, to ensure  customer’s requirements are met while getting the most efficient use of available resources. Ensures that each driver has an adequate understanding of all details of company and customer expectations on each load at the point of dispatch and delivery.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintains contact with drivers while on duty. Assists in issues involving load delivery, equipment repairs, delays due to traffic and road construction, and emergency needs for assistance.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of customer deliveries, fleet performance, and individual driver performance.
  • Tracks fleet performance using Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and various computer applications. Prepare performance reports for management as needed.
  • Process payroll and submit expense reports for fleet drivers on a weekly basis (or as needed). 
  • Create load dispatch sheets and schedule pickup appointments as required. Dispatch load assignments and assist drivers with questions and needs regarding the shipment.
  • Coordination with warehouse managers, supply planners, etc., on the scheduling of inbound and outbound freight loads.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to assist drivers with personal and company issues that they are not able to accomplish due to their work schedule. 
  • Maintains driver qualification records and equipment files. 
  • Availability 24/7 via cell phone to assist with driver issues while they are out on the road.
  • The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list of all tasks. Additional tasks and duties will be assigned as necessitated by business needs.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to prioritize workload and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Transportation, supply chain or logistics experience required
  • Technical/computer skills with the ability to use several programs simultaneously. Proficient in the use of  Microsoft software.   Familiarity with ELD operation and DOT Hours of Service.


High School or equivalent

Working Conditions:

Unusual Working Hours

What are the hours

24/7 Availability

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Senior Transportation Planner. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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