Transport Planner (General Cargo)

28 Jun 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Join us now in the exciting journey of the company's expansion and seize the unique opportunity to take an active part in shaping the development of the new global organization. You will have the opportunity to work in a high-paced international environment and grow together with the rapidly developing business.

A Transport Planner will coordinate utilization of equipment and ensure a high level of service and cost effective movement of goods for the customer. The environment is fast-paced with constantly changing demands and requires on-going attention to customer requirements, balancing of transport requests with available transport options, and real time communication of service issues with shippers and receivers. The position requires making decisions which impact cost and service on a constant basis with minimal review and requires a broad range of knowledge of preferred lanes, rates, and equipment availability.

• Optimize ABB transports, considering cost, service (lead time requirements) and other planning parameters;
• Maintain communication with transport service providers to place transport orders, receive confirmation, monitor important milestones;
• Plan and optimize multi-leg (e.g. ocean and airfreight) and multi-segment (e.g. stop-offs) shipments;
• Manage and dispatch local fleet operations in any areas they are present. Ensure that drivers are monitored and that customer service is provided on any local delivery needs and on all dedicated business;
• Calculate total transportation lead time and transport cost;
• Support Accounts Payable for freight payment reconciliation

• Bachelor's degree in supply chain or logistics management from an accredited university/college, freight forwarding degree;
• 3-5 years related experience in transport management or freight forwarding;
• Capability of managing and prioritizing multiple time sensitive tasks in a dynamic environment;
• Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers as well as fleet provider personnel;
• Understanding of different planning techniques including the functionality of transport management systems and load planning tools;
• Local transport market knowledge including equipment, port and airport operations as well as relevant restrictions and regulations;
• Carrier operating model knowledge;
• Knowledge on how to work with freight forwarders and transport providers;
• Ability to justify cost overruns when they occur;
• Strong written and verbal communications skills;
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
• Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required;
• Ability to work independently with a sense of urgency;
• Team work spirit and flexibility to work within different shifts;
• Knowledge of transportation rules and regulations is a plus;
• Experience in working with advanced TMS platforms such as Oracle TM, JDA TMS, INET, etc. preferred;
• Fluent English.