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Planner

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Swift Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 4 months ago

Job Overview

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide planning support for designated area(s); ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP).

  • Utilize network balance capacity tools to determine location of trucks and available customer loads; tailor planning to meet area needs. Understand daily capacity needs/opportunities and pro-actively communicate to appropriate leadership.

  • Know and understand the intricacies of operational market assigned; plan for acceptance of loads. Utilize Network Decision Support tools to assign loads to trucks (i.e MicroMap, Plus One, Network Balance, Capacity Management); ensure customers' service requirements are met.

  • Responsible for the booking of loads, the successful dispatch of planned loads and subsequent ownership of loads for assigned area.

  • Coordinate fleet capacity needs with operations leadership and drivers; work closely with designated department personnel teams to manage and maintain customer trailer pools. Collaborate with other Planning Center teams to coordinate Network needs/opportunities and execute agreed upon strategic plans.

  • Communicate late pickups and/or deliveries, as well as any other load changes, to appropriate department personnel.

  • Comply with all Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations & Safety Compliance guidelines; validate driver hours of service to safely and legally facilitate the delivery of loads, honor specific driver/company requests related to operations/safety training, research driver issues regarding non-compliance items (overweight loads, load routing, hours of operation, equipment type, etc.) and provide resolution accordingly to meet legal requirements. Forward unresolved issues to appropriate internal departments for resolution.

  • Communicate professionally, effectively, and timely with both internal and external customers/contacts.

  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the success of business operations in order to meet company demands and expectations.

  • Perform additional duties assigned by leadership.

  • Skills:
    Analytical; logical thinker with ability to think two steps ahead and successfully analyze different pieces of information and put them together like a puzzle; ability to influence others; ability to communicate well with others; ability to transfer knowledge; ability to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and to improve processes to obtain and maintain quality results; ability to solve problems and work in high pressure situations; ability to take direction from leaders; detail oriented; computer/keyboarding skills; knowledge of the transportation industry preferred.

  • Education: High school diploma or GED.

  • Experience Required: Previous driving experience or one (1) year of operations or customer service experience required; experience in logistics or information technology preferred. Relevant four year college degree or related experience utilizing analytics and operations systems may substitute for operations experience.

Position Requirements

Analytical; logical thinker with ability to think two steps ahead and successfully analyze different pieces of information and put them together like a puzzle; ability to influence others; ability to communicate well with others; ability to transfer knowledge; ability to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and to improve processes to obtain and maintain quality results; ability to solve problems and work in high pressure situations; ability to take direction from leaders; detail oriented; computer/keyboarding skills; knowledge of the transportation industry preferred.

Required Education

High school diploma or GED.

Required Experience

Previous driving experience or one (1) year of operations or customer service experience required; experience in logistics or information technology preferred. Relevant four year college degree or related experience utilizing analytics and operations systems may substitute for operations experience.

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