• Logistics Planner (Truck)

    Job Locations US-IL-Westchester
    Requisition ID
    Job Family
    Supply Chain (SC)
  • Responsibilities

    The Logistics Planner (Truck) will manage the daily planning and execution of transportation to our customers. This role will work directly with the Manager of Logistics to measure carrier performance, improve transportation service and eliminate waste. This position will have frequent interaction with Ingredion plant locations and Customer Service. This role will also participate in projects that will continuously improve Ingredion’s service offering.


    Reports To: Manager, Logistics


    Supervision: N/A


    If you enjoy the following responsibilities, the Logistics Planner role is the right fit for you:

    • Plan and tender loads to carrier base
    • Ensure that all loads are covered in a timely manner
    • Ensure that carrier is following Ingredion protocol: Timely appointing, appropriate drop trailer pools, timely pick-up and delivery
    • Work directly with carrier base improve tender acceptance rate, on-time pick up and on time delivery.
    • Work with transportation procurement team to create optimal cost and service offering
    • Become expert in Lean TMS. Utilize the Lean TMS to optimize transportation process
    • Participate in special projects to drive continuous improvement.
    • Develop and manage key carrier metrics
    • Proactively resolve urgent customer situations related to product delivery
    • Assess service issues. Provide root cause analysis to resolve chronic problems (either internal or external)
    • Willingness to be on call after hours
    • Work with carriers to ensure accuracy of freight bills.
    • Anticipate and proactively communicate delivery issues to customer service
    • Ability to find creative solutions to service issues
    • Partner closely with 3rd party carriers to drive out waste and achieve appropriate service levels
    • Work collaboratively with peers and others in team environment.
    • Possess the ability to act equally well in the role of team leader, team member, or facilitator.
    • Ability to interact calmly and professionally in high pressure environment

    The key requirements for the Logistics Planner role:

    •  Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain/Logistics, with previous related internship or work experience a plus
    • Knowledge of truck transportation or plant logistics a plus
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to function well as a team member or independently
    • Access, Excel, UMLER or Tableau a plus. On-going development will require emphasis on building queries and managing data within Access, Excel, or Tableau
    • Knowledge of SAP a plus

    Relocation Available? No 

    Job Grade: D


    It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance. As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula.

    Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Westchester, Illinois, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, we serve customers in more than 60 diverse markets in over 100 countries.


    Each day, we live our Company Values—Safety, Quality, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Innovation—so that we may create enduring, mutual value for our customers, business associates, communities, colleagues and shareholders. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula.


    What is the formula for a winning career?

    Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

    Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

    Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.


    Ingredion is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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