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US Foods Load Planner in Rosemont, Illinois

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Responsible for planning and executing transportation services from vendor shipping locations to US Foods distribution facilities, and 3rd party cross dock facilities, while ensuring on time delivery and maximizing freight income

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform inbound load planning activities through consolidation of purchase orders, routing and selecting carriers to meet service and freight income expectations by utilizing the Transportation Management System (TMS). Identify optimal freight solutions and select best mode of transportation to reduce cost position, while focusing on truck utilization. Work directly with merchandising to improve load profitability and reduce negative freight income. Process load tenders and follow though to ensure load acceptance by designated carriers. Track loads to ensure on-time delivery or proactively communicate potential delivery delays to our customers. Communicate daily with Buyers, Carriers, Carrier Development, and Division Operations concerning shipping activities and improvement opportunities. Generate reports as required from the TMS to facilitate continuous improvement efforts. Provide “out of office” coverage for other load planners as necessary. Communicate and escalate issues as they arise to Management. Follow policy and procedure put in place by Management.

Education/Training: Minimum 2 years progressive logistics, transportation and distribution experience strongly desired. Prior experience with TMS applications and JDA experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Strong knowledge of transportation management, strong logistics background required. Ability to utilize TMS for Execution, Optimization, Carrier Tariff knowledge, and the ability to drive freight income within the inbound logistics program.

Proficient in the use of PC's and windows-based applications. Highly analytical, strong ability to manage process changes in a fast paced environment. Strong interpersonal skills needed.

Potential travel required.

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US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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