RR Donnelley Distribution Planner 2 in Torrance, California90509

Distribution Planner 2

Tracking Code

36111

Job Description

Position Summary

Develop and implement costing and routing models for existing and prospective customers. Create planning metrics. Analyze transportation and distribution methods and processes for optimal delivery of customer freight that meets established service and cost requirements. Schedules and coordinates the distribution of freight in the most economically advantageous manner based on an evaluation of freight classifications, tariff rates, operating capabilities, capacity commitments, and concurrent with delivery schedules and deadlines. Dispatches freight for assigned customer freight.

Responsibilities

Work is typically performed under minimal daily supervision, receiving guidance from manager/supervisor about the work that needs to be completed. Able to exercise high level of discretion and latitude in completing tasks.

  • Develop and implement costing and routing models for existing and prospective customers.

  • Identify opportunities to for rail moves

  • Schedules and coordinates the distribution of freight in the most economically advantageous manner

  • Monitor workflow and process

  • Maintain working knowledge of US Postal rates and regulations

  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.

Required Skills

Job Knowledge & Skills

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 3-5 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.

Able to demonstrates ability to solve somewhat more complex problems by analyzing variables and applying appropriate solutions learned through experience and proficiency in understanding the job. Must be able to recognize anomalies and critical situations and respond appropriately. Must be able to communicate and interact with a variety of internal/external customers and/or co-workers at level of detail required to resolve issues of moderate complexity.

Able to apply strong functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Windows or other technical tools (including Google applications) in completing assignments. The candidate must be able to type at least 40 words a minute May require knowledge of or ability to quickly learn specialized software to complete work assignments. Able to demonstrate continued expertise in the primary tools or applications used in completing daily work assignments.

Requires very good communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand.

Must be able to proactively listen to others to understand issues and situations. Must be able to clearly articulate business needs to both internal and external customers.

Demonstrated application of knowledge of distribution concepts, practices and procedures.

Job Location

Torrance, California, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Employee Referral Bonus eligible

No