Asset Specialist/ Load Planner

Compensation

: $47,580.00 - $72,520.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations



Position Summary
This position is responsible for the streamlining of all aspects of the freight transportation process. Focus is on reducing shipping time, expediting routes, and maximizing loads for all types of cargo transport. The Load Planner will manage the overall planning and coordination of transportation services for the company, using professional judgment and discretion so as to maximize the efficiency and productivity of the operation


Essential Functions
Partner with dispatchers and fleet managers to plan and carry out shipping operations
Develop daily operating plan with emphasis on achieving established department KPI's
Evaluate current operating plan and create future plans with focus on payload, on-time deliveries, and loaded mile percentage
Engage and collaborate daily with Scheduling Team Leader(s) on opportunities of growth and improvement for KAG assets.
Assess and adjust current and future operating plans to maximize growth, efficiency and safety
Solicit new and existing customers for freight opportunities.
Update known sourcing as changes occur and revise daily operating plan as necessary to ensure operational efficiency
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the overall efficiency and success of business operations in order to meet company demands and expectations.
Communicate effectively with customers, drivers, dispatchers, and other departments to ensure a smooth and efficient operation

Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent business experience; degree preferred
2 years of experience in dispatch or related roles
Previous logistics dispatch/scheduling experience preferred
Knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft and logistics application software
Ability to solve problems and work in high pressure situations, using independent judgement and discretion
Ability to work well in teams with staff and contractors from all departments
Excellent written and oral communication
Excellent personal skills and positive attitude
Ability to work in high-demand environment; adaptability to change * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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