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Logistics Planner

Nov 20, 2020 at 02:38 PM CST

At Odyssey, we believe high expectations are the key to everything. When we strive to become better than what we are, everything around us becomes better, too. Odyssey strives to foster an environment that allows employees to develop new ideas and thrive. With our advanced technology, global network and integrated processes, we regularly break new ground for clients and are able to offer logistics careers that cultivate successful professionals and develop existing talent.

Our team is comprised of logisticians, engineers, technicians and supply chain experts, as well as professionals in other administrative and specialized areas who work at multiple locations across the United States, as well as in our international operations in Mexico, Belgium, The Netherlands, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Japan.

For more information, please visit www.odysseylogistics.com

Odyssey is looking for a Logistics Planner in the Overland Division to serve as the front line for customer load planning. The individual in this role will be expected to focus on planning for maximum productivity and profitability by coordinating all orders to ship with the appropriate carrier base and at the least total delivered cost. Other responsibilities of the Logistics Planner include obtaining accurate and complete load information from customers for order processing, ensuring that all load templates have current requirements, soliciting business referrals to generate new customer accounts and new business from existing customers, and prioritizing spot requests for overflow coverage and emergency shipments to enhance the company’s position as a supplier.

Qualifications and Key Skills:

(The following are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills or ability required for this position)

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of transportation experience desired, especially in bulk truck operations.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Exceptional knowledge of products handled, specialized equipment, and carrier base used.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and share daily workload to find synergies between shipments handled among all the Logistics Brokers.
  • High level of proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. A working familiarity with Data Base applications and Transportation Management Systems is required.

Odyssey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements Odyssey complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.