Outbound Domestic Transportation Planner

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

Develop and execute the consistent movement of inventory throughout the supply chain at competitive costs within required performance levels. This position must provide a high level of customer service and communicate professionally and accurately to internal and external business partners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop, execute, monitor and measure all logistics activities associated with the movement of freight throughout the Ross Transportation network, as assigned for specific origins/destinations, providing accurate freight movement at reasonable costs.


o Review and oversight of TMS submission accuracy and revisions.

o Execution of routing activities by processing area, division and region, to support specific inventory levels as defined.

o Track and accountable for on time performance metrics in support of a complex transportation network with unique attributes specifically associated with an off-price retail model.

o Accountable for the movement and arrival of freight within a small "on time" delivery window with accuracy.

o Decision making and accountability to achieve in transit and in yard inventory levels on a daily basis across the complex transportation model. Adapt and adjust routing plans and activities as production plans, inventory levels or performance expectations are modified.

This daily execution, tracking, and performance management of a complex multi- modal solution to include combinations of steamship lines, drayage, intermodal providers, dedicated fleets, consolidators, LTL, truckload, etc.

o Proactively develop contingency planning to minimize disruption across the supply chain network. Dynamically adjust to successfully manage peak planning activities unique to critical holiday requirements.

  • Researching, solving and communicating collaboratively with internal and external customers. Examples include premium brand Vendors, Sourcing partners, Merchants, Buying Agents, Brokers, Providers), Distribution Centers, and Loss Prevention groups.


o Proactively communicates risks and requires a high level of customer service.

  • Provide competitive costs to meet budgetary requirements. Development and implement cost savings and/or service improvement programs generating overall value to the company.
  • Responsible for third party oversight and accountability to performance levels.


o Set and communicate clear expectations.

o Recommends and escalates internally to adjust from plan, as appropriate, to support required service levels, costs controls and inventory levels.

o Accountable to manage and resolve third party's performance issues, working with the provider to modify issues in progress to meet required expectations.

o Regularly review and hold carriers accountable for improvements to performance levels.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Drives Results
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Decision quality
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Communication
  • Analytical
  • Influence


QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's Degree or work equivalent
  • 2-4 years transportation experience required
  • 2-4 years TMS experience
  • Transportation Retail experience
  • High level working knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel and Access required
  • Must pass MS Word, and Excel aptitude testing


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

Job frequently requires sitting, handling objects with hands.

Job occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.