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Logistics Planner

Bethlehem, PA - East Elizabeth Street


Job Title:
Logistics Planner

Supply Chain

United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, executes load assignments to meet customer requirements for on-time, safe, damage-free delivery of freight in a cost effective manner. Optimizes assets and drivers to meet customer requirements, service levels, revenue and profitability goals, and driver needs. Manages external carriers to minimize costs and maximize customer service levels. Incumbent must be able to work any shift to satisfy the demand for flexibility of scheduling to ensure operational success.  This includes, but is not limited to, day shifts, night shifts and weekend shifts.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

• Assign and pre-plan freight according to DOT guidelines for drivers and external carriers according to appointment times and driver availability to meet customer requirements and increase operational efficiency to reduce overall operating cost.

• Balance freight and equipment availability in assigned markets according to capacity, customer requirements and driver needs and manage internal capacity to match freight volume.

• Coordinate equipment pools availability at customer sites, market locations and/or rail ramps to balance available assets and meet operations and customer needs.

• Resolve service issues promptly to meet and exceed customer requirements and maximize service levels for customer retention.

• Meets and exceeds productivity goals for operations to minimize empty miles and maximize stops to reduce costs.

• Match load assignment requirements to driver's available hours to maintain hours of service and Company regulations.

• Coordinate with Customer Experience Reps and/or appointment team on resetting freight based on rail updates, missed appointments, etc., to protect service.

• Cultivate relationships with external carriers regarding freight availability, service issues and increase market capacity while maintaining communication with internal teams to increase volume opportunities.

• Monitor pick up and delivery times against driver performance to maintain optimum service levels and customer satisfaction.

• Verify inbound capacity details such as driver hours, due homes and trailer assignments to effectively manage utilization and the safety of our driving teams .


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED with 2-3 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry; ability to work across multiple shifts including nights and/or weekends if needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience or 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry
  • Experience in fostering strong customer relationships via delivery on commitments, open communication, and on-going feedback/improvement
  • Knowledge of the J.B. Hunt's vision, structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles, values, and code of ethics
  • Knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan
  • Ability to understand, monitor, update, or enhance existing business or work processes
  • Ability to promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business
  • Accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment
  • Understanding of the importance of meeting or exceeding established targets and ability to drive critical activities to completion
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers.

Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Business Communications, GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:

Job Opening ID:
00481071 Logistics Planner (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

Posted 19 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

Fortune 500 experience. Career advancement. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.