Transportation Planning Analyst

Transportation Des Plaines, Illinois


Position Overview:

The Analyst is responsible for overseeing the transportation planning process for various customer products from a diversified set of origin points. The Analyst needs to ensure budgetary goals are met while adhering to customer requirements and mode selection. This position requires a strategic thinker and problem solver to support CJ Logistics America’s customers on a daily basis and ensure operational excellence.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize routing information to create load plans for designated shipping locations, ensuring profitability and cost efficiency for the loads
  • Communicate with the shipper for production issues
  • Tender loads; check warehouse capacity before tendering
  • Plan customer returns
  • Conduct daily update calls with the stakeholders
  • Create daily summary reports and send them to the CJ Logistics leadership team
  • Solve problems using analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in the written, verbal, or scheduled form
  • Identify, measure and manage key performance indicators
  • May be required to be on call and work as part of a Saturday rotation
  • Additional duties as assigned


Requirements and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree; specialization in Logistics, Transportation or Supply Chain Management is preferred
  • 3 years of experience in transportation
  • Knowledge of applicable transportation regulations and best practices
  • Strong skills in MS Excel
  • TMS experience is a plus
  • Experience in a transportation planning role preferred
  • Google applications experience
  • Strong analytical skills with proven ability to work within a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Disciplined problem-solving skills
  • Results-oriented with good planning, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Ability to handle situations, issues, and information with sound judgment, diplomacy, and sensitivity
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


Pay, Benefits and More:


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO and MORE!
  • Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb!
  • Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization
  • Open-door work environment
  • High Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced
  • Opportunities for advancement!


CJ Logistics America About Statement: 

CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL) and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service and facilitating growth and change. With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the wellbeing of the end consumer, our customers and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North America region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive. 

CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Additionally, CJ Logistics America participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations. 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.