Logistics Planner

Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution/Transportation Laurel, Maryland



The Logistics Planner position provides the tactical execution of the transportation team through load planning, load tendering, and load scheduling functions to meet internal and external customer expectations.  The Logistics Planner interacts with a large number of internal and external critical partners.  



•  Efficiently plan, tender, and schedule the distribution of products using the SAP TM system. 

•  Daily interaction with cross-functional areas including customer service, carriers, facilities, and deployment.

•  Take initiative and make decisions independently weighing customer needs/facility requirements/carrier capacity and escalating as appropriate. 

•  Utilize SAP TM system and published route guides while balancing service and costs.

•  Maintain the daily communication to all affected parties (Nestle, Vendors, Customers, etc).  Represent a critical “face” to these same groups and will maintain a proper professional approach in all interactions (face to face; phone, e-mail, meetings, etc.)

•  Work to optimize warehouse and deployment schedules, carrier equipment, mode, lane costs, and customer on time delivery. 

•  Pursue Continuous Process Improvement on a regular basis.

•  Support Nestlé Operational Master Plan, Nestlé Continuous Excellence Initiatives, and business processes.

•  Resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and professionally


•  Builds strong working relationships with internal and external customers.  This includes the Customer, Carrier, Facilities, Supply Chain and Shared Services.

•  Daily communication on exceptions, changes to the facility\transport environment, problem resolution and of equipment\service needs.  Provide input to resolve capacity and service needs; opportunities to make changes to route guides, commitments and plans.

•  Continuous education pursued on the Transportation Management System. 

•  Actively supports the Nestle Continuous Excellence culture and lives the values of zero waste, one team, and 100% engagement.

Other duties as assign: includes meetings, projects, travel, training and other necessary tasks to support adding the most value to Nestle.



•  High School Diploma, with a college education preferred

•  Requires a professional approach to internal and external customer's and\or vendors

•  Portrays a professional image and demeanor


•  Transportation and\or logistics experience preferred.   Load planning experience a plus

•  Experience in a tactical and fast-paced environment a plus

•  Experience in a Customer Service a plus


•  Strong verbal and written communication skills

•  Analytical, decision-making skills and good judgment is required

•  Strong interpersonal skills a must

•  Must be able to manage the multi-tasking, priority shifting stress of an operational environment

•  Must be able to function in a team environment

•  Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook Programs