Dean Foods

Logistics Planner

Job Locations US-IL-Franklin Park
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Supply Chain/Logistics
Bachelor's Degree
Relocation Assistance

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Job Description & Requirements

Responsible for planning and execution of Dean Foods transportation movements to 3rd party customer locations and other Dean Foods locations.  Management of a complete chain of events including planning/consolidating, tendering, appointing, closing, and payment of all loads in a specific geographic region.  The selected candidate must work towards the operational goals set by the Director of 3rd party Transportation including on-time performance and tender acceptance measured in the LeanLogistics TMS via the carrier performance and tender activity reports.   Also, this individual contributes to the other operational goals that may include savings goals, through decision making, project involvement, and equipment utilization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan and consolidate orders and build into loads
  • Tender of loads to carriers in routing guide
  • Ensure all loads are covered in a timely manner
  • Ensure appointments are made on all loads
  • Ensure all loads are closed out in a timely manner
  • Address all concerns/issues while load is enroute
  • Approve/Deny any accessorial charge requests
  • Track and develop action plans for on-time performance and tender acceptance
  • Project involvement to drive efficiencies and cost savings


  • Technology/Computer Skills (MS Office, Access, Excel, Internet)
  • Ability to Multi-Task (working in a fast pace environment)
  • Strong Organization Skills (and Ability to Prioritize)
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Good Written and Verbal Communication Skills with a wide variety of audiences (senior management, carriers, vendors, etc.)
  • Time Management Skills
  • Problem Solving Ability

Desired Qualifications:

  • Transportation / Logistics Education or Equivalent Experience
  • Familiarity with Transportation Management Software
  • Project Management Experience
  • College degree with 1 to 2 years of experience minimum is preferred

EEO Statement

Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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