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Area Planner - Dispatcher

Schneider • Fairburn, GA

Posted 29 days ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree
Strategy - Planning, Skilled Labor - Trades, Transportation

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Job Description

The Schneider organization has an immediate need for an Area Planner to ensure business needs are met by balancing service, capacity and profitability.The Area Planner is accountable for establishing and executing the hands on planning and revenue management for a specific geographic market by matching available driver capacity and equipment with customer freight. As an influential leader, you are the key collaborator between our sales, customer service and operations teams to ensure overall success of your region. This dynamic role requires you to have a strong understanding of the area market strengths and demands to help position us for future profitability. The person in this role is pivotal for developing business opportunities for the organization.

Duties to include but not limited to:
  • Establish the market plan for a geographic region to include: shift direction, priority of freight, load and stage, driver calendar requests, etc. Continually assess market conditions and performance, and adjust plan accordingly.
  • Assign freight to drivers in accordance with the market plan to maximize all aspects of the value triangle (profitability, customer satisfaction, and driver retention). All decisions also need to be made in accordance with Schneider's #1 core value: safety.
  • Generate actions to improve key factor results such as: monitoring number of trucks sitting, drivers with greater than 16 unused hours, relays, unbilled miles, etc.
  • Communicate market plan to customer service, operations, and support shift Transportation Planners.
By choosing a career with Schneider, we improve your life by offering:
  • Annual profit sharing bonuses available
  • Strong work/life balance that includes paid holidays and generous personal time off
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plus company-paid life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match plus a company-paid retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement and free financial service assistance
  • Health Care Spending Account
  • On-site services including cafeteria, gym and fitness classes, walking/jogging trail, ATM, personal mail services, company store and much more
  • Resilient, values-based culture that drives safety, integrity in every action, respect and excellence in all we do
  • Individual development opportunities through company-paid training, active leadership involvement and more than 170 online personal development courses

Job Requirements

Our preferred candidate will have:
  • Four year college degree or equivalent experience
  • Transportation and dispatch experience required. Solid business and financial acumen
  • Demonstrated excellence as an empowering leader with strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Strong work ethic with a professional, positive attitude
  • Creative problem-solving skills and ability to evaluate multiple solutions to make sound decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • An innovative, goal-oriented and results driven approach
Company Overview
Schneider is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services. Our legacy started in 1935 with one man, one truck and one dream. Since then, we've grown and evolved to become a $5 billion company (annual revenue in 2018) with one of the broadest portfolios of services in the industry delivering superior customer experiences.
The Schneider Way:
  • We treat our customers, associates, shareholders and suppliers with honesty, dignity and respect.
  • We are a desirable employer due to our commitment to achieving mutually beneficial, lasting relationships.
  • We are a responsible member of the community.
Core Values:
  • Safety-first and always
  • Integrity in every action
  • Respect for all
  • Excellence in all that we do
Rise to the challenge and become a part of the Schneider family. Be the difference with a leader in an industry that impacts the world. Apply today!
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Job ID: 191482
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