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Logistics Planner

Penske – Portland, OR


Position Summary:

This role supports development of the logistics design plan for customer inbound supply chain network. The Logistics Planner creates instruction for internal groups and the customers providers to implement the logistics plan. Identifies opportunities for efficiency improvements and cost savings, undertakes the necessary analysis, and effectively proposes change to the customer.

  • Ensure customer orders are in system and accurate.
  • Plan work to balance day-to-day volume output
  • Ensure appointments are made and pick ups are scheduled
  • Validate that warehouse picks are completed and meet customer expectations. Audit loads.
  • Ensure all warehouse shifts are coordinated & expectations set
  • Ensure drivers are coordinated
  • Ensure Purchase Orders and Deliver Orders are correct
  • Work cross functionally with warehouse operations, transportation and the customer to ensure the process is working

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops all day-to-day route design deliverables for the customer to conform with internal policies and prevailing regulations
  • Supports the coordination of the logistics systems implementation with the customer, customers suppliers, transportation suppliers and Penske team members
  • Develops and maintains cross-dock logistics tools and services
  • Provides data/information for management reporting on departmental performance
  • Utilizes customers electronic data order interchange
  • Provides input into management reporting in support of data-driven decisions
  • Other projects as assigned by the supervisor


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Two year degree / certificate in Supply Chain Management preferred
  • Previous experience in transportation / third party logistics discipline required
  • Exercise great attention to detail
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Inter / Intranet use
  • Strong problem solving and organization skills required
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment
  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Logistics

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 16913 NE Cameron Boulevard Portland, OR 97230

Primary Location: United States-Oregon-Portland

Zip: 97230

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 1908178

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