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Logistics Load Planning Manager

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Logistics (LOGIST)

Buena Park, CA, US, 90620

Work Designation:  Hybrid

Salary Range: $ 87,880.00 - $131,820.00 



Position Summary:

Exemplis is seeking a dynamic and results-driven Load Planning & TMS Manager to join our fast-paced logistics team. The Load Planning & TMS Manager will oversee the Load Planning Team to ensure optimized daily load plans and timely shipment transfers that meet internal and external customer expectations while at the same time reducing freight cost.  They will and set tactical objectives to drive continuous improvement in the shipping operations as well as support the VP and Director in KPI tracking, analysis and project management.  This is a critical role that requires strong leadership skills, attention to detail, and a deep understanding of logistics operations.  

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Develop and implement load planning strategies to optimize efficiency and reduce transportation costs 
  • Coordinate with carriers, vendors, and internal stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of all shipments 
  • Work with carriers and internal resources to ensure sufficient equipment and driver capacity for all pick-ups and drop-offs.  Negotiate additional equipment and drivers for peak periods 
  • Manage internal driver schedules, routings and dispatch  
  • Review SharePoint workflows to  confirm AB (assembled in bag) shipping requirements and timing commitments are met 
  • Monitor transportation activities, identify bottlenecks, and implement corrective actions to improve performance 
  • Be the company’s TMS system super user and administrator 
  • Lead the Load Planning Team and leverage the company’s TMS system to generate outbound load plans for all daily outbound customer orders and develop outbound order consolidations to meet savings targets 
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as Scheduling, Production, Large Order Team and Customer Experience, to ensure alignment of logistics operations with business needs, and orders are completed in a timely manner to support load plans 
  • Monitor and analyze transportation data to identify opportunities for process improvement & cost reduction and provide recommendations to leadership.  Develop and deliver required reports 
  • Understand critical transit delays of all outbound truckload shipments and raise visibility of critical issues to internal teams 
  • Hire, train and coach the  Load Planning Team members. 
  • Additional responsibilities as required by the business  

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in logistics, supply chain management or related field or work experience in lieu of a degree
  • 5+ years of experience in logistics operations, with a focus on load planning and transportation management  
  • Experience with logistics software and systems: TMS, ERP and WMS 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of transportation regulations, including DOT and Hours of Service requirements 
  • 2+ years of management experience 
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish 
  • Mercury Gate TMS experience 
  • Experience with multiple carrier services such as  LTL, Small Parcel and Truckload 

Working conditions: 

  • Evening and weekend work as required 
  • Out of state travel 2 – 6 times per year 
  • Requires some work in Shipping operation in non-temperature controlled facility 
  • May have extended periods of standing / walking 

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come along with working at Exemplis! With us, TEAM comes first.  We bring integrity, passion, and excellence to work each day.  Being part of our team means living our core values and thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change.

In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

  • Competitive Salary: Our compensation philosophy is to be externally competitive, internally fair, and not win or lose on compensation. Salary ranges are developed with the support of national benchmarks and industry best practices that adjusts to your cost of labor, years of relevant experience, skill set, and education.

  • Bonus: This position qualifies for a bonus.

  • Health Insurance: We offer a variety of health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for all of our team members. Eligible the first month following your start date.

  • 401(k): We match 100% up to 3% and then 50% of the next 2% deferred.

  • Time Off: Taking time off to recharge is a must whether it is for your personal health or vacation; paid time off starts accruing day 1!

  • Observed Holidays: 10 company observed holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

  • Employee Discounts across all of our product lines.

  • Hit our Numbers Lunch: When we hit out monthly milestones, we all celebrate!

  • Tuition Scholarships: Partnership with UMASS Global for 10%-20% off tuition for you and/or your family.

About Us:

It all started in a small warehouse in California with just three employees, a fax machine and a bell that rang out every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Over 25 years later, we’re the #1 manufacturer of task chairs in the U.S. and continue to lead, innovate and disrupt across an array of industries.

We are proud to be a part of Exemplis and its growing family of brands, which includes Timbuk2, X-Chair, Mavix, Edloe Finch, and Albany Park.

Exemplis has headquarters, offices and retail stores across the U.S. (plus a variety of flexible work opportunities). Learn more and apply today.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local laws. Read our full statement on our careers page.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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