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Transportation Router

Company: Baldor Food
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Transportation Route Planner

About Baldor

Since our beginnings as part of the iconic Greenwich Village retail store, Balducci's, Baldor has maintained its original promise - curate and deliver the best ingredients from around the world. For 25 years, we have served the food industry using cutting edge logistics to create a seamless customer experience. Our commitment to service and quality has made us the first choice in distribution for a diverse list of industry leaders that includes hotels, restaurants, county clubs, hospitals, nursing homes.

Position Summary:

As an industry leader in wholesale, retail, and residential food distribution, Baldor Specialty Foods continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace across all departments. The Transportation Route Planner will report to the Route Planning Supervisor and ensure that optimal routes are created daily to support on time deliveries to our customers while maintaining profitability. The Transportation Route Planner will be responsible for routing accounts in an assigned geographical territory. The Planner will employ strong communication, leadership and analytical skills to ensure daily routes that are the most efficient, cost effective and aligned to the goals of the transportation department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Execute daily route planning process by building routes that are efficient, cost effective and geographically sounds and aligned with driver work time and HOS restrictions.
* Proactively review routes in assigned territory to ensure that the sequence and location of stops are in line with the goals of the transportation department.
* Utilize critical thinking and problem resolution to provide innovative solutions for repetitive service challenges within assigned territory such as overlapping of routes and extended idle times.
* Perform daily checks to ensure all new customers are properly setup and permanently assigned to be a master route.
* Solicit feedback from drivers, dispatch, transportation team leads and other relevant parties to help in improving route planning decision making.
* Continuously validate and update customer information critical for on time deliveries, namely customer delivery address, delivery window and master route assignment.
* In collaboration with route supervisor to develop and maintain route planning manual.
* Communicate information relevant for effective loading and dispatching of routes to the route supervisor, dispatch group and transportation manager as needed.
* Respond to routing inquiries in a timely manner.
* Perform other tasks as needed.
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* Prior experience working in the transportation and/or logistics industry or as a delivery driver.
* Strong leadership and communication skills.
* Excellent time management skills; attention to details.
* Must be able to work weekends occasionally.
* Must be able to work nights.
* Bilingual a plus but not required.

Transportation Route Planner

About Baldor

Since our beginnings as part of the iconic Greenwich Village retail store, Balducci's, Baldor has maintained its original promise - curate and deliver the best ingredients from around the world. For 25 years, we have served the food industry using cutting edge logistics to create a seamless customer experience. Our commitment to service and quality has made us the first choice in distribution for a diverse list of industry leaders that includes hotels, restaurants, county clubs, hospitals, nursing homes.

Position Summary:

As an industry leader in wholesale, retail, and residential food distribution, Baldor Specialty Foods continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace across all departments. The Transportation Route Planner will report to the Route Planning Supervisor and ensure that optimal routes are created daily to support on time deliveries to our customers while maintaining profitability. The Transportation Route Planner will be responsible for routing accounts in an assigned geographical territory. The Planner will employ strong communication, leadership and analytical skills to ensure daily routes that are the most efficient, cost effective and aligned to the goals of the transportation department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Execute daily route planning process by building routes that are efficient, cost effective and geographically sounds and aligned with driver work time and HOS restrictions.
* Proactively review routes in assigned territory to ensure that the sequence and location of stops are in line with the goals of the transportation department.
* Utilize critical thinking and problem resolution to provide innovative solutions for repetitive service challenges within assigned territory such as overlapping of routes and extended idle times.
* Perform daily checks to ensure all new customers are properly setup and permanently assigned to be a master route.
* Solicit feedback from drivers, dispatch, transportation team leads and other relevant parties to help in improving route planning decision making.
* Continuously validate and update customer information critical for on time deliveries, namely customer delivery address, delivery window and master route assignment.
* In collaboration with route supervisor to develop and maintain route planning manual.
* Communicate information relevant for effective loading and dispatching of routes to the route supervisor, dispatch group and transportation manager as needed.
* Respond to routing inquiries in a timely manner.
* Perform other tasks as needed.
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* Prior experience working in the transportation and/or logistics industry or as a delivery driver.
* Strong leadership and communication skills.
* Excellent time management skills; attention to details.
* Must be able to work weekends occasionally.
* Must be able to work nights.
* Bilingual a plus but not required.

Keywords: Baldor Food, Chelsea , Transportation Router, Other , Chelsea, Massachusetts

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