Transportation Specialist - Load Planner

Posting Date: Apr 14, 2024

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 205 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Cross-trains in various transportation support tasks with a focus on planning loads. Utilizes routing software to analyze efficient truck routes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilizes routing software to create, assign, and analyze efficient truck routes to reduce the cost of goods.
  • Sequences truck stops and coordinates outbound delivery times within a specific time window.
  • Communicates with drivers, stores, dispatchers, business systems partners, and other relevant parties on the transportation of goods, driver schedules, route changes, delivery issues, etc.
  • Prepares all daily shipping documents for store deliveries and backhauls. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of routing software.
  • Intermediate knowledge of DOT regulations and reporting.
  • Intermediate knowledge of ELD systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Intermediate knowledge of SAP reporting and transactional applications for the payroll function.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word and Outlook.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to interpret maps and understand the relation of geographical distances.
  • Ability to analyze routing information to make efficient, safe, and cost-saving schedules.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with third-party carriers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form with partners and third-party carriers.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes.
  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and analyze information.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to research information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to show information in presentation or diagram form.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and productivity.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays, as applicable.
  • Must have visual capability to see up close and far distances.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have auditory capability to hear and understand information given whether directly through a headset unit, over the intercom, and/or the ability to hear warning signals/sounds, hazardous sounds, etc.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the BGC attendance policy.
  • Must be attentive to potential hazards and remedy or place appropriate warning signs or devices around or near the hazard as soon as is reasonably possible.
  • Must report any potential hazards that cannot be immediately remedied to a supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED required. 
  • Completion of vocational or technical school preferred.
  • 2 or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education required.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certification required for the DOT compliance function.
  • Partners must be 21 years of age or older to drive for Company business in accordance with the BGC Business Driver Policy.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to stand or walk.
  • Attendance at work is required.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • Quiet to moderate noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler