Analyst Transportation Planner

Bimbo Bakeries USA
January 13, 2022
Horsham, PA
Job Type


Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Position Summary:

The Transportation Planner is responsible for improving overall transportation effectiveness through daily planning, analysis, and issue resolution.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Collect daily shipping load requirements from multiple sources and locations, plan and schedule transportation and insure the timely delivery of the company's freight to a multi-regional geographic area using Oracle Transportation Management System (OTM).

•               Tender loads by OTM to carriers.

•               Communicate with all BBU locations to manage BBU transport movements, communicate carrier arrival times for loading dock schedules and resolve open issues related to movement of product between locations.

•               Interact with bakeries, co-packers, and distribution centers to ensure the effective execution of the OTM plan.

•               Quickly responds to carriers, production sites, and distribution centers and re-plans accordingly to address and resolve issues.

•               Conducts the reporting activities for transportation activities including all outbound/inbound transportation, including efficiency and service level metrics.

•               Creates and distributes routine reporting to assist management with operational and strategic decision-making.

•               Perform compliance audits that product transports are maximized for payload and efficient equipment utilization through route optimization throughout the assigned geographic area.

•               Identifies, develops, and assists in the implementation of cost saving opportunities & initiatives while maintaining high service and response levels.

•               Provides technical support for all market area initiatives including routing, cost control, asset management, and negotiations for transportation services, etc.

•               Coordinate continuous movements between BBU locations and backhaul opportunities within the assigned geographic area.

•               Other duties as assigned, such as transportation compliance audits, KPI reporting, and project support.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

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