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Senior Motor Carrier Freight Planner - Animal Nutrition

Date:  Aug 31, 2021

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  43490
Job Function:  Supply Chain & Logistics

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Perdue AgriBusiness is seeking a Senior Motor Carrier Freight Planner in Salisbury, MD to support our Animal Nutrition department.  This position will be responsible for providing motor carrier freight planning that will ensure timely delivery of products and superior logistical support to Animal Nutrition customers and production facilities.    


Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with truck capacity needs and resolve operational issues including Customer Service inquiries by Animal Nutrition business unit.
  • Develop motor carrier freight plans and assign carriers and drivers to inbound facility and outbound customer loads that will ensure timely delivery and adequate logistical support for the customer.
  • Develop and provide rate solutions within traffic lanes that will optimize truck capacity, create continuous movement and leverage rates on backhauls when applicable. 
  • Ensure proper carrier selection and established rates are applied to minimize transportation costs.
  • Provide logistical support to include scheduling loads, solicitation of loads and empties.
  • Generating export documents, bills of lading and other motor carrier documentation as required.
  • Confirm scheduled motor carrier pickups and deliveries, obtain weight information and other logistical information required to facilitate communications with operations, accounting, and customers. 
  • Research and correct motor carrier transportation problems that will ensure superior customer service; minimize transportation costs, scheduling conflicts, and loss/damage/demurrage claims.

Minimum Education

  • High School Diploma or GED (required)
  • BS Degree - Business, Logistics, Transportation or Agriculture (preferred)

Experience Requirements

3 to 5 years of experience.  Knowledge of the motor carrier industry.  Knowledge of motor carrier industry rules and regulations.  Knowledge of commodity movement rules and regulations.  Knowledge of motor carrier requirements for container transportation.  Understanding of standard software applications and transportation software.  Strong communications, math, analytical, negotiating, and interpersonal skills.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Normal climate-controlled office environment.  Required to travel to remote AgriBusiness facilities and customer locations. Able to communicate on the telephone and use standard office equipment.  Able to move freely throughout the AgriBusiness facilities to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), carrying tools and equipment (0-50 pounds), exposure to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available).  


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury