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Supervisor, Motor Carrier Freight Planner

Date:  Nov 26, 2021

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  48461
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 has an opening for a Supervisor, Motor Carrier Freight Planner in Salisbury, MD.  This position will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for motor carrier freight planners.  To provide motor carrier freight planning that will ensure timely delivery of products and superior logistical support to the customers and business units within assigned geographic area.  

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead, hire, train, develop and engage the PAB motor carrier freight planning staff to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ensure safe working conditions for all associates.
  • Review motor carrier freight plans developed by direct reports to ensure timely delivery of customer loads.
  • Develop and provide rate solutions within traffic lanes that will optimize truck capacity.
  • Supervise enforcement of last load hauled requirements.
  • Ensure proper carrier selection and established rates are applied correctly by freight planners.
  • Maximize the use of the PAB transportation management system (TMS).
  • Review and confirm scheduled motor carrier pickups and deliveries and other logistical information required to facilitate communications with Operations, Accounting and Customers.
  • Research and correct motor carrier transportation issues that will ensure superior customer service and minimize transportation cost.
  • Provide logistical support in freight planners absence.

Minimum Education

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

Experience Requirements

  • 5 to 7 years of expereince
  • 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