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Planner Transportation


Toronto, Ontario, CA

Position Title: Planner Transportation
Requisition ID: 35513
Career Group (ADSP): Distribution Center
Division: Logistics and Distribution (80190524) 
Department: Logistics and Distribution  
Work Location: METRO ON - 190 THE WEST MALL (#A-WM2) 
Province: Canada : Ontario 
Position Type: Permanent  


Joining our team has its advantages!

  • Flexible schedule to promote work/life balance
  • Telecommuting in hybrid mode
  • Group insurance from the first day
  • Very competitive pension plan
  • Generous holiday policy
  • Personal days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free parking
  • Opportunity for professional development


The Transportation Planner is responsible for organizing and routing store orders within Blue Yonder (formerly J.D.A) Transport Management System in a manner that minimizes miles traveled and maximizes cube and weight per trailer. The incumbent will provide outstanding customer service experience through the planning and coordination of high quality transportation and logistics solutions while communicating professionally with customers.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Organize, plan and prioritize routing of store orders in Blue Yonder (formerly J.D.A) Transport Management System
  • Schedule appropriate departure times for each commodity
  • Monitor store deliveries and warehouse departures including delays
  • Coordinate trailers, shunting, load locks, pallets, and all DC transfers
  • Provide support to the Stores with inquiries
  • Coordinate left offs and cross docks
  • Assign specific trailer sizes as required for stores and backhauls
  • Coordinate special routing requests
  • Coordinate rush deliveries due to missed features, late or missed store orders
  • Develop potential solutions to problems
  • Prepare reports and communications to stakeholders
  • Carrier invoice discrepancies
  • Create cost effective solutions that meets the customer's needs



  • Post-secondary education in a field related to Business, Logistics or Supply Chain
  • Working knowledge of PC and business applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in Transportation or Logistics industry
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Handles high stress situations in a professional manner
  • Ability to speak French an asset



  • Distribution Centre staff and management
  • Contract carrier operations staff and management
  • Suppliers, vendors and government departments



Metro values, respects and leverages the differences and competences of all employees from a variety of different backgrounds. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment.
Metro is committed to accommodating applicants and employees with disabilities.  Should you require an accommodation or wish to receive this application in an accessible format, please advise.
Only applicants that meet the qualifications will be contacted.
We respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from agencies.

METRO INC. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the Corporation operates or services a network of 953 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Première Moisson, as well as 648 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment directly or indirectly to almost 90,000 people.

Our five customer promises are simply that... promises to provide our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Under each promise are actions that support it.

Our five customer promises:

  • Great quality fresh products
  • The people are great
  • It's easy to shop
  • Customers get what they want
  • Prices are good

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