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Position Title: Transportation Planner
Requisition ID: 2324
Career Group (ADSP): Distribution Center
Division: Supply Chain (80190525) 
Department: Logistics and Distribution  
Work Location: METRO ON - 5559 DUNDAS STREET W (#A-DUND) 
Province: Canada : Ontario 
Position Type: Permanent  




The Transportation Planner is responsible for organizing and routing store orders within J.D.A TMS 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 J.D.A. TMS.
  • 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 trailers 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.
  • Previous 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 Centres staff and management.
  • The contract carrier operations staff and management.
  • Suppliers, vendors and Government departments.





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