KIK Custom Products

  • Transportation Planner

    Job Location CA-ON-Concord
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/20/2018 11:00 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Min. Years Exp.
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Overview

    COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

    KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 29 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America.

    SUMMARY: The  Transportation Planner is responsible for truckload routing of transportation needs between plants, and from plants to customers.


    • Utilize network balance capacity tools to determine location of trucks and available customer loads; tailor planning to meet area needs.
    • Understand daily capacity needs/opportunities and pro-actively communicate to appropriate leadership.
    • Know and understand the intricacies of operational market assigned; plan for acceptance of loads.
    • Utilize Network Decision Support tools to assign loads to trucks (OTM, PC Miler); ensure customers' service requirements are met.
    • Responsible for the booking of loads, the successful dispatch of planned loads and subsequent ownership of loads for assigned area.
    • Communicate late pickups and/or deliveries, as well as any other load changes, to appropriate department personnel.
    • Communicate professionally, effectively, and timely with both internal and external customers/contacts.
    • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the success of business operations in order to meet company demands and expectations.
    • Perform additional duties assigned by leadership.



    • Minimum of 2 years of job experience in similar role.
    • 2 years of logistics experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Requires a thorough knowledge of the freight industry, including LTL, T/L, parcel, and expedited shipments.
    • Fluent with the operation of OTM TMS and company ERP’s. JDE, E1, SAP and Sage are a plus.
    • Excellent Computer Skills including proficiency in MS Office. 
    • DOT Hazardous Material Shipping experience preferred
    • Ability to plan, think ahead, and prepare action plans to achieve results. 
    • Requires creative problem solving skills and strong analytical abilities. 
    • Requires strong interpersonal, facilitation, and organizational skills. 
    • Team player.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Organized and goal oriented.


    A Career with KIK Offers:


    KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth. 


    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.


    KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.


    Accommodation is available upon request.


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