Transportation Planner in Chicago, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 9/30/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Plant Name: Chicago - 38th St - 802754

Requisition ID:010989--Corp

Mauser Packaging Solutions is a global leader in solutions and services across the packaging lifecycle, providing large and small metal, plastic, fiber and hybrid packaging worldwide to companies in industries from food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceuticals to chemicals, petrochemicals, agrochemicals and paints. Bringing together the very best of its four legacy companies— BWAY, MAUSER Group, NCG and ICS—Mauser Packaging Solutions offers its customers true sustainability at scale.

Position Summary:

The Transportation/Freight Planner will be responsible for the transportation planning, monitoring, and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement within Mausers logistics network.  The Transportation Planner will be responsible for the day-to-day tasks ensuring all required loads are completed in an effective and efficient manner.  The position will report to the Fleet Operations Manager and work closely with any/all Regional Management.


  • Proficient in operations planning with our Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
  • Shipment optimization – assigning the best cost carrier for the service requested based on routing and financial parameters
  • Correctly troubleshoot, investigate, resolve and/or escalate issues with suggested resolution
  • Schedule, coordinate and monitor carriers (Private Fleet, Dedicated Fleet and Common Carriers) to ensure daily transportation operations run safely, efficiently and on time
  • Assist in the development, planning and modification of daily schedules as appropriate; make notifications to customer service and the operations manager as to the status of shipments
  • Proactively communicate with customers, MPS employees (CS, Operations, Sourcing) and the management team to ensure necessary requirements are met
  • Accurately enter data into the transportation management system; maintain and generate required reports
  • Monitor and ensure proper coding application in a timely matter; escalate as needed
  • Maintain statement of work audit schedule and distribute updates to all team members
  • Point of contact for shipment status requests from stakeholders (Emptier, CS, Facilities, Sourcing)
  • Coordinate special transportation needs when requested
  • Track and trace activities to ensure optimal service
  • Build and maintain carrier relationships to support MPS business
  • Hold carriers accountable for cost, service and capacity commitments
  • Process Improvement – Identify opportunities and make suggestions to improve efficiencies within the transportation



Job Requirements


  • 2 years of transportation experience
  • TMS experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, transportation, logistics or related field is preferred
  • Experience with Windows applications and Microsoft Office, including creating complex formulas in Excel
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presenting clean, organized and thorough information and data for the intended audience
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload
  • Strong engagement and partnership skills with the ability to both understand and deliver established results

EEO Statement

Mauser Packaging Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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