Nestle Logistics Planner - Dekalb, IL in DeKalb, Illinois


The Logistics Planner position provides the tactical execution of the transportation team through load planning, load tendering, and load scheduling functions to meet internal and external customer expectations. The Logistics Planner interacts with a large number of internal and external critical partners.



Efficiently plan, tender, and schedule the distribution of products using the SAP TM system.

Daily interaction with cross-functional areas including customer service, carriers, facilities, and deployment.

Take initiative and make decisions independently weighing customer needs/facility requirements/carrier capacity and escalating as appropriate.

Utilize SAP TM system and published route guides while balancing service and costs.

Maintain the daily communication to all affected parties (Nestle, Vendors, Customers, etc). Represent a critical face to these same groups and will maintain a proper professional approach in all interactions (face to face; phone, e-mail, meetings, etc.)

Work to optimize warehouse and deployment schedules, carrier equipment, mode, lane costs, and customer on time delivery.

Pursue Continuous Process Improvement on a regular basis.

Support Nestl Operational Master Plan, Nestl Continuous Excellence Initiatives, and business processes.

Resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and professionally


Builds strong working relationships with internal and external customers. This includes the Customer, Carrier, Facilities, Supply Chain and Shared Services.

Daily communication on exceptions, changes to the facility\transport environment, problem resolution and of equipment\service needs. Provide input to resolve capacity and service needs; opportunities to make changes to route guides, commitments and plans.

Continuous education pursued on the Transportation Management System.

Actively supports the Nestle Continuous Excellence culture and lives the values of zero waste, one team, and 100% engagement.

Other duties as assign: includes meetings, projects, travel, training and other necessary tasks to support adding the most value to Nestle.



High School Diploma, with a college education preferred

Requires a professional approach to internal and external customer's and\or vendors

Portrays a professional image and demeanor


Transportation and\or logistics experience preferred. Load planning experience a plus

Experience in a tactical and fast-paced environment a plus

Experience in a Customer Service a plus


Strong verbal and written communication skills

Analytical, decision-making skills and good judgment is required

Strong interpersonal skills a must

Must be able to manage the multi-tasking, priority shifting stress of an operational environment

Must be able to function in a team environment

Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook Programs

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Supply Chain, Nestle USA