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Transportation Shipment Planner, Outbound, PM, Trans Ops - Lakeland

at Publix

Posted: 7/24/2020
Job Reference #: 813322

Job Description

Position Title
Transportation Shipment Planner, Outbound, PM, Trans Ops - Lakeland


Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa

  • responsible for utilizing Publix Transportation Management System (TMS) tools to analyze all outbound store orders, construct and execute cost effective full truck load shipments that will arrive at the delivery location on the established date and time and to consolidate associated backhaul orders that need to be routed on return trips.  This includes creating complex filters, executing consolidation runs and performing manual shipment builds, analyzing consolidation results to validate shipments, analyzing orders and developing solutions
  • responsible for working with Manufacturing, Distribution, Dispatch and Procurement to coordinate and facilitate the transportation from shipping facilities to destination facilities
  • responsible for working with Publix Retail, Dispatch, Distribution and Manufacturing business units to provide exception based transportation plans
  • responsible for analyzing KPIs, identifying trends driving continuous improvement.
  • the responsibilities listed on this posting are not intended to be all-inclusive and additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Req ID

Hours of Work
6:00pm - 4:00am; rotating days


Frequency of Pay

Travel Frequency

Minimum Base Pay

Additional Information
Please be sure to monitor your email including your spam folder, daily for communications you may receive during the recruiting and selection process for this position. Please do not use your Publix email address when applying.

1936 George Jenkins Blvd


Other Compensation Information
  • Night differential:  A $.50 per hour night differential is paid to associates regularly scheduled to work any hours between midnight and 3:00 a.m. (this does not include shifts that end at midnight or begin at 3:00AM).
  • Weekend differential: A $2.00 per hour weekend differential is paid to associates for hours worked between 12:00 a.m. Saturday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. 

Year End Bonus
To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.

Maximum Base Pay

Required Qualifications
  • High School diploma or its equivalent
  • one year experience working in distribution or an analytical field
  • knowledge of Microsoft Windows applications
  • strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • decision making skills
  • computer skills
  • written communication skills
  • strong verbal communication skills including the ability to negotiate
  • organizational skills
  • ability to multi-task
  • be able to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • willingness to work weekends, holidays, and nights, as needed
  • willingness to accept change, as well as be a positive change agent
  • be able to successfully complete battery of Clerical & Microsoft Skills Tests (before his or her start date in the position)
  • successfully complete a battery of assessments administered by Selection & Performance Measurement
  • have the ability to work well with others and be a team member
  • show enthusiasm, initiative and pride in work and
  • show commitment to Publix’s mission.

Preferred Qualifications
  • current Lakeland Distribution associate
  • Associate’s degree in Business or a related Technology field
  • three years experience working in Publix Corporate Transportation department or similar environment. One year experience working with transportation management systems.
  • Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • knowledge of the transportation industry
  • knowledge of Transportation Management Systems
  • knowledge of United States geography
  • knowledge of grocery product quality limits
  • knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations

Potential Annual Base Pay
36,816 - 50,752

Zip Code

Benefits Information
  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).