Regional Distribution Coordinator
Full/Part Time Full Time
Location Trumbull, CT
Description Regional Distribution Coordinator
The Regional Distribution Coordinator is responsible for regional ownership of all physical distribution needs for customer and replenishment orders. This position requires a demonstration of team commitment to support the business. Responsibilities include utilizing the transportation management system to validate optimal order consolidation and exception management. Breakthrough thinking will be required to pro-actively review KPIs to identify and recommend distribution solutions that are within strategy. The KPIs include but are not limited to on-time and carrier acceptance.
The role will support current and new transportation sourcing strategies that will identify opportunities to drive the business forward. It will be necessary to deliver through teams and leverage internal resources for long-term resolution. In addition, trailer pools will be collaboratively managed with shipping facilities and carriers to ensure on-time pick up and delivery. The planner will raise the bar to identify new growth opportunities. Reviewing, maintaining and potentially reducing targeted freight budget goals through accessorial analysis is essential for this growth.
1. Monitor, identify gaps and collaboratively plan carrier equipment needs with distribution centers, plants, co-packers, etc. (Capacity Planning, Trailer pools, etc.)
2. Responsible for the creation of customer and replenishment shipment documents using the appropriate tendering system
3. Accountable for daily review of pending offers to the carriers, resolving load planning, tendering, and delivery exceptions in SAP
4. Collaboratively work with Specialists and Co-Located Planners to measure carrier performance and attempt resolution to improve KPIs
. Carrier acceptance / rejection review
. Trailer pool adherence
. Review of No Show/Late Ship report
. Carrier capacity planning review
. Monthly accessorial / budget review
5. Exception management and resolution of batch jobs
. Validation of TMS consolidation
. Manual tendering (short lead time orders, LTL orders)
. Resolution of all exception based bulk and inbound freight movement
6. Continuously resolve SAP Workflow IDOC errors, incl. ROI/TMS business workplace errors
Work with numerous systems including: SAP SD, TMS, Transportation Business Center, Internet processes and systems
Maintains internal and external relationships across the HPC network
. 250+ vendors
. 30+ carriers
. 30+ co-packers
. 15+ DC's and plants
Customer Support, Distribution, Best Practice, Purchasing
Some travel may be required
Skills & Competencies
Education & Training: Bachelors Degree or equivalent relevant experience
Work Experience: 1 to 3 years Logistics Supply Chain experience a plus
Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.
Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the assessment at once as you will be unable to return to it later.
Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.