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Transportation Planner

Requisition ID 26465
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

Where you'll work:

Located just 30 minutes east of Chicago, IL, our Melrose Park facility is part of the Meat division business where we produce batter blends, pastry blends, Japanese bread crumbs, and American bread crumb. This site is growing operations and investing capital in improvement projects and we need great people like you! If you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you.


What you'll do:

Primary Purpose: A successful Kerry Transportation Planner is responsible for aligning and monitoring outbound deliveries, to include small parcels, LTL, and TL carriers. They will ensure all materials are properly verified and are reflective of customer demands.

The Transportation Planner will maintain customer order accuracy through proper review processes including BOL, PRO #, materials and transfers to 3PLs. In this role, they will also assist the Warehouse in reviewing materials scheduled for outbound, to include labeling and qty.

Key responsibilities

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

To be successful as the Transportation Planner, you should be able to critically assess and maintain BOL, packing slip, and COA accuracy and troubleshoot issues.

  • Ensure all shipments receive the proper documentation
  • Keep management and supervisors aware of product shortages in order to maintain accurate information
  • Practice customer service when interacting with other companies and clients and see to it all external parties receive a positive interaction with the company
  • Verify all outbound shipments to be accurate by comparing the customer order to physical materials and ensuring all goods are in acceptable condition
  • Work with other material handlers to ensure all shipments are handled promptly and properly
  • Timely and Safely complete responsibilities
  • Assist in determining root causes on inventory discrepancies and help implement corrective actions to eliminate repetitive errors.
  • Responsible for answering CS, Warehouse, and Production inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Always maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Completing End of Day (EOD) activities to include Post Good Issue, review Blocked for Billing, etc.
  • Any other tasks or projects may be assigned by Supervisor or Manager.



  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Assertive, resilient and welcomes change
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together
  • Proactively contributes to the team
  • Actively committed to team’s development
  • Is self-aware and optimistic
  • Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings

Qualifications and skills

What you’ll need to be successful and safe:


Transportation Planner Requirements but not limited to:

  • Minimum 1-year experience (3 years preferred) Transportation experience as “Owner” of area
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organization and documentation skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and achieve set targets
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to squat, sit, stand, walk, reach daily and as needed to perform all job functions
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work in a team as well as independently
  • Perform different job functions within the organizations warehouse department
  • Must be able to follow procedures, best practices and report unsafe and unprofessional behavior
  • Prepare reports and updates as and when required
  • Other duties assigned by Management

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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