Penske Supply Chain Specialist in Franklin, Tennessee


Position Summary:

Penske Logistics is looking to fill on-site roles at one of our Customer locations in Franklin, TN. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is self-motivated, has strong analytical and computer skills, strong attention to detail and is enthusiastic to work in a customer-centric environment. This position coordinates all processes and functions of load planning and freight movement.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Process customer orders, tender freight to third-party carriers

  • Update Transportation Management System with current shipment information.

  • Provide visibility to management and the customer by tracking, process over-sight, researching and troubleshooting operational issues or functions.

  • Handle rate negotiations with carriers on a spot rate basis

  • Coordinates with carriers to ensure on-time delivery by tracking trucks for pick-up, estimating times of arrival and delivery, and recovering loads when necessary

  • Provides load exception investigation and reporting

  • Weighs alternative financial decisions before taking action

  • Handle reoccurring analysis and tasks driving continuous cost savings initiatives

  • Examine current processes and implement or recommend improvements to drive out waste

  • Proactively manage key performance indicators and execute root cause analysis utilizing TM operating systems

  • Interact with customers in resolving problems and coordinating implementations

  • Applies tactical processes daily within the established business rules.

  • Use discretion and independent judgment to answer customer requests and propose solutions

  • Work with internal subject matter expert to resolve problems.

  • Meet customer deadlines and develop metrics dashboards that highlight customer specific analytics

  • Develop and assist with presenting customer analytics, key trends and solution proposals during customer QBR's

  • Maps and documents standard operating processes

  • Multi task other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor/customer


Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management or Five (5) plus years of experience in Transportation/Supply Chain preferred

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize time sensitive situations

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Advanced desktop computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Outlook required

  • Strong customer focus

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with customers as well as Penske associates

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic environment

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to learn and regularly operate various computer systems across different platforms

  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete a Penske employment application, submit to a reference verification (to include past employment and education) are required

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Logistics

Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit to learn more.

Work Locations: 6700 Tower Circle Franklin, TN

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Franklin

Job: Logistics/Supply Chain

Penske (Oracle) Job Name: Logistics/Supply Chain

Req ID: 1813007