Transportation Capacity Planner in Lake Forest, IL at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted: 1/19/2022

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Job Title: Transportation Capacity Planner 

City: Lake Forest / State: Illinois                                                   

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…a world of opportunities! We are passionate about achieving results and have fun winning as a team! We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace environment in which individual differences are recognized, respected and appreciated.

At Reynolds, we provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. Are you looking to build a strong career? Then we have an opportunity for you!  We currently have an opportunity for a Capacity Planner located at our location in Lake Forest Illinois Headquarters.

Your Role:

As a Transportation Capacity Planner you will be responsible for the continual analysis and successful execution of the transportation routing guide, carrier relations and operational continuous improvement.  

The primary focus is service execution with a budget oriented mindset.  

•    Identify gaps in current transportation routing guide plan via service, cost, network analysis. Thoroughly understand root cause via operational feedback and observation.
•    Collaborate with materials, supply, demand planning teams to better utilize forecasts and outside input with regard to transportation needs. Proactively communicate with transportation procurement and relevant carriers to ensure plans are in place prior to need.
•    Monitor carrier award compliance and understand drivers for failure.
•    Identify, initiate, and lead initiatives with peers and leaders to mitigate unplanned costs and service impacts.
•    Host daily and weekly carrier communication engagement, including routine carrier scorecarding calls.

Collectively understand needs and opportunities for various parties.  Identify root cause failures with data and facts at hand; opportunities for improvement internally and externally.

Engage relevant peers and managers and provide choice and suggestions for resolution.
•    Carrier Service Provider management. This role will provide ongoing support for the development and improvement of carrier scorecard.  
•    Occasionally provide support for vacation coverage for the transportation operations planning team.
•    Identify opportunities internally and with external customer and third-party stakeholders to improve transportation chain towards best-in-class.

In this exciting role, you will help us keep innovating by performing analysis and building relationships with suppliers, operations, transportation, and individual markets to drive continuous improvement.  

You will love it here if…

  • You are a creative and dynamic problem-solver
  • You thrive in a fast paced and high-energy environment
  • You are highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • You pay great attention to detail and are well organized

We need you to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Analytics, Accounting, is required.
  • Prior experience in U.S. domestic transportation (shipper or carrier), is required.
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency level advanced to expert, is required.
  • Prior experience with Access Database, Tableau, PowerBI, are preferred.
  • Prior experience with supply chain procurement is preferred.

Icing on the cake:

  • Multiple TMS, WMS, order management experience is preferred. SAP, JDA a plus
  • Previous experience in manufacturing environment
  • Business writing, formal presentation skills and experience, project management, sales experience are all a plus.
  • Operational, budget-oriented, and customer service mindset a plus

Want to know more? Check out our website or connect with us on LinkedIn!

Apply today to join a fast-growing innovative company!

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Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or disability.

Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is The Law Poster:

The Pay Transparency Policy Statement can be found on this link:

The poster and the supplement can be found on this link.

For applicants or employees who are disabled, or require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, you may request assistance by calling us at 224-295-6808 or email

No recruiter calls or emails please.