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Sysco Planner, Inbound Trans in Houston, Texas


US6469 Sysco Payroll, Division of Sysco Resources Services, LLC

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Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

1 Year

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:



The Planner, Inbound Transportation role is responsible for the coordination of activities related to moving products from supplier locations to Sysco facilities at an optimal cost. This role serves as the central hub of information for inbound shipments. The Planner, Inbound Transportation is also responsible for mitigating issues that will impact on-time service.


  • Ensure that purchase orders are delivered at the right time, to the right place, at the most optimal cost, and on spec.

  • Utilize the Manhattan Transportation Management System (TMS) system to plan, optimize, and tender freight within 24 hours of Purchase Order (PO) creation.

  • Resolve recalled/rejected tenders within 2 business hours from notification of recall/rejection.

  • Identify issues that impact the achievement of 98% on-time delivery to the day.

  • Develop and execute resolution or escalate where necessary.

  • Ensure use of contracted carriers where applicable

  • Negotiate spot rates with carrier partners where necessary to cover volume over-committed capacity per department guidelines.

  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues and share information related to shipments. Includes tracking and tracing of shipments to meet agreed-upon service metrics.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to drive delivery of logistics improvement initiatives within the assigned market/geographical region.

  • Provide back up support to team members when necessary.

  • Arrange after-hours support to carrier partners.



  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or Business related disciplines or 6-7 years related work experience required.


  • 1 year in logistics, transportation, or supply chain.

  • 1-3 years in truck freight planning and scheduling.

Professional Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required.

  • Ability to negotiate.

  • Effective verbal and written communication.

  • Solid organizational skills.

Essential Competencies

  • Road Transportation.

  • Customer Focus.

  • Teamwork.

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility.

  • Communication.

Working Condition

  • Normal 5/40 schedule although work may be required outside of normal working hours during peak periods.

  • The role is operational in nature and provides support to all US time zones.

  • Depending on the market served, the workday could end between 5 PM and 7 PM CST.

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis without future employment sponsorship.

  • Applicants must have US citizens or appropriate travel documents, with the ability to travel abroad to Canada and/or Europe.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and the level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.


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COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.