Transportation Planner

It starts with great chemistry.


Univar is more than a distribution company – we’re a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world’s most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated $8+ billion in sales in 2016 – securing the #1 market position in North America and the #2 market position in Europe.


Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people – people like you – and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you’re looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you’ve come to the right place.

Primary Purpose:Manages the regional movement of inbound bulk and package carriers, outbound bulk, third party, and CIBT and IBT products in support of low cost distribution and customer service within the supply chain.  Provides the regional link between Univar and logistic provider through identification of logistic strategies for increased productivity, customer service and targeted aggressive growth.  Responsible for continuous improvement activities between Univar and logistics provider.  Specific Duties and Responsibilities:• Manage the movement of inbound bulk and package carriers, outbound bulk, third party, and CIBT and IBT products to meet customer requirements utilizing a TMS platform• Implements the regional logistic planning process in conjunction with logistic provider• Handles all communication between internal parties and logistics provider and addresses and resolves issues to meet customer requirements and needs.• Adheres to the freight escalation process, ensuring escalating freight costs are communicated to the appropriate customer service and commercial teams.  • Analyzes and interprets logistic reports and recommends efficiency and/or corrective solutions.• Addresses and recommends alternatives for all 3rd party logistic expediting requirements for Purchasing and Sales.• Assists in responding to all regional logistic quality and customer service requirements and determines appropriate actions.• Coordinates all regional rate requests from sales and marketing to include receiving, obtaining and providing rate information.• Resolves regional freight claim issues to ensure customer satisfaction.• Manages and execute efficiencies within OTM• Strong knowledge of company policy and ensures consistent application. Specialized Knowledge/Skills:• Solid knowledge of  logistics purchasing, processes, and functions• Good organizational skills• Solid technical skills used to improve internal processes, communication, and customer service levels• Sound OTM system knowledge• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with teams inside and outside of transportation• High level of empowerment, ownership and accountability • Demonstrated decision making ability• Sound ability to analyze information, situation and use sound judgment in determining correct course of action. Education/Training:Three-five years prior logistics planning experience (1-2 years Univar experience preferred)College degree or equivalent business experience #LI-MD1

Univar is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.

Full time
Los Angeles, CA 90040, US