SpartanNash Specialist, Load Planning in Indianapolis, Indiana

At SpartanNash, relationships matter and working on the Supply Chain/Distribution team isn’t just about how we serve our customers, it’s about how we treat our associates. We want you to feel valued as an individual and as part of our team. Our culture is vibrant and associates want to stay here because we have good people. It’s not unusual to see longevity of 25+ years at our facilities. We share a sense of pride and are excited to contribute to the company’s prosperity.

Position Summary

Responsible to ensure orders are accurately maintained and updated within the transportation management system (TMS) and works with carriers to gather information and confirm timely delivery of loads.

Minimum Requirements


Associate's Degree (Preferred) Logistics

Supply Chain Management, Sales or related area preferred.

Job Experience

One year experience in transportation, logistics, supply chain, sales, customer service or related area.

Experience with Mercury Gate software preferred.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Schedule appointments with carriers, enter/update orders, and document carrier information in the transportation management system (TMS) in a timely and accurate manner.

Confirm timely delivery of loads dispatched via phone calls or email (primarily phone) with carriers through regular check-ins between pick-up and delivery.

Communicate changes, issues or status updates regarding deliveries to the team and/or management and work cross-functionally with the Logistics team or carrier to resolve issues that may arise (i.e., routing issues, late delivery, etc.).

Ensure a detailed understanding of service issues or other carrier issues, and work with team to address and resolve.

Partner with the Load Planning team to maintain carrier master lists and assigned carriers for specific lanes.

Assist Accounts Receivables in the collection process for past due invoices for carrier load coverage.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong customer service skills. Must have effective organization and problem-solving skills. Must be detail oriented and have good data entry skills. Ability to work in a fast paced team environment. Must maintain regular attendance and be present at work to communicate and interact with customers and co-workers. Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, etc.) required; experience with a transportation management system preferred. Must be able to participate in on-call rotation.

Physical Requirement

The physical 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. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)