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Order Planner - Logistics

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Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


The Order Planner (OP) is an experienced order management professional that allocates inventory and builds executable loads to be dispatched by Freight Managers at the plant. This role resolves truck capacity and inventory challenges and is a point of escalation for order policy decisions. The Order Planner works through CSRs when outbound phone communication is required.


*Dispatching, freight management, supply chain, routing, optimization


Primary Job Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Schedule orders to meet on-time delivery dates
  • Build, route, schedule delivery stops to maximize payload, minimize out-of-route miles and turn drivers within their hours of service
  • Make order re-sourcing decisions to meet customer expectations and lower cost
  • Actively manage back orders
  • Use enterprise tools to resolve delivery and inventory challenges
  • Maximize fleet utilization in cooperation with the Freight Managers
  • Make and/or escalate order policy decisions
  • Collaborate with Sales and Customer Service to meet delivery expectations including the creation of long term solutions 

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • At least 3 years freight management experience including Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
  • Inventory Management Experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state/federal DOT regulations
  • MRP tools within an ERP system
  • Oracle/ERP
  • Expert knowledge of ADS products and related delivery profiles.
  • Load building and truck routing experience
  • SQL
  • Strong verbal & written communication, decision making and analytical skills 

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

EEO Statement

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.