Transportation Planner

Company Name: International Paper

Location: MEMPHIS, TN, US - 38197

Job Duration: 2022-01-13 to 2022-02-12


What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.


The selected candidate will be assigned to Inbound or Outbound Transportation Planning based upon the candidate’s qualification and team needs


The IPG Transportation Planning Team is responsible for supporting Inbound and Outbound transportation for 17 Industrial Packaging mills utilizing the SAP operating model.  The Transportation Planner role has responsibility for creating shipment plans and managing delivery exceptions to ensure customer pickup or delivery requirements are met.  In this role, the planner will effectively analyze freight optimization, mode selection, and carrier selection to meet service requirements at minimum cost.



  • Create executable and timely transportation plans for assigned facilities through the utilization of supply chain operating model processes
  • Ensure shipments are monitored and exceptions resolved prior to failures and within SLA expectations
  • Achieve performance measures: Vehicle Weights, Routing Guide Adherence, Cost to Serve, Best Mode, Open Door Time, Direct Loading, On Time Pickup or Delivery
  • Build and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholder groups, both internal and external, to meet cost and service objectives
  • Proactively respond to requests utilizing knowledge of up and down stream business processes
  • Work with our sourcing partners to understand trends, obstacles, and opportunities for improvements
  • Lead/ Participate in deliberate/continuous improvement projects
  • Identify, develop, and implement freight/cost saving initiatives
  • Understand and follow policies, procedures, and best practices established for managing transportation planning
  • Provide feedback on carrier performance to motor and rail carrier managers
  • Able to gather and analyze data to identify opportunities and track performance
  • On-call coverage of nights, weekends, and holidays is a requirement.


  • Bachelor degree required, preferably in Business or Supply Chain Management
  • 2+ years of supply chain experience preferred
  • Demonstrates understanding of end to end supply chain processes
  • Able to multi-task across several tasks and follows through appropriately to completion
  • Ability to achieve results in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, handling multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to quickly learn new business processes and technology



  • Customer Focus
  • Action Oriented
  • Priority Setting
  • Informing
  • Peer Relationships
  • Listening
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving & Analytical skills
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Composure
  • Dealing with Ambiguity


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.