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Home Depot Transportation Planner in Atlanta, Georgia


The purpose of this position is to ensure that truckload freight from vendors picks up and delivers on time at the right cost, and that the system accurately reflects status of all loads. To achieve this, logistics planners must work with vendors, carriers, and DCs to ensure all parties are executing as desired and that each party is accountable for failures. Each planner is responsible for a single geographic region and is the business owner of that region. The average planner will oversee 30,000 loads per year and be accountable for $35 million in annual freight spend. This Planner will solve carrier and supplier issues through the Zendesk ticketing application by researching transportation loads in our Manhattan TMS as well as providing customer service and problem resolution to internal and external stakeholders on transportation related issues.


20% Each Planner is the leader/business owner of their region to include, but not limited to, DC Support and FTEA (operational & financial reporting analysis & action)

20% Ensure all vendors/carriers needed to operate a region are set up properly in TMS with regards to location IDs, SKU data (cube/weight) & tendering strategy. Also responsible for Vendor On-boarding.

15% Ensure vendors are following proper protocol for communicating information to THD - provide frontline compliance enforcement for RTS requirements (accuracy, timeliness) and ensure any failures are noted on a log so they can be corrected.

20% Ensure all freight is tendered within 30 minutes of being made available & that load tenders follow the desired tendering strategy, to maintain optimal cost. Identify and log any recurring failures of the tendering strategy so they can be corrected.

20% Ensure all loads are picked up and delivered on time. Review the loads in trouble report each day to identify loads that are delayed from pickup or delivery, and troubleshoot them until resolved.

5% Support emergency operations (hurricane response, ice storm recovery, etc.), sometimes requiring work at irregular times (weekends, nights) & irregular durations (double shifts, etc.).


Position reports to the Manager Logistics

No direct responsibility for supervising others.



Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant condition


Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 1 years

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in dispatch for a carrier or as a planner or analyst for another retailer

Transportation Management System (TMS) experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

PC skills

Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.