What does a Logistics Planner do?

Load planners are responsible for overseeing many planning and logistical aspects of freight shipping projects or the operations of a shipping facility. They often work at job sites based in airports, transportation hubs, or shipping centers. They track delivery and pickup schedules, coordinate arrivals and departures, and ensure all paperwork is in order. They monitor all weight and volume totals to ensure all loads are within acceptable limits. They conduct inspections and file daily logs.

Load planners typically have a bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain management, or another business field, but some employers are willing to accept equivalent relevant professional experience. A background in supply chain, logistics, or transportation is helpful. These roles require the ability to remain organized while managing multiple projects simultaneously. Some job locations require FAA clearances or other background checks.

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Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Logistics Planner Salaries

Average Base Pay

£30,469 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £30K
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Logistics Planner Career Path

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Load Planner
18 Feb 2020

“Nice people to work with”

Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman
Logistics Planner
13 Sep 2021

“Work/life balance is not bad depending on the program.”

General MillsGeneral Mills
Logistics Planner
7 Apr 2021

“Great people to work with.”

Steel Processing
Transport and Logistics Planner
2 May 2021

“Not the best pay for what you do.”

Atlanta Bonded WarehouseAtlanta Bonded Warehouse
Load Planner
5 Jan 2021

“Great people to work with.”

Load Planner
6 Jan 2021

“Starting pay is 15/hr.”

J.B. Hunt TransportJ.B. Hunt Transport
Logistics Planner
7 Jun 2021

“One of the best things about JB Hunt is job security.”

Customer Logistics Planner
7 Oct 2020

“Great trainings and education offered.”

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