International Logistics Planner - Atlanta, GA

Atlanta | Georgia | United States

International Logistics Planner - Atlanta, GA

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
United States

International Logistics Planner       

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 36,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 240 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Learn more at

We are looking for a International Logistics Planner who will bring creative solutions and new ideas to existing processes and procedures.  The ideal person will provide effective coordination and execution of outbound international/export freight movements for external customer, internal customer, and supplier shipments.


  • Responsible for the daily execution of outbound international/export shipments (e.g., Ocean and dray) for selected facilities; $20 MM in annual logistics spend

·         Responsible for achieving all fiscal year financial and performance goals and objectives

  • Manage logistics events to ensure manufacturing, supplier, and customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for weekly service metric review; including cost, equipment availability and quality, vehicle utilization, documents on-time, on-time shipment performance, on-time delivery performance, etc.
  • Ensure ocean carrier receipt and response of bookings
  • Manage carrier container pools at selected facilities and suppliers

·         Partner directly with freight forwarder to ensure documentation is completed on-time and accurate

  • Process international/export documentation (e.g., shipping manifest, commercial invoices, etc.)
  • Communicate frequently with internal/external customers and carriers
  • Identify and execute continuous improvement opportunities
  • Maintain international/export ISO compliance


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • International/Export Compliance (EAR, ITAR, Documentation), preferred
  • Must possess industry knowledge and terminology, strong communication and analytical skills with the ability to quickly analyze problem situations and make fact based decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; expertise in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Transportation Management System experience required ( Manhattan, SAP, and/or Oracle Transportation Management System preferred)
  • Must possess strong analytical skills
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and negotiations skills
  • Ability to set priorities, achieve deadlines, and manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Task oriented with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Thorough understanding of transportation modes and solutions
  • Familiarity with Routing and Scheduling software
  • Ability to lead a team in a project-oriented environment
  • Up to 5-10% travel



WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. Please note:


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