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Avantor, Inc. Senior Logistics and Transportation Planner in Devens, Massachusetts

Job SummaryWhile a developing organization Avantor Fluid Handling is experiencing tremendous growth. If you are an outside the box thinker and would thrive on creating a logistics/ transportation model this may be the opportunity for you. Based in Devens, MA or Morrisville, NC the Senior Planner will:• Manage carrier pricing analysis.• Develop transportation cost benchmark analysis and evaluate network performance to Avantor Fluid Handling KPI’s.• Manage the continuous improvement of critical logistics/transportation databases.• Manage carrier acquisition process from RFP to contract award.• Organize and Prioritize the work and training of Transportation Planners.


  • Defines baseline logistics transportation cost benchmarks. Validate transportation’s KPI’s.

  • Manage transportation modeling projects utilizing current modeling software packages or data base creation. Using lane analysis, mode analysis, dedicated route analysis and price analysis, recommend final carrier award.

  • Manage carrier acquisition process from RFP to contract award.

  • Develop and execute continuous improvement projects for transportation databases as well as reports for the operations group and field distribution.

  • Direct the acquisition, collection, and maintenance of pertinent data for transportation analysis and modeling.

  • Identify transportation market trends and recommend transportation negotiation strategies.

  • Provide design and operational solutions in areas of transportation network analysis and distribution analysis. Select solution that meets operations and customer requirements and AFH KPI’s.

  • Evaluate carrier performance and subsequently direct system improvements in our proprietary rating and routing software.

  • Performs on- going assessment of transportation network for continuous improvement.

  • Manage carrier quarterly review process for assigned carriers.

  • Execute carrier sourcing, negotiations and carrier management.

  • Implement and maintain inbound/outbound routing guides and supplier compliance program.

  • Maintains and updates network carrier contracts pre and post implementation.

  • Manage and Execute any special projects as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Transportation Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, or equivalent experience.

Required Experience:

  • Six+ years transportation and logistics experience or equivalent third-party logistics or direct transportation experience

  • Six+ experience in logistics and transportation analysis

  • Transportation routing software (TMS) knowledge/ experience (IE: Epicor; SAP I2; Red Prairie; Manugistics; CAPS; Connect Ship software)

Preferred Experience:

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and database software

  • KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Self-motivated and team orientated

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills and project management skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills


Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

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3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, and find us on LinkedIn ( , Twitter ( and Facebook ( .