Logistics Planner

Posted: 4/16/2019

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Summary:
The primary function of this position is to facilitate the on-time shipment and delivery of DVD and Blu-ray product to retail customers.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Execute new release and catalog DVD shipping schedule by issuing ship orders to third party distribution and transportation vendors in the US and Canada.
  • Maintain proactive communication throughout the supply chain to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Work with vendors and internal partners to resolve distribution exceptions as they arise.
  • Analyze Universal’s supply chain to find cost reduction opportunities or to add value to the customer.
  • Balance delivery expectations, transportation costs, and inventory availability to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Process and publish Proof of Delivery (POD) reports to internal customers to ensure that in-stock metrics are met for new release product initial placement.
  • Act as one of the primary day-to-day business liaison between Universal Studios Home Entertainment and 3rd party distribution and transportation vendors.
  • Prepare executive reports that provide analysis to aide in the decision-making process.
  • Interface with internal departments such as Retail Operations, Customer Service, Production Planning, Master Data, and Materials Management to ensure orders are processed accurately and efficiently.
  • Produce Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports to track and benchmark operational metrics such as expedited freight spending recaps and order processing backlog reports.
  • Seek to grow professionally through continued training and interactions with others.


  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5+ years of experience in order management/logistics working with shipping/transportation vendors required.
  • 2+ years of experience providing data analysis, working in teams and developing professional relationships internally and externally.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required, specifically Excel.

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing submit to a background investigation
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

    Desired Characteristics:

  • APICS certification a plus
  • MBA a plus
  • SAP or equivalent ERP system experience a plus
  • 2+ years of home entertainment and/or logistics / distribution experience preferred
  • Must be detailed oriented, manage time well, and can multi task successfully.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.
  • Ability to critically think, understand data, extract insight and take action to resolve exceptions.

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