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Network Planning Supervisor

Morris Road Location Primary Location: ALPHARETTA, GA - United States Facility Morris Road Location Job ID 205054 Zip Code 30005
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The Network Planning Supervisor develops volume, flow and network design plans in support of Network Planning activity. He/She provides data for air and surface network planning and participates in the development of transportation planning models. The Network Planning Supervisor also manages the proof of concept, pilot testing, and implementation of proven planning models. This position evaluates strategic transportation network opportunities to determine best alternatives for the organization. He/She conducts network analyses summarizing changes in cost, service, and volume levels to determine impacts of various scenarios on transportation networks. The Network Planning Supervisor conducts alternative analysis and makes solution recommendations. This position coordinates input and communication with stakeholders to ensure project goals meets corporate visions.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develops proactive and analytically driven network planning processes to improve quality of planning and operational efficiency
  • Uses various corporate planning and modeling tools to develop network designs, reviews and verify costs, and conducts transportation network alternative scenarios
  • Extracts and validates volume and schedules information from various sources
  • Analyzes large amounts of raw data and produces workable files to be used in the modeling process
  • Prepares reports for senior level Transportation management for operation review
  • Serves as liaison for transportation data management to include data set validation, data repository visibility, and quality utilizing analytical tools (e.g., Excel, Access or SQL)
  • Coordinates enterprise-wide programs to ensure proper alignment of products, systems, technology, and geographies for support of overall organizational goals
  • Coordinates with operations to implement transportation network plans
  • Maintains consistent and thorough communications with manager and other stakeholders
  • Collaborates with UPS stakeholders to troubleshoot system, operational and service inefficiencies, and to create planned solutions that result in improved network performance

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates a general understanding of ways to identify and measure the current needs of the customer or business; uses the business need to help define the project’s requirements
  • Specifies facts, research, and perspectives necessary to make projections; analyzes statistics and qualitative information within specified parameters; researches trends and conditions used to make projections
  • Demonstrates understanding of implementation objectives, project plan, and one's role within a project; participates in the implementation of a project; provides timely, thorough, and concise updates for area of responsibility; identifies areas of risk and properly communicates them to the project manager
  • Demonstrates an understanding of basic project planning processes, including planning action items and resources.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of risk management fundamentals
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of supply chain concepts; identifies issues within a supply chain
  • Recognizes the basic impact of technology on UPS business, services, and processes; identifies technological barriers in achieving desired objectives; maintains appropriate breadth and depth of technological knowledge for current work assignment
  • Describes the general impact of requirements, problems, or inefficiencies on other parts of the operation or processes; conducts basic analyses and identifies issues impacting the accuracy of data analysis
  • Uses basic engineering theories and principles; identifies findings from prior analyses and recommended solutions; identifies factors of production impacted by proposed changes
  • Experience using LPA tool to maintain accurate distributions and optimized load plans
  • Hands-on experience with Transportation Planning systems such as SEAS, NIS, LPA and FS

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law
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