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Distribution Planner I

Distribution Planner I

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The Linde Group is known as one of the world leaders in gases, engineering and healthcare.  We operate in more than 100 countries across the globe and generated revenue of 17.9 billion euro in 2015.  But what makes us great is our people because they make great things happen.  Linde employees take pride in what they do because they know it makes a real difference to our customers.  They are empowered to turn a challenge into an opportunity to learn and grow.  This is how they take the lead, every day.


Linde is currently seeking a Distribution Planner I to join the team in the Stewartsville, New Jersey area.


Purpose of the Position:

  • This position oversees all Bulk Scheduling of liquefied gases such as Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide in a Geographic Region of Domestic U.S. 
  •  Providing a team leadership role, the Distribution Planner serves as the main point of contact for all customer operations requiring Linde products, coordinates all scheduling activity and monitors customer product inventory levels daily via systems used at the National Operations Center, Stewartsville, NJ.
  • This position works closely with the Sales Organization, Supply Field Locations Management, CES and Logistics in the development of a team service approach to servicing Linde customers.


  • Planning and Organizing
    • Uses GOLD to determine forecasted customer demand, schedule deliveries to avoid service interruptions at the lowest costs with the greatest utilization of assets and payloads
    • Identifies, develops and drives best practice initiatives inside the NSC with Sales and Operations
    • Performs assigned work following best practice procedures
    • Works with GOLD KPI’s and other scorecards to maximize continuous improvement efforts
    • Manages and maintains all local customer data for working patterns, access times and usage rates to ensure an accurate forecast
    • Works with Distribution Planning Manager, Sales, and local supply teams to regularly evaluate most efficient way to manage customer demand and location resources
    • Maintain all customer care and Tel-tank notes in GOLD for off hours coverage and internal use
    • Utilize the PeopleNet system to communicate effectively with assigned driver resources


  • Day to Day Operations
    • Manages daily customer demand with plants or daily dispatch for the geographic team
    • Works to identify and resolve customers or location issues
    • Works with location and NSC management using the systems provided at the NSC, monitors all internal and external levels of service and key performance indicators (KPIs) used in the measurement of customer satisfaction
    • Work closely with the account representatives and location management, plant operations and logistics within a region to collaborate regularly on a range of customer priorities, implications and initiatives
    • On-call for after hours coverage support, when business needs demand attention


  • Additional Accountabilities
    • Fosters a positive team environment
    • Meets team KPI’s
    • Assist in the meeting Regional sales and profit goals through delivery of customer service and cost targets
    • Assist in the delivery of Linde Safety goals
    • Perform as part of the field’s Regional Distribution management team



  • Bachelor Degree - Business, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management discipline preferred



  • Prior transportation experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to work in a busy call center environment with changing tasks and a continuous workflow
  • Previous location dispatch experience a plus
  • As this is a development position, willingness to relocate to a field location is a plus
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Good Analytical Skills
  • Strong Math Skills
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Capable of working efficiently with automated systems 


Linde offers excellent salaries, world-class benefits, and unparalleled opportunities for development - all to create an invigorating and satisfying environment.


Join a World Leading Team Today!


Linde is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws.