Route Planner I at United Natural Foods Inc in Providence, Rhode Island

Posted in Purchasing - Procurement 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Drive delivery efficiencies using routing software to optimize fleet utilization and cost.  Provide exceptional customer service through planning optimal routes and meeting customer commitments. 


  • Responsible for efficient processing of daily routes and special deliveries for regional DC’s utilizing RoadNet 

  • Maintain daily routing processes and procedures.

  • Validates all orders drop into RoadNet

  • Analyzes routes for efficiencies

  • Review routes for max cube and potential route reductions

  • Plan backhauls in most efficient manner and communicate them with DC

  • Ensure all routing is DOT compliant

  • Releases routes to warehouse for batching

  • Perform to expected level of router KPI’s to be determined by Management

  • Additional work as assigned.


Education/ Certifications: (Required & Preferred)

  • Associate’s Degree and/or equivalent related experience.


  • 2 related experience.

  • Transportation experience preferred


  • Understanding of DOT hours of service guidelines

  • Strong knowledge of geography

Skills/ Abilities:

  • Understands procedures in other areas of the transportation department for a more global comprehension of all processes

  • Competent in Microsoft Office

  • Capability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Some travel may be required

  • Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment

  • Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. 

  • Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday

  • Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job duties

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.