United States, Madison Heights, MI, Adhesive Technologies

Logistics Planner


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Work within Henkel’s Transportation Management System (TMS) planning and tendering loads based on routing and financial parameters – become a TMS expert
  • Interpret, refine, and leverage TMS optimization applications to save money on freight spend
  • Track and trace activities to ensure optimal carrier service (use FourKites software to monitor for late shipments)
  • Solve day-to-day shipment issues, including reconsignment, expedites, etc.
  • Provide proactive communication on potential service failures and field requests for status updates on critical shipments (monitor and reply to group email status requests)
  • Build and maintain carrier relationships to support the various business needs
  • Hold carriers accountable for cost, service, and capacity commitments
  • Collaborate with other Henkel functional areas as needed to achieve customer satisfaction (Customer Service, Plant Operations, Supply Planning, etc.)
  • Work on projects as required (individually and as part of a group)
  • Analyze shipment data to suggest freight cost savings projects
  • Build/maintain relationships with key stakeholders both inside and outside of Henkel


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Logistics (Supply Chain) or Business
  • Minimum 3+ years of Logistics or Supply Chain shipment planning experience 
  • Strong experience in a multi-modal transportation environment (Full TL, LTL, Parcel, Bulk)
  • Previous experience using a modern TMS strongly preferred (MercuryGate, BluJay, JDA, etc.)
  • Ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work some off hours to support/resolve shipment issues in transit
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving methodologies
  • Must be able to handle a high volume of work
  • Proficiency in Outlook and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP preferred
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work comfortably in a collaborative team environment

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: 20007102
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067