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Pactiv Transportation Planner in Lake Forest, Illinois

This position is for Pactiv, a company of Reynolds Group Holding Inc.


The Transportation Planner is a key part of Pactiv’s Supply Chain organization. In this role you will manage the transportation planning and execution of one or multiple shipping locations in our network. This will require an individual who is a self-starter, thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a “business owner” mentality. Pactiv is currently building a Center of Excellence for Transportation, while adopting best in class technology. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor! Come join a dynamic team and set the bar for excellence! Do you have what it takes?

Here’s what you’ll do…

  • Planning and tendering of loads based on routing and financial parameters

  • Track and trace activities to ensure optimal service

  • Build and maintain carrier relationships to support the business

  • Hold carriers accountable for cost, service and capacity commitments

  • Work with regional operations liaison(s) to ensure efficient and timely execution of loads

  • Provide proactive communication on service failures and field requests for status updates on critical shipments

  • Partner and collaborate with other functional areas as needed (Customer Service, Operations, Inventory Control, etc…)

  • Be part of a fun and dynamic team that likes to win!

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 3+ years of logistics/customer service experience

  • Knowledge of the transportation industry

  • Ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to work comfortably in a collaborative team environment

  • A “can do” attitude and the drive to back it up

Icing on the cake…

  • BA/BS in Logistics or Business

  • Knowledge of SAP

  • Experience with Transportation Management System applications (JDA preferred)

  • Experience with transportation visibility software (FourKites preferred)

  • Previous experience with Tableau

About Pactiv Evergreen Inc.:

Pactiv Evergreen Inc., the new powerhouse within the food and beverage packaging industry was formed in September 2020 following the merger of two great organizations; Pactiv LLC, the leading manufacturer of food and beverage packaging solutions in North America, and Evergreen Packaging LLC, the global leader in paper packaging solutions to include fresh beverage cartons. Together, we are Pactiv Evergreen Inc., the largest manufacturer of foodservice, food merchandising and fresh beverage cartons in North America, with market leading positions across a broad range of products in an essential industry. For more information, check us out online at

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847)482-4320 or email

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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