DHL Global Forwarding is looking for a new team member as Load planner in Machelen/Grimbergen.

As load planner for this position, you will be working for our client Caterpillar. Caterpillar produces large cranes, which are purchased by dealers selling them to construction firms. When a crane is ordered by a dealer, the crane will be transported by sea (organized by DHL colleagues in Kallo-Antwerp) and then by truck. As load planner you will be in charge of following up several dealers and make sure the cranes get to the dealers and/or customers.

Your tasks:

       Execution of load planning (manual or in TMS) of truck transport from the European sources & European ports focusing on fastest possible delivery against projected cost and closely chasing carrier performance on visibility and on time delivery

       Network planning for European deliveries (truck, shortsea), balancing transit time and cost

       High quality dealer communication in DOCS related to truck and shortsea moves in the European network. Overall communication in English.. additional languages are a plus.

       Operations management of forwarders and carriers, i.e. active follow up of acceptance, ETA, pick up & delivery of truck moves in the European network.

       Define and support RCCA in case of failures

       Initiate and follow up on spot quote requests & Permit pre-alerts

       Communication/coordination with the shipping floors,  GSC, TLM, freight forwarder & carrier

       Carrier forecasts and capacity planning

       Proactive management of quality holds or other disruptions in the network

       Help to resolve data quality issues (missing data in TMS etc)

Your Profile:


       Bachelor degree in transportation or logistics

       Analytical mindset

       Knowledge of Dutch and English

       Proactive, customer minded attitude, “Can do” mentality and look for opportunities rather than focusing on problems.

We offer you:

  • A competitive salary package with extra-legal benefits
  • The possibility to improve your skills with our training programs
  • Working hours: 08u30-12u30 & 13u00-17u00 (30’ break)
  • Practical: You will be working in Machelen and Grimbergen. When you will be trained enough to work independently, home working will be possible.