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Senior Transportation Planner


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Stepan Company is seeking an International Transportation Planner to join our Logistics team in Northbrook, IL. In this role, you will report to the North America Import Export Operations Manager. 

The International Transportation Planner plans, coordinates and schedules air and ocean shipments for internal and external customers to meet company, customer and customs shipping requirements, while maintaining regulatory compliance and striving to meet service and cost optimization objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
• Transportation Load Planning
• Export/Import Transportation Execution
• Carrier Performance Measurement
• Transportation Cost Analytics
• Carrier Relationship Management


• Hazmat General Awareness Training Certificate required
• Chemical Industry Experience preferred
• Ability to balance multiple priorities and manage time appropriately
• Knowledge of ocean and drayage carrier operations
• Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships
• Excellent attention to detail
• Creative problem-solving skills
• Motivated to drive continuous improvements


• Bachelor’s Degree preferred



Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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