Shipper / Load Planner

Giftcraft - Brampton, ON (23 days ago)

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We are looking to hire a full-time Load Planner to plan and carry out all aspects of the freight transportation process (including physical work) while meeting the compliance and cost requirements according to standards, utilizing approved transportation carriers, routed to minimize traveled miles and maximize product on the trailer.

This job is hands-on; it combines physically loading trailers while also reducing shipping time, expediting routes, and maximizing efficiency of loads for all pick up and deliveries.


We’re a team of highly-creative, highly-determined and highly-successful industry leaders working together to expand our footprint in the areas of design, manufacturing and distribution of Lifestyle, Fashion, Decor, Giftware, Health, Wellness and Gourmet products.

For over 70 years, Giftcraft has been synonymous with quality, trendsetting designs, and best-in-class sales & service across North America.

Today we have a network of more than 25,000 independent, specialty and marque retailers throughout North America, and we proudly boast a growing number of award-winning exclusive brands under the Giftcraft umbrella including:

Fashion: Charlie Paige™ and Yo Sox™

Flavorful Gourmet Products: For Tea’s Sake and Hint Mint™

Health & Wellness for the Body & Home: Earth Luxe™.

We take great pride in the culture we have established and beyond purely technical skills, we look for passion, innovation and creativity in every new hire. It is this ethos which has made Giftcraft a top employer, earning us numerous awards including one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and CANGIFT Large Supplier of the year.


  • Load Trailers hand bombing Loose cartons and pallets with pallet jack
  • Ensure delivery windows are met for customer deliveries.
  • Verify and input account information, and establish and maintain standard routing criteria as needed.
  • Experience in rate shopping selecting appropriate carriers based on cost and delivery standards.
  • Experience in shipping processes for both collect and prepaid
  • Co-ordinate and route vendor pickups or cross docks where applicable
  • Ensure timely communication to other departments as required and pickup information given to the afternoon team
  • Maintain Routing software
  • Maintain Customer Routing Guides
  • Follow up with Team Leader regarding issues or feedback
  • Designate appropriate equipment to routes (trailers)
  • Co-ordinate with warehouse on skid building, product staging and load mapping
  • Ensure health and safety procedures and guidelines are adhered to
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 2 years previous shipping /loading of trailers in a Distribution environment required
  • Must have experience and be familiar with transport documents
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a diverse environment
  • Proficient with computer programs –Dispatch System preferred, Word and Excel required.
  • Must be able to exercise initiative, multi-task and work well as part of a team in a high stress environment; punctual and dependable
  • To be able to work shifts Mon – FRI 6:30am – 3:30pm

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.40 to $20.90 /year


  • Dispatching: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Load Planning: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Brampton, ON (Preferred)


  • English (Required)