• Outbound Transportation Dispatcher / Planner

    Job Locations US-MN-New Brighton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/11/2019 1:29 PM)
    Category
    Transportation
    Company
    KeHE Distributors
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Requisition ID
    2019-3726
  • Overview

    Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

    Sound good?

    KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

    Primary Responsibilities

    The Outbound Transportation Dispatcher & Planner is accountable for planning customer orders, maximizing company assets, servicing the customer's expectations, and maintaining federal requirements.

    Essential Functions

    • Route and sequence orders for delivery, assuring optimum effectiveness and efficiency to meet changing business needs,
    • Effectively integrate new customers and routes into established business.
    • Analyze cost efficiency of existing route configurations on an ongoing basis implementing efficiency where appropriate.
    • Integrate 3rd party business.
    • Communicate with customers/sales as needed to assure optimum service levels.
    • Maintain software databases to support route picking, trailer/tractor tracking, and order processing.
    • Communicate and work as part of a team with other KeHE groups both inside and outside of Transportation to meet company objectives.
    • Coordinate and work with warehouse management to balance picking volume and address any Transportation driven issues.
    • Coach, train, and evaluate drivers . Address and resolve driver –related incidents.
    • Understand what is needed to maintain a safe driver environment
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain high levels of accuracy and assure compliance with company and other applicable policies and procedures.
    • Hours of work would be between 7am-4pm OR 8am-5pm

    Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

    • High School Diploma or G.E.D required.
    • Minimum of three (3) years previous transportation / logistics experience required.
    • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office platforms required.
    • Must have a fundamental knowledge of transportation and routing.
    • Must be analytical, results-oriented, self-directed, and have excellent time management skills.
    • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

    Qualifications / Additional Skills / Aptitude:

    • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree specializing in transportation preferred.
    • Previous experience optimizing freight movements utilizing optimization software preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, and be customer focused.
    • The ability to identify and resolve conflicts.
    • Process Improvement mindset.
    • Excellent problem solving, and strong research skills.

    Requisition ID

    2019-3726

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