Routing and Logistics Specialist (Dispatcher)

US-IL-Elgin
4 days ago
Job ID
2017-1228
# of Openings
1
Category
Dispatch

Overview

PetroChoice, a leading distributor of lubricants, oils, fluids, and greases is currently recruiting a Routing and Logistics Specialist (Dispatcher) for our Elgin, IL location due to growth. Our history is marked by consistent growth and expansion, which has significantly widened our scope of experience and capabilities as a lubricant distributor.  Our mission is to provide lubrication solutions that create value for our customers. We will realize this mission through our commitment to our employees as well as to the highest standards of service, quality, integrity, and safety.

We are a premier distributor of lubricants and services to thousands of companies in many states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska among others. In fact, we distribute and offer our services from more than 50 locations in 32 states every day and include top brands of oils, greases, and other lubricants.

 

The typical hours for this position are 7AM to 4PM but the hours may vary for this position.

 

We offer a competitive starting salary, comprehensive benefit package, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, company paid life insurance, company paid long term disability and 401K. EOE

Click the apply button to apply or visit www.petrochoice.com to see all of our current openings!

Responsibilities

Include but are not limited to the following. All work is to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with company standards. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Prepares a daily delivery schedule utilizing the electronic routing system and ensures efficient deliveries by applying knowledge of customer schedules, peak delivery times and alternate routes.
  • Works with Operations/Facility Managers/Customer Service and determines daily driver staffing needs to ensure timely deliveries; utilizes route optimization to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Applies knowledge of service area(s) to dispatch sufficient coverage and applies knowledge of delivery vehicle operation capacity to ensure delivery schedules are met.
  • Applies knowledge of customer deliveries and driver credentials in order to assign the appropriate driver and vehicle.
  • Monitors the daily delivery orders and allocates inventory to customers in a manner that best meets company and customer needs.
  • Reviews the vehicle GPS tracking system and documents route deviations from the scheduled routes established by the electronic routing system on a daily basis.
  • Resolves delivery problems that require immediate attention.
  • Exercises independent judgment in determining routes to ensure efficient and the most effective delivery routes in delivering product to customers.
  • Coordinates and communicates route information and planning to drivers.
  • Assigns, directs, and supervises drivers’ daily schedules.
  • Coordinates remote tank monitoring and adjustment of delivery intervals.
  • Ensures receipt of order check-in and delivery ticket return verification.
  • Reviews backorders and recommends inventory stocking level adjustments as necessary to ensure proper product availability for delivery.
  • Provides manifests and loading instructions to warehouse personnel as needed.
  • Provides Operations/Facility Manager with performance results for drivers, including items such as correctly delivering product and following dispatcher’s instructions.
  • Review and recommend policy and procedure changes and implement same.      
  • Travel to facilities, including overnight travel, as needed.
  • Participates in work teams, including ones where contributions are made to the refinement of procedures and company policies.

 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and managing product movement to our customers in accordance with the policies and procedures of PetroChoice. Responsible for ensuring service to our customers that is well balanced with productivity and efficiency of our operation.
  • Responsible for interpretation and application of company policies, programs and Mission/Vision/Values.
  • Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills are critical.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:

  • Leadtime violations / On Time Delivery
  • Run-outs
  • % Delivery Target
  • Driver Overtime
  • Daily volume per truck
  • Organization/Orderliness
  • Accuracy
  • Communication
  • Courtesy and Professionalism
  • Flexibility

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Must be able to perform with minimal or no supervision.

 

Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from college or university; or at least two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be fluent in the use of computers and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other report writing and project planning software. Experience with Roadnet is preferred.

 

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public.

 

Math Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of geometry and algebra. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee must be able to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is mostly required to sit; occasionally required to stand or walk.

 

 

EOE

 

 

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