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Dispatcher

Company: Stella-Jones Inc.
Location: Silver Springs
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

"Where our people and our products are essential"

Stella-Jones is North America's leading producer of industrial pressure-treated wood products. Responding to the vital infrastructure needs of our economy, we manufacture and distribute railway ties, utility poles, residential lumber and industrial wood products across the continent. Stella-Jones recruits team members who embody our core values and desire an environment where growth is inspired, dedication is recognized, and achievement is rewarded. Our ever-expanding footprint provides a great prospect for career advancement as we seek to develop our emerging leaders.

Stella-Jones is seeking a qualified Dispatcher for our Silver Springs, NV location. This role is responsible for effective communications with transportation suppliers, internal company and external company customers. Coordinates transportation and delivery of products to ensure low cost, quality service, and on-time delivery. In this position, the right candidate is energetic, professional, a quick learner and has proven organizational skills. This position contributes to a team that is focused on accuracy, timeliness, and managing all the details.

Responsibilities:

* Responsible for dispatching drivers/in-out bound carriers as need to supply on-time, cost effective service and coordinate with customer service, drivers, yard coordinators, and driver supervisor.
* Responsible for optimizing delivery routes for drivers before each shift. Looks for opportunities in efficiencies throughout the operation, delivery, yard and reports monthly on feedback and suggestions for improvement.
* Track truck movements to assure we have a method of monitoring on-time pick up and on-time delivery.
* Communicate and resolve issues, problems and concerns with drivers and customers as it relates to service deliveries, claims, directions, driver paperwork, DOT, permits and other issues.
* Look for opportunities to use combined company drivers and contracted carriers to minimize freight costs.
* Defines high volume one and two-way freight lanes and works to develop advantageous sourcing strategies for each specific freight lane.
* Participates and contributes to company safety program.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

* Education: High School Diploma or GED.
* Experience: 2-4 years relevant transportation and dispatching experience, including shipping/receiving and inventory in a manufacturing setting.
* Ability to work tactfully with transportation carriers, accounting, data processing and sales personnel.
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
* Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
* To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, spreadsheet software, database software, word processing software, and presentation software.
* Ability to work independently or as part of the team.

Employee Benefits:

As a Stella-Jones employee, you will have access to excellent benefits and incentives including:

* The security of working for a company designated as an essential workplace
* Comprehensive total benefits package
* Several company-paid benefits including:
* Dental and Vision coverage
* Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) policies
* Long-Term Disability Coverage
* Access to a robust employee assistance program


* Competitive compensation
* Annual bonus program opportunity
* 401(k) savings plan with generous Company match (150% on the first 4% deferred)
* Paid time off and holidays
* Career advancement opportunities
* Ability to purchase Company stock

Keywords: Stella-Jones Inc., Sparks , Dispatcher, Professions , Silver Springs, Nevada

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