Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day. Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace. Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today's gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders.
The Dispatcher assists the Office Manager in the overall operation of our facility. If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Dispatcher for Scotts Miracle-Gro at our Marysville, WA plant. On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for the execution of all plant activities related to freight, including production scheduling, dispatching trucks, negotiating freight rates with contract carriers. This position is critical in ensuring timely and cost effective delivery of products to customers. The position directly impacts distribution cost to the company.This position has considerable impact upon the plant's contribution to the Growing Media division's overall performance and customer relations.
In this role you will:
Coordinate Scotts and Growing Media freight ensuring maximum efficiency as well as timely deliveries.
Negotiate freight rates with contract carriers.
Maintain and processes all necessary records and paperwork to ensure that private fleet as well as contract carriers are in compliance with state, federal and local regulations. Confirm and/or process orders and bills of lading.
Advise customers on delivery scheduling and order problems; develop production schedules in conjunction with the Production Supervisor; work with production personnel and other Growing Media Plants to coordinate shipments; responds to inquiries from customers, truck drivers, corporate personnel, etc.
Cross train and fill in the general office duties such as scale operation, AP fill in, production entry fill in, inventory posting fill in or other general tasks as needed.
Perform special projects and other office duties as requested.
The perfect person will have:
A High School Diploma
Two years experience in a traffic or freight related field.
Previous experience dispatching trucks
Microsoft Office and computer skills
Other nice to haves:
Strong leadership and communication skills
The ability to manage multiple priorities at once with a strong customer service orientation
Prior Negotiation experience
Knowledge of state, local and federal DOT regulations
Knowledge of office procedures.
Temp to hire
Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. During this year's flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe. As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities. We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.
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Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.
Posting ID: 588104783Posted: 2020-11-19