Responsible for coordinating backhauls and returns for over-the-road fleet operations and outside carriers. Assist with the outbound dispatch planning process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinate all backhaul loads according to availability of trucks, amount of freight, and timing factors. Includes scheduling pickup and delivery appointments.
Responsible for ensuring back haul loads fit into the client's model for size, origin and compatibility with other freight.
Ensure that the client is compensated fairly for back haul loads. Negotiate rates to achieve maximum profitability.
Track and trace inbound shipments for delivery information for manufacturing facilities and Procurement.
Monitor detention time and other accessorials requested from carriers to minimize costs. Collaborate with Procurement to charge back Vendors for excessive accessorials.
Explore and/or solicit new opportunities to increase backhaul revenue.
Assist in researching and implementing new technology to assist Transportation operations.
Responsible for taking after-hours calls and emails and to propose solutions.
Assist with the coordination of materials needed for special events, off-site activities, donations and other company needs. Responsible for other duties assigned by supervision and management.
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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School degree required. Knowledge of DOT Driver Regulations and some knowledge of transportation management systems preferred.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of software to log driver hours-of-service, SAP, Excel, Word, E-mail, Voice mail, and the Internet.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where on limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
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
Job Status: Full Time