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J.B. Hunt Transport Transportation Dispatcher in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Job Opening ID:

00328454 Transportation Dispatcher (Open)

Job Title:

Transportation Dispatcher

Department:

Supply Chain

Country:

United States of America

State/Province:

Michigan

City:

Grand Rapids

Full/Part Time:

Full time

Job Summary:

Final Mile Services specializes in professional and cost effective final mile deliveries throughout the United States. With over 100 distribution centers nationwide and 1 million square feet of warehouse space, we are able to provide commercial, business to business and home delivery services. Our solutions range from jobs site deliveries for construction and remodeling projects to retail and home deliveries including appliances, furniture, mattresses and many other products. Our network is growing and we are flexible to fit every client’s need.

Job Description:

Under routine supervision, this position is responsible for scheduling, dispatching, and resolving problems for our drivers, contractors, and/or carriers. This position requires you to have exceptional proactive communication skills with internal and external customers including resolving issues with timely pick up and delivery, check calls, activity documentation, and overall promoting a professional workplace attitude in a fast paced environment.

Schedule:

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30am - 7:00pm

Hourly Rate: $16.50

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move and lift up to 50 lbs. with the assistance of a furniture dolly and/or hand-truck.

Minimum Qualification:

  • High School Diploma/GED with 3-4 years of Transportation/Logistics experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of relevant professional experience OR 4-5 years of experience in the Transportation/Logistics industry

  • Ability to process information with high levels of accuracy

  • Anticipate, recognize, and deal effectively with existing or potential conflicts at the individual, group, or situation level

  • Ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment

  • Ability to adapt to changing environments

  • Establish and maintain healthy working relationships with clients, vendors, and peers

  • Ability to meet or exceed team/driver needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner

  • Effective communication skills.

Responsibilities:

• Responsible for professional, timely, and effective internal and external driver interaction via phone calls and system messages, by building and maintaining a positive attitude to strengthen driver engagement in order to minimize turnover and improve driver satisfaction and productivity.

• Responsible for driver load monitoring, including resolving any issues that may affect the scheduled times for pickup or delivery, while proactively communicating to the affected customers. These problems normally include truck mechanical problems, traffic or weather issues, or customer directed shipment changes.

• Maintains the company safety culture to include daily safety messages, monthly driver briefings, and help enforce company policies to ensure DOT compliance and company requirements are being met.

• Ability to efficiently assign loads on driver to maximize profitability, customer satisfaction, and driver retention for assigned market areas. Including monitoring ongoing freight optimization based on current loads in progress.

• Maintain driver detention time and manage equipment through effective communication and planning in order to improve operational efficiency and profitability.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Bachelors: Business Administration/Management, Bachelors: Business Communications, GED (Required), High School (Required)

Work Experience:

Transportation/Logistics

Certifications:

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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.”

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

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Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.

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