SpartanNash Dispatcher/Route Analyst in Byron Center, Michigan
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SpartanNash is an equal opportunity employer (minorities/women/disabled/veterans)
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Responsible for ensuring on-time, safe and efficient delivery of product to customer locations. This is accomplished by scheduling and directing drivers to ensure department efficiency, on-time and safe delivery to retail customers, monitoring all routes for customer orders, analyzing delivery data and customer service levels and making appropriate adjustments to meet customer needs.
Bachelor's Degree (Required) Logistics
Supply Chain Management or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Three years experience in logistics/transportations/or supply chain operations.
Familiarity with dispatch software (CAMS), routing software (JDA) and on-board computers (Omnitracs, Cadec) preferred
Responsibilities and Essential Duties
Understand labor scheduling process and work schedules to achieve maximum retail service within available DOT hours by making specific driver and tractor assignments.
Monitor driver logs for compliance with break times; partner cross-functionally on DOT compliance (i.e., DOT physical re-certifications, drivers license renewals, random drug screenings, paperwork completion).
Sort and route customer loads, same day and next day delivery as well as backhauls through the routing and scheduling software system.
Communicate with drivers and customers regarding concerns, delays, changes and resolve as necessary.
Assign daily work assignments and hold associates accountable to perform these activities in adherence with the labor contract. Coach, counsel, and train associates on proper methods and procedures to ensure completion of the job in a satisfactory manner.
Document associate activities according to procedure and participate as necessary in the progressive discipline process. Assist supervisor with union grievances, contractual adherence, and associate concerns.
Ensure daily and weekly reports are completed timely. Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) for effectiveness. Make recommendations to ensure financial and service goals are met.
Analyze customer delivery schedules working with cross functional teams to ensure most cost efficient routes and load density goals are achieved.
Communicate and coordinate routing activities with customer service, MIS, dispatch, warehouse and customers as needed. Work with customer service to coordinate special deliveries, add-ons, backhauls, store requests for delivery changes, transfers to and from locations, etc. Ensure that all customer communication is logged timely and accurately.
Review all fleet equipment and person on-the-job injury accidents with supervisor and safety compliance manager. Participate in investigations as required. Complete and distribute reports and recommendations of findings, prevention and/or disciplinary action.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
Knowledge, Skills Abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to develop positive working relationships with both internal and external customers. Strong organizational, prioritization, analytical and multi-tasking skills. Strong decision-making, problem solving and time management skills. Ability to work under pressure with strict timelines. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Experience with labor agreements preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to an office environment and/or distribution or retail setting and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment varies; office and retail setting may be low to moderate; distribution center setting may be moderate to high.
General office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.)