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Planner and Dispatcher

Company: Brakebush Brothers, Inc
Location: Thomasville
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Planner & DispatcherLocation: Thomasville, NCReports to: Operations SupervisorJob Class.: Salaried, Exempt, Full-TimeRelocation: Assistance available if neededSummary: The Planner & Dispatcher supports company objectives with critical thinking and excellent communication skills. The position is responsible for coordinating safe, efficient, and cost-effective transportation operations that meets the needs and standards of Brakebush.Check out our Transportation website: Brakebush Brothers, Inc.:We recently became a Great Place to Work certified company!Since 1925, our privately owned and U.S. operated family business fulfils its mission to exceed customer expectations with quality chicken products at competitive prices and provide a safe and quality work environment for our employees, consisting of competitive wages, great benefits, and optimum working conditions.Brakebush Brothers, Inc. currently has four locations. Our original plant in Westfield, WI is a further processing plant that houses the corporate offices and our fleet, Brakebush Transportation, Inc. Our Wells, MN and Mocksville, NC are additional further processing facilities and the Irving, TX location is a raw portioning operation. Through high-capacity production lines and a national distribution network, we provide over 200 products for Foodservice, Industrial and National accounts across the United States.Brakebush takes pride in continuous improvement, learning and development of our employees at all levels, employee wellness initiatives and ongoing support of our community and charities.We offer amazing benefits:Medical/Dental/Vision, Flex Spending Account, Vacation and Holiday Time, 401(k) with Company Match, Life and AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement. Optional Additional Benefits: Short/Long Term Disability, Accidental Death Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Telemedicine Services Doctor and Nurse Line.Essential Functions: Provides support to our Drivers: The incumbent will be the primary contact for Drivers and responsible for scheduling that effectively utilizes each Driver to maximize both Driver satisfaction and truck profitability. Records and plans vacation and time-off requests from Drivers including notifying management and other departments. Utilizes resources to provide corrective feedback to Drivers when necessary. Processes drivers weekly trip envelopes to ensure accuracy for payroll. Provides logistical coordination: The incumbent will coordinate assignments of Drivers to schedules and equipment. Coordinate the assignment of Drivers to schedules and equipment. Communicate departure times and other necessary information to Drivers or outside carriers to provide service necessary to meet the needs of the customer. The incumbent will coordinate, plan, and execute freight movements to meet the storage needsof the Brakebush Mocksville. Coordinates the assignment of outside carriers to meet demand and required delivery schedules. Create and send corresponding Load Confirmation. Ensures accuracy on all paperwork generated for an outside carrier along with the ensuring the performance of the outside carrier. Supports the Transportation team. The incumbent will provide timely input of data into TMW (Truck Management Software) to facilitate freight and equipment movement, (accuracy is paramount in the entry and billing of all freight movements). The incumbent will make daily logistical decisions based upon product availability and customer demand. Executes backhaul decisions to maximize truck profitability and efficient Driver utilization. Maintains excellent working relationships with all internal and external departments and contacts. Cross trains to understand the responsibilities of other roles in the Transportation office to provide back-up coverage.Required Qualifications:1. At least one year of experience in the transportation and logistics field.2. Knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.3. Excellent customer service skills.4. A proactive problem solver with the ability to rapidly handle change in a fast-paced work environment.5. Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills.6. Experience in Microsoft Office Suite: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.Preferred Qualifications:1. Bachelor s or Associates degree in Business Administration or Logistics Management preferred.2. Strong geographical knowledge is helpful.3. Experience with TMW Software and PC Miler.Work Environment: The work environment is an office environment with standard temperatures and normal office noise levels.Physical Demands: This position would be primarily sitting with little to no lifting or other physical demands.Position Type: This is a full-time exempt position, 1st shift. Must be able and available to work overtime, including unscheduled days or hours, as necessary. Willingness to carry cell phone after-hours for emergency contact.Travel: Travel up to 5%.Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Brakebush Brothers, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in our hiring, training, or promotion policies. We will not discriminate against job applicants or employees for reasons of race, religion, color, sex, handicap, age, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by law.Successful completion of a pre-employment background check required.

Keywords: Brakebush Brothers, Inc, Winston-Salem , Planner and Dispatcher, Other , Thomasville, North Carolina

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