Dispatcher - Chester, SC in Chester, SC at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

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Job Description

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. ​

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. 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.



What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with discounted generic prescriptions and wellness incentive program.

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program.

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous vacation day policy.

  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.

COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER!

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

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.

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