Coordinator Dispatch in Lawrenceville, VA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

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At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like plants....in the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family… the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We’re looking for a Coordinator, Dispatcher to assist in the overall operation of our distribution department in Lawrenceville, VA!


If you enjoy a fast-paced, high energy 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 private fleet freight and contracted fleet, including planning and scheduling loads, dispatching drivers and maintaining minimum daily load volume. This position is critical in ensuring timely and cost effective delivery of products to distribution centers and customers. The position is responsible to work closely with other dispatchers and Distribution centers to coordinate matching loads and reducing empty miles. The position directly impacts distribution cost to the company.

In this role you will:

• Coordinate Scotts private fleet and contracted carriers freight ensuring maximum efficiency as well as timely deliveries.

  • Negotiates freight rates with contract carriers.

• Maintain and processes all necessary records and paperwork to ensure that private fleet is in compliance with state, federal and local regulations. Confirm and/or process orders and bills of lading.

  • Schedule pick up and delivery appointments.

• Monitor and update locations and ETA’s of drivers, ensuring timely deliveries.

• Main points of contact to ensure driver’s professional needs are met.

  • Respond to customer request efficiently and thoroughly
  • Advise customers on delivery scheduling and order problems;
  • Coordinate return loads for private fleet ro reduce empty miles

• Cross train and fill in the general office duties such as third party trucking dispatch, production entry fill in, inventory posting fill in or other general tasks as needed.

• Identify gaps in available internal freight that will need external freight to fill driver capacity.

  • 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

  • Knowledge of state, local and federal DOT regulations
  • Knowledge of office procedures.
  • SAP Experience

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

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands. Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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. For information on how to become an approved vendor please see our Third Party Agency notification on our career portal.

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