Specialist, Dispatch Operations in Wright City, MO at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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 marker through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace


We currently have an opening for a Dispatch Operations Specialist. This position is responsible of all plant activities related to freight, including production scheduling, dispatching trucks, negotiating freight rates with contract carriers. This position is critica 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.


Key Worked Performed

  • Coordinates Scotts and Growing Media freight ensuring maximum efficiency as well as timely deliveries.

  • Negotiates freights rates with contract carriers.

  • Maintains 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. Confirms and/or processes orders and bills of lading.

  • Advises customers on delivery scheduling and order problems; develops production schedules in conjunction with Production Supervisor; works with production personnel and other Growing Media Plants to coordinate shipments; responds to inquiries from customers, truck drivers, corporate personnel, etc.

  • Performs special projects and other office duties as requested.

  • Will also be asked to 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Two years experience in a traffic or freight related field. Previous experience dispatching trucks, preferred.

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

  • Skills and Abilities: Good oral and written communications skills and strong leadership skills are required. Must be detail-oriented. Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities at once and strong customer service orientation. Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers and calculate percentages. Must have the computer skills, experience with Microsoft Excel is preferred.


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

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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