Specialist, Operations Walmart Dispatch in Vance, AL at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Vance, AL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/8/2018

Job Description

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 are looking for a Specialist, Operations Walmart Dispatch  who will grow at our Operations Facility in Vance, AL. 

The Dispatch Operations Specialist is responsible for 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.

Typical work may include but is not limited to:

  • 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.

The perfect person will have:

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

Some other nice to haves:

  • Knowledge of state, local regulations. Knowledge of office procedures.
  • 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. 

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchase 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 policy!

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

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network 

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.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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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