Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy
  • Brattleboro, VT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

401(k), PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, and Free Yogurt


This is a newly created position at Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy and requires a strong background in transportation logistics, routing, dispatching, freight brokering and freight rate analysis. The role will report up through the Supply Chain Manager and provide support to the customer service department by ensuring availability of service providers. This job description may not be all inclusive and may be revised at any time deemed necessary.

Job Requirements

  • Plan and coordinate inbound and outbound delivery schedules. Manage and resolve daily carrier service issues, failures and delays. As necessary, point person for freight claims process.
  • Communicate with the carriers on delivery optimization opportunities, along with reporting and tracking KPI's for service.
  • Manage, track and analyze spend across all aspects of freight costs, including demurrage and detention costs. Develop solutions to reduce costs, including fee negotiation, suggesting alternate delivery options, etc
  • Build and maintain effective contacts/relationships with existing and potential outside freight providers.
  • Support, track and execute the RFQ process with regional carriers, freight brokers and logistics providers, in order to minimize costs and meet service targets.
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain Manager to identify and qualify new transportation providers for both inbound and outbound deliveries. Provide analytical lane data and participate in transportation vendor negotiations.
  • Provide financial and shipment reports to internal stakeholders. Prepare monthly reporting to facilitate improved logistical spend and to identify potential savings.
  • Analyze historical and RFQ data to improve pricing models for new business costing. Coordinate with sales, sales finance and operations finance to cost out new/updated customer and item scenarios.
  • Drive continuous improvement by identifying ways to streamline processes.
  • Problem solve and design creative solutions for CWD's transportation network, facilitate implementation of change.
  • Analyze large sets of data and effectively communicate learnings to management.
  • Maintain effective relationships with key internal/external stakeholders. Continuously improve the solutions we provide.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Prior experience in FTL and LTL transportation, supply chain management, freight brokerage, or logistics industry required
  • Associate's degree or commensurate experience (Bachelor's degree in Transportation/Logistics or Supply Chain Management, preferred) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of (3) years of dispatching, load tendering, freight brokering or related experience in the transportation industry required
  • Strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and negotiation skills
  • Must be willing and able to function in a team environment
  • Ideal candidates are customer centric, self-motivated, detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational skills
  • Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • Possess strong computer skills, including Excel, Microsoft Word and Power Point

SQF Requirements

 

  • It is required to wear food safety/sanitation clothing when entering the production facility.
  • This position necessitates conformance to personal hygiene regulations.
  • Report food safety problems to personal with authority to initiate action.
  • Ensure all programs are being upheld and documentation is current.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

 

  • Currently this job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/of ability required.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Associate's degree or commensurate experience (Bachelor's degree in Transportation/Logistics or Supply Chain Management, preferred) or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of (3) years of dispatching, load tendering, freight brokering or related experience in the transportation industry required

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Mathematical skills should are required to manage, track and analyze spend across all aspects of freight costs, including demurrage and detention costs. Develop solutions to reduce costs, including fee negotiation, suggesting alternate delivery options, etc

REASONING ABILITY

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and negotiation skills 
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Typical fast pace office environment.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Must be able to work with others;
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks effectively;
  • Must be able to organize work;
  • Must be able to maintain good relations with co-workers;
  • Must maintain professional attitude;
  • Must show courtesy to co-workers, customers, relatives of employees, and others with whom contact occurs.
  • Any other duties assigned by management.

 

SAFETY: Obey all safety rules.

 

REMARKS: the above job description is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all of his or her duties.

 

EEO: Commonwealth Dairy is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

 

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