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Drivers Desk Officer, Dispatch, Road US in Puyallup at DSV

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

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Job Description

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at www.dsv.com 

Location: Puyallup, WA

SUMMARY

The Driver Desk Officer plays a vital role in interacting with our drivers and our customers. They manage driver delivery schedules to ensure pickup/deliveries remain on schedule, while providing exceptional customer service and displaying professional communication skills at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage driver delivery schedules, pick-ups and deliveries for a fleet of up to 50 drivers and trucks.
  • Manages employee retention, compliance and safety. Escalates issues to manager when appropriate.
  • Schedules and communicates expectations to drivers.  Including: pick up/delivery time schedules/location and on time expectations.
  • Effectively Monitors Company utilization regarding assets: daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.
  • Provides clean, consistent, and professional communication to internal and external customers.
  • Independently manages and maintains all accessorial charges to schedule including, but not limited to company compensation programs. 
  • Utilize various sources of communication for scheduling; including: internet, e-mail and company satellite phone system.
  • Actively accepts accountability for tracking and communicating appropriate information related to customer loads and resolves problems.
  • Provides coverage for co-workers when necessary or instructed by management.
  • Arrives promptly and prepared to perform duties effectively.
  • Audit all documentation for completeness and accuracy.
  • Familiar with D.O.T. regulations and hours of service.
  • Exhibits exceptional skill regarding project management and problem solving skills.
  • Promotes the DSV Road brand.
  • Above all, leads by example, motivates and supports co-workers, Integrates and promotes the Company Values into daily actions and interactions (Integrity, Innovation, Teamwork, Dedication, and Respect).

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (IF ANY)

  • Manages:  Job board of up to 50 Class A CDL Drivers, trucks, and trailers.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2 years’ experience in Dispatcher or similar role.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designation

  • NONE

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Computer Skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, WORD & Outlook)

Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, and verbal).

Mathematical Skills

  • Intermediate

Other Skills

  • Position requires highly developed organizational and people skills. 
  • Good communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive business relationships with carriers, drivers and internal personnel.
  • Ability to coordinate, plan and route all inbound and outbound freight. 
  • Requires the ability to solve problems, dispatch trucks, track loads and provide excellent customer service. 
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple duties concurrently and maintain attention to detail.
  • Quality drive and results oriented.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be a 'team player”
  • Working knowledge of material that the company handles and the services offered.
  • Must have availability to work a variety of shifts: days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays if a business need requires.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

  • Associates degree preferred
  • Intermodal transportation experience a plus.
  • 2-3 years Logistic industry or distribution industry a plus.
  • Prior experience with ICC software- AS/400.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.    Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. May require physical effort associated with using the computer to access information, or occasional standing, walking, lifting needed to carry out everyday activities.  Travel may be required for this role domestically.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle

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