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Transportation Operations Coordinator, AM, Dispatch - Lakeland

Apply Job Req. ID 12004BR Date Posted 06/29/2020 Location Lakeland, Florida
  • supporting Transportation operations by processing inbound purchase orders (POs) and assigning them to the appropriate store delivery trip
  • assigning backhaul POs to outbound trips and creating backhaul appointments (vendor to Publix) in a time-sensitive manner to ensure that product is picked up by our Publix drivers in time to make scheduled deliveries into our Publix warehouses
  • reviewing and updating planned driver scheduling
  • reviewing and approving each Transportation Management System (TMS) load consolidation and routing session to validate session content and route accuracy
  • managing and maintaining all department and regulatory compliance related documentation
  • providing support and back-up duties of administrative and system support tasks in the department, including return centers for small Transportation Operation locations
  • editing and verifying all Driver Trip Sheets to ensure information is recorded properly and Publix truck drivers are accurately compensated for their work
  • reviewing the planned daily scheduling of delivery and pickup schedules to identify opportunities such as missing orders, inefficient routes, special delivery needs, temporary road closures, local events, etc.
  • the responsibilities listed on this posting are not intended to be all-inclusive and additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • at least 18 years old
  • have at least one year of experience working in distribution, transportation or an analytical field
  • have knowledge of software, systems, and applications used in the Transportation Operations
  • have knowledge of truck driver pay system (activity based compensation with engineered labor standards)
  • have knowledge of Federal DOT regulations
  • have knowledge of complex activity based engineered standards
  • have knowledge of Microsoft Windows applications
  • have knowledge of warehouse receiving operations and impact on transportation
  • have knowledge of payroll processes and worker’s compensation concepts
  • have knowledge or general office practices (typing, filing, phone etiquette, etc.)
  • ability to work flexible hours and be available on weekends or holidays
  • ability to work extended periods of time
  • ability to work independently
  • ability to be detailed-orientated
  • ability to act in a professional manner
  • ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information and matters
  • must be committed to our Safety Promise and treat each other with dignity and respect, which includes working safely for ourselves and others.
  • must be driven to provide excellence in customer service
  • willing to accept change and be a positive change agent
  • have problem solving skills
  • have communication skills
  • have analytical skills
  • have task-management and time-management skills
  • have negotiation and persuasion skills and
  • have leadership skills.
  • be able to successfully complete battery of Clerical & Microsoft Skills Tests (before his or her start date in the position)
Preferred Qualifications
  • current Lakeland Distribution associate
  • have an Associate’s Degree in Business, Transportation or a related field or equivalent experience and
  • have three years’ experience working in transportation
Frequency of Pay Weekly Hours of Work 6:00AM - 4:30PM; Rotating Days Year End Bonus To reward associates for their contributions to the company for the calendar year, Publix provides a Holiday Bonus in November. In the first year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to 15 hours of pay, and in the second year of continuous employment the bonus is equal to one week’s pay if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. In subsequent years, the bonus is equal to two weeks’ pay.
Address 3045 New Tampa Hwy City Lakeland Region FL Potential Annual Base Pay 33,696 - 46,592 Benefits
  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

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