Dispatcher/Traffic Coordinator in Elkhart, IN at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 4/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

58027 Charlotte Ave Elkhart Indiana 46517-1150

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Traffic Coordinator position at the Elkhart facility. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will perform administrative functions to support highly critical manufacturing processes. Additionally, you will…

  • Coordinates the routing of inbound and outbound freight to ensure on-time shipments.
  • Manages all truck shipments, shipper and carrier communication.
  • Utilizes rates, delivery terms, freight rates, and classifications with carriers as negotiated. Negotiates with freight carriers where possible to minimize freight costs.
  • Monitors the flow of materials and resources through the process to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Assists customer service in coordinating customer requests, forwarding any additional information as is necessary so that all requests are satisfied.
  • Reviews customer orders and production schedules and works closely with the team to coordinate the most cost effective and timely truckload shipments.
  • Calculates truckload capacities, such as number of truckloads an order will take, how many poles will fit on a truck, etc.
  • Provides high quality service to internal and external stakeholders with an emphasis on problem solving and team building. 

    What It Takes

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent.
  • 1-3 of experience in a manufacturing environment specifically in a traffic, logistics and/or shipping and receiving role.
  • Basic knowledge of traffic and freight laws.
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Experience using a Traffic Management System (TMS).
  • A proven ability to proactively address situations before they become problems.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work positively as a part of a team.
  • Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to adapt to the audience and professionally communicate with a variety of people.

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Experience using an ERP or MRP system.
  • Flatbed freight experience.
  • A proven ability to implement and sustain lean manufacturing principles.
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.