Transportation Coordinator
United Suppliers - Ames, IA

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Summary: Responsible for dispatch and logistics of anhydrous ammonia, liquid and dry fertilizer products in a specific geographic area of operations. This individual is the primary contact for customers, TEX drivers and outside carriers. Responsible but not limited to the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Assists customers in scheduling delivery of fertilizer.
  • Establishes trucking freight rates, manages load information and dispatches carriers.
  • Communicates with Procurement and Territory Manager(s) regarding freight needs.
  • Responsible for revenue of company-owned trailers.
  • Manages an orderly system for transportation and distribution, and organizes and schedules individual tasks.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.
Competencies - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Organizational Support - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Aligns work with strategic goals and organizational values; Follows policies and procedures; Ability to work independently and completes administrative tasks correctly and in a timely manner; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process and must be willing to make timely decisions; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Follows instructions and responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Ability to interact within a team environment with a positive and willing attitude.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer and driver situations; Responds promptly to customer needs for service and assistance; Identifies and resolves problems and complaints in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations; Able to deal with frequent delays or unexpected events; Meets commitments; Treats others with respect and consideration.

Interpersonal Skills - Uses time efficiently; Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; Maintains a proactive management attitude and positive thinking; Reacts well under pressure and keeps emotions under control; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Communicates effectively with other employees, customers, sales reps, truckers, vendors and staff in a professional manner; Demonstrates attention to detail with accuracy and thoroughness; Is consistently at work and on time; Adapts positively to changes in the work environment.

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/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience - Minimum of two years of college or 4 years qualified experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and work experience. One year experience with computer and office procedures. Customer Relations and people management background a plus.

Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze and interpret written documents and information, general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, supervisors, and other employees of the organization; Speaks clearly and listens to get clarification;

Mathematical Skills - Ability to apply concepts of basic math and algebra and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and volume.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual must have basic computer software understanding for accurate data entry and reporting; Experience in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Tee Gap, and Fert Sys programs.

Other Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications - Accurate keyboard operator. Strong and effective communication and organizational skills are essential. Must be able to multitask with several projects occurring at the same time.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, and talk and hear, spending most of the workday on the telephone. The employee is required to sit, sometimes for long periods of time, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Must be able to tolerate and endure long working hours when required during peak busy seasons and maintain alertness under stressful conditions.
Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here 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.
  • Normal office environment. The noise level in the work environment is low.

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United Suppliers, founded in 1963, is a wholesale organization based in the rural community of Eldora, Iowa. We are owned by agricultural...