Transportation Router
Location:
Ankeny, Iowa
Posted:
October 30, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Category:
General Labor/Skilled Trades, Transportation
Reference:
36052


More information about this job:
OVERVIEW:
At Sysco, we offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.
This position will be based out of our Ankeny, IA location.
POSITION SUMMARY: This is an Operations position responsible for planning and coordinating the routing schedule for each delivery truck and performing other related duties as required. RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Plans the delivery of route to be taken by each driver in the delivery of goods and products to SYSCO customers. Determines needed stops and most precise use of available trucks to most efficiently meet delivery demands.
  • Incorporates customer delivery demands in terms of unloading and delivery time into the routing schedule in an effort to most effectively and efficiently utilize the SYSCO fleet and to reduce the cost of delivery related expenses.
  • Determines the most appropriate cubic utilization of truck space in terms of route assigned, stops to be made, customer delivery demands, and unloading efficiency.
  • Routes the cubic plan to the loading supervisor in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of the loading and delivery activities.
  • Prepares loading and driver sheets showing the route assigned and ensures that each driver is provided an accurate and understandable listing of stops for any particular day; updates this information by completing a weekly and master loading and driver sheet listing for use in planning and evaluation activities.
  • Prepares specific request notes identifying particular loading and delivery activities as desired by customers or warranted by the delivery schedule in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of the delivery activity.
  • Identifies and assigns backhaul orders to the appropriate delivery driver in an effort to ensure that the backhaul is assigned to the driver who will be delivering to that particular area.
  • Updates previous day's routes by reviewing that days routing sheets and noting any discrepancies or problems and adjusting the sheet for this information in an effort to enhance the efficiency of the routing and delivery activity.
  • Reviews truck mileage information into the delivery tracking system for each truck that delivers out of state in an effort to provide accurate information for planning and evaluation activities.
QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education and / or Experience:

    • High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 1+ years' related experience (transportation routing, scheduling, or logistics) and/or training.
    Professional Skills:

      To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
    • Ethics - Treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
    • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
    • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
    • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
    • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
    • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
    • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
    • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
    • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
    • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
    • Some knowledge of proper loading techniques; products lines and their dimensions that are sold by SYSCO; cubic measurement and space utilization techniques; forms, terminology, and information related to the delivery and loading function; computer operation procedures; necessary inter-department communications related to certain delivery and routing activities; delivery areas assigned.
    • Ability to plan and organize your own work activities; analyze and disseminate numerical data; manage work time efficiently; follow procedures and policies; perform basic mathematical calculations; identify and solve problems; maintain a file system to include alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing activities.
    • Basic working knowledge of Roadnet and DriverTech computer programs.
    • Strong computer skills and have a working knowledge of programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
    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.

    • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10-20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    Working Conditions:
    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work environment consists of both office and warehouse environments.

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
    Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
    This opportunityis available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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