Dispatch & Customer Service Representative (Elgin, IL)

Ozinga is accepting applications for a Dispatch & Customer Service Representative (Elgin, IL)

Ozinga is looking for an experienced, highly qualified teammate for the Dispatch & Customer Service Representative position. This role is primarily responsible for coordinating the timely delivery of concrete from plant locations to job sites according to customer requests and expectations while using the most efficient and cost-effective processes possible. This position involves computerized dispatching of company trucks and tendering of loads to outside trucking companies.

We encourage you to apply if you have these skills and abilities:

  • Work experience in the construction or concrete industry required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with basic mathematics to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (including fractions)
  • Ability to read and interpret maps and directions
  • Knowledge of geographic region in the greater Miami area
  • Ability to handle multiple competing tasks

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Customer Service:

  • Receives customer order from order taker or telephone call
  • Effectively communicates with customer for information to determine proper quantity, mix, delivery time and job site location for each order. Also makes note of any special or unusual customer requests
  • Suggests value-added products to customers to enhance product performance based on the nature of the customer’s job
  • Enters the customer order timely, accurately and completely into the dispatch system
  • Advises customer of any potential issues/concerns regarding product order such as load limits, scheduling conflicts, vehicle weight limitations, etc.

Dispatching:

  • Schedules mixer trucks to ensure maximum utilization and efficiency while meeting the needs and expectations of customers
  • Generates accurate and complete delivery tickets to the plant manager in a timely manner
  • Communicates with mixer drivers, plant managers, production managers and operations manager on a frequent and regular basis to avoid or address issues, concerns or problems
  • Monitors mixer truck status on a constant basis to ensure customer satisfaction and maximum equipment and labor utilization
  • Works closely with operations to ensure drivers are in compliance with local, state and federal DOT guidelines and regulations
  • Works closely with remote dispatch offices to move equipment and people to meet customer demands.
  • Attends sales meetings to get/give information regarding scheduling of plants and equipment to meet customer needs
  • Adjusts dispatch schedule as needed to reflect current and accurate information
  • Communicates with plant manager daily to advise of mixer driver start and finish times

Global Responsibilities:

  • Regular attendance and physical presence at the office or jobsite is an essential function of this position, this would not apply if specifically hired to work remotely
  • This job may require additional duties not listed above and the employee may be asked to perform those duties to meet business needs

Qualifications:

Education/Specialized Knowledge/Professional Certifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Knowledge of geographic area where dispatching is strongly preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum three years of work experience required with construction or concrete industry experience preferred
  • Experience working with personal computer

Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with basic mathematics to include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (including fractions)
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Ability to read and interpret maps and directions
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple competing tasks
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

Working Conditions:

  • Professional environment within a climate-controlled office environment
  • Extended eye exposure to CRT screen
  • Long hours may be required as business deems necessary?
  • Possible early morning start times according to the season or weather demands
  • Customer contact may result in stressful situations

Physical Requirements:

  • Extensive radio and phone communication
  • Extended periods of sitting in chair, occasional standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, grabbing, and pulling
  • Frequent use of fingers, wrists and hands to enter data using a keyboard
  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Ozinga provides concrete, bulk materials, and energy solutions while offering transportation services through an extensive network of truck, rail, barge, and ship terminals. With select rail access, 10 river terminals, and hundreds of sourcing locations, Ozinga is always nearby.

Convenient doesn’t only mean easy—when it comes to materials, it can translate to operational efficiency, less lag time or time between jobs, and less transloading of materials. All of this keeps your costs down, which gives you the upper hand on your competitors. And since you can handle the entire process with one provider, you eliminate the headache, delays, and coordination that comes from dealing with multiple parties. With a convenient network of terminals and with barge, truck, and rail services, Ozinga is equipped to offer you the best material handling services to keep your assets safe and to get them where you need them, when you need them.

Ozinga is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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