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District Dispatcher- Arlington Heights, IL

Location:  Arlington Heights, IL, US, 60005
Company:  Oldcastle Distribution

 

Job ID:  118915
 

Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions across much of the United States is now established as a major industry player. We believe that our employees are our best asset.  Allied still holds true to the core values of our humble beginnings that have made us a true success.

 

As a District Dispatcher for Allied Building Products, you will be responsible for all delivery routes in designated area by managing and dispatching appropriate staff and equipment. Secondary function is to act as a reliable communication link between the branch and customers.

 

Complete Job Description

 

  • Schedule all deliveries daily for assigned area
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and schedule Drivers and Helpers for optimum efficiency
  • Adhere to and educate operations staff on all Allied’s safety policies
  • Provides superior service to all internal and external customers; Follow-up with customers to ensure that they are treated in a professional and timely manner, and to ensure satisfaction.
  • Utilize Allied’s transportation system
  • Manage Material Transfers between branches in the region
  • Manage truck load within DOT regulations
  • Maintain adherence to union contracts (where applicable)
  • Enter accurate mileage as required in RTA for all assigned vehicles in the District
  • Maintain GPS Data
  • Maintain adherence of OSHA regulations
  • Maintain accurate delivery log book and review weekly
  • Ensure safe and reliable vehicles and forklifts are available to meet operational requirements
  • Act as a conduit between the warehouse contact at branch, sales team and customers during deliveries
  • Maintain Continuous Improvement Log by working with Regional Operations Manager to ensure daily compliance, validate issues, identify resolution options, and coordinate resources to ensure resolution
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

 

  • Experience with logistics and distribution
  • Experience as a CDL driver required
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer relations skills
  • Ability to operate all trucks and lifts
  • Time management skills
  • Must have knowledge of OSHA and DOT requirements
  • Knowledge of locale to facilitate well routed deliveries
  • Computer skills

 

Preferences

 

  • Previous experience in a dispatching role a plus
  • Experience in the building products industry is preferred
  • Bi-lingual is helpful (not required)

 

What Allied Offers You

 

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

 

About Oldcastle

 

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Allied is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!  Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day.

 

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Allied Building Products is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

Allied Building Products-Exterior is part of the Oldcastlecareers™ network.

 


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