Transportation Router - Intermediate (Blended: Onsite & Remote)

  • US Foods
  • Remote * (Little Rock, AR, USA)
  • Jan 15, 2022
Automotive Telecommuting

Job Description

Join Our Community of Food People!

BASIC PURPOSE:

The primary function of this position is to schedule and sequence routes in a timely, accurate and efficient manner using computerized programs.

This role is Blended. The work is a combination of onsite and remote as defined by the role segmentation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Utilizing specified software, route trucks by matching customer orders to appropriate loads assigned to trucks.
  • Utilizing specified software, balance loads per trailer by size and weight of product and pallets to be loaded.
  • Build cost effective routes while maintaining customer needs.
  • Work closely with Sales and Warehouse Departments to determine delivery feasibility.
  • Prepare various reports on a daily basis, i.e. route changes request, sequence change requests, new customer request, etc.
  • Maintains routing software system parameters (RoadNet and Mainframe)

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Transportation Supervisor and/or Transportation Manager; Sales and Warehouse Dept. associates; Delivery Drivers, Dispatchers, and department clerks.

External: Customers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Training: High School Diploma/GED preferred;

Related Experience: A minimum of 2 years in related environment

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations.
  • Must have computer skills - data entry, general report generation, spreadsheet design, data manipulation, mainframe downloads.
  • Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply and divide).
  • Possess ability to resolve a variety of issues of fairly non-routine nature with some independence.
  • Ability to work scheduled hours and any required overtime.

***EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status***