The Wenger Group
  • - Logistics
  • Rheems, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Who are we:

We're a leading Northeast family-owned food, agricultural products, and agricultural services organization headquartered in Pennsylvania. We provide animal nutrition and feeds; specialty protein production, processing, and marketing; on-farm protein production services; and grain, fertilizer, and ingredient procurement.

We're a stable company with strong core values, great benefits, competitive wage structure, and a safe and healthy work environment. With over 850 team members, we're a growing company in an essential sector – agriculture!

Learn more here: https://www.thewengergroup.com

What your day looks like:

The Weekend Logistics Planner is responsible for coordinating resources necessary to ensure safe, timely, and efficient delivery of bulk animal feed, agricultural commodities, and related products. Core responsibilities involve working with customers, customer service, manufacturing, transportation, and garage operations to carry out the manufacturing/transportation plans and execute trips on a daily basis in a 24/7 dispatch operation. Shift is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 7pm.

  • Create dispatch schedule for assigned feed mill locations.
  • Deploy WFM Transport resources to ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded.
  • build transportation loads using information from the WIP and JDE.
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Effectively communicate with customers, drivers, and mills in a timely, professional & complete manner.
  • Proactively contact customers with pertinent changing delivery information.
  • Carry out, understand and, at times, logistically plan intra-mill transfers.
  • Closely coordinate with the Transportation Logistics Supervisors and Senior Logistics and Transportation Planner to help ensure proper truck availability for maintenance.
  • Coordinate driver availability with Transportation Logistics Supervisors.
  • Follow all flushing and sequencing procedures for loading, unloading, and transferring feed.
  • Communicate with drivers (WFM Transport FT/PT, contract carriers) as to which orders at the mill loadout should be loaded and transported.
  • Work with team members from across the organization to resolve operational challenges.
  • Use available technology (such as route planning software) to plan and execute trips.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Who you are:

  • Minimum of one year's experience as a dispatcher required.
  • Experience working in a fast paced, 24/7 logistics operation.
  • Experience with route planning software and EOBR systems preferred.
  • Ability to tactically plan loads 6-10 hours or more in advance.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing business and environmental conditions.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong attention to details
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel, MS Word, and Enterprise Resource Planning software.
  • Flexibility with schedule to attend meetings during off shifts, provide additional shifts to cover PTO, workload volumes, staffing challenges and work weekends.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to work in dusty conditions.

In addition to our more traditional benefits, we also offer great perks and numerous resources for professional development and team building:

  • Promotional opportunities
  • Rewards and recognition programs
  • Robust onboarding and training program
  • Employee Discount Programs (Perks at Work)
  • Employee referral program
  • Encouraging and collaborative culture

What our benefits are:

  • Paid Time Off, Floating Holiday, Volunteer Day, Parental Leave, etc.
  • Carebridge Employee Assistance Program

For all full-time members:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Pet Insurance

Each team member has the potential to earn a yearly bonus based on the achievement of company goals.

The Wenger Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type as protected by federal, state, or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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