Smithfield Foods

Scheduler-Distribution Center

ID
2017-7353
US-KS-Edwardsville
Category
Logistics/Transportation/Supply Chain/Whse
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt
Shift
All Shifts

Overview

The Scheduler communicates and collaborates with vendors, carriers, Distribution Centers and Cross-Docks to efficiently schedule all freight in order of importance. Partners with the Inventory Control team on freight exceptions.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Responsibilities

  • Schedule inbound and outbound appointments accurately
  • Communicate effectively with both internal and external customers.
  • Provides timely and professional communication with carriers, 3rd party logistics companies and internal/external customers
  • Maintain appropriate records, files, documentation and resolve routine problems.
  • Ensure orders are shipped in time to arrive by customers requested delivery date
  • Acts as a backup to other office personnel including shipping clerks
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1+ years of experience in scheduling, customer service or related field and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of administrative functions such as planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling
  • General knowledge of shipping procedures would be helpful.
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the distribution center.  The DC environment will include extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical equipment such as forklifts/hi-lifts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the loading areas.

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