Dean Foods

  • Dispatcher

    Job Locations US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Transportation & Warehousing
    High School or Equivalent
    Relocation Assistance
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    Meadow Gold Dairy, a Dean Foods Company is seeking a Dispatcher in Salt Lake City, UT.

    Come join the leader in dairy!

    We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and great growth opportunities. 

    Schedule: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 7:00pm

    Days off: Saturday & Sunday

    Job Description & Requirements

    • The dispatcher is responsible for scheduling all outbound shipments for the location and for working with purchasing to fill back hauls for cost-effective transport whenever possible.   
    • Seek and negotiate the lowest carrier costs. 
    • Determine daily shipping needs for the facility.
    • Assemble orders that make up outgoing loads.
    • Input/maintain accurate data regarding carriers, deliveries, and costs in IT systems and reports.
    • Maximize carrier load weights and volume by coordinating orders with other Dean Facilities.
    • Dispatch approved carriers and confirm load date/time and delivery date/time.
    • Monitor loads for pick*up and delivery to customer as agreed
    • Match proof of deliveries and approval of carrier invoices.  Validate all charges.
    • Maintain customer proof of delivery/Bills of Lading files.
    • Work with inventory control to optimize warehouse space and minimize costs.
    • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes. 
    • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.   
    • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
    • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
    • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.   
    • Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • 6 months related experience required.
    • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. 
    • Experience within the transportation industry preferred. 
    • Must be able to sit for virtually the entire shift.   
    • Able to lift up to 10 pounds and assist others when lifting is required. 
    • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment. 
    • Work Environment is a typical office setting. 
    • 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.
    • Must be able to pass all pre*employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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