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Dispatcher - Bulk Liquid/Chemical

Job Location Des Moines, Iowa Req ID R31790

Solar Transport is searching for a Fleet Manager/Dispatcher to oversee and manage all day-to-day driver and service-related activities and functions for assigned geographical/terminal driver locations. The Fleet Manager will ensure all driver needs are met with respect to on-time performance, error-free service, and driver satisfaction. If you have strong communication skills and a passion for customer service, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

What you’ll do

  • Dispatch Operations Management: Responsible for daily planning and dispatch of customer orders, ensuring that all orders are dispatched and requested delivery windows are met
  • Responsible for day-to-day issues regarding service, drivers, equipment management, and service deviations
  • Maintain consistent and appropriate level of contact with drivers, trainers, and safety
  • Provide daily support for assigned drivers in operating territories

What we’re looking for

  • Ability to navigate through multiple computer programs at one time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflicts in business setting
  • Ability to improvise and make decisions quickly

Other key requirements

  • Ability to work Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm and on-call as needed
  • Truckload transportation industry experience preferred

Leadership Competencies

  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others
  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions
  • Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same
  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers
  • Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner
  • Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems
  • Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance
  • Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions
  • Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it

About Solar Transport and Krause Group 

Solar Transport is a family focused company. With more than 40 locations, our drivers make it home every night. We genuinely value our team and go above and beyond to reward their hard work. Solar Transport is among the nation's best when it comes to tank-truck carriers and logistics providers. For over 50 years, Solar has strived to set the standard in how refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol and jet fuel are managed, transported and delivered helping our customers become more productive and profitable.

Krause Group is a Midwest U.S. based parent company comprising a diverse set of domestic and international businesses with over 5,000 associates. These companies include Kum & Go, L.C., a convenience retail chain with more than 400 stores in 11 states—Solar Transport, the Des Moines Menace F.C., and Krause Group Real Estate. Internationally, Krause Group is parent to the historic Enrico Serafino and Vietti wineries and Casa di Langa based in Piedmont, Italy.

Solar Transport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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