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As part of the Lafarge Greater Vancouver Area Ready Mix operation, the Distribution Shipper (Dispatcher) is a logistical expert able to monitor and manage the delivery of 100+ perishable daily orders across the western part of the Lower Mainland (Vancouver to Langley). In addition, he/she is the primary point of contact for all ready-mix truck drivers and plant operators throughout the day. The role is based in our Central Surrey logistics center.
Though part of an enthusiastic team collectively responsible for ensuring concrete orders are delivered on time to customers, the work environment is fast paced and requires the ability to juggle ever changing priorities and customer needs.
The successful candidate must possess a strong team-centric attitude, an exceptional capacity for digesting changing information quickly, a logistical “intuition”and a high-level of comfort with computers and technology to be successful in this role.
Full Time opportunities are available for the right candidate.
Though days vary, the specifics are consistent. The successful candidate is responsible for the timely analysis (including approval, validation, and adjustment as required) of outbound delivery plan suggestions from 3rd party software tools, and the ongoing live monitoring of those plans through to delivery.
Once delivery is complete, logical return-plant recommendation analysis is expected in anticipation of subsequent delivery plans.
As noted, an exceptional capacity for digesting ever changing information quickly is needed: delivery data and driver updates are presented across 4 monitors, several applications, and live broadcast radios. And though delivery plan suggestions are supplied, a thorough understanding of lower mainland geography supported by a strong logistical intuition will be critical in vetting suggestions.
Relationship with Other Employees and Departments:
Working in a team environment is critical. On a daily basis you will be dealing with a cross section of people from the following segments:
Education and Work Experience
Knowledge and Skills
Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.
As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization. Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project. We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life. We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.