Dispatch Supervisor

Chicago, Illinois, USA Global Forwarding Freight 69870 20. April, 2021
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Job Title:  Dispatch Supervisor

Job Location: Chicago, IL

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) is the world leader in air freight services and one of the leading providers of ocean freight services. Around 30,000 employees work to ensure we transport our customers of shipments by air or sea. DGF's logistics solutions span the entire supply chain, from the factory to the shop floor. This also includes special transport-related services.  Visit our career site on the web at https://www.logistics.dhl/us-en/home/careers.html


We have an exciting opportunity for an experience Dispatch Supervisor to lead a team of Dispatch Agents responsible for driving performance, on P&D, drayage, line-haul and airport sweeps.This position will be based at our Chicago, IL location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize, plan and resource day-to-day work priorities
  • Coaches and mentors and/or implements corrective actions for performance opportunities
  • Ensures training and supervision is provided to new employees. Assigns trained personnel to assist with training of new employees. Ensures dispatch office policy and SOP procedure manual is updated.
  • Ensure pick-up/delivery requests are dispatched promptly and professionally to drivers/vendors
  • Ensure timely entry of POD and other timestamps related to pick up/delivery information
  • Manage the volume of calls to drivers and/or problems with routes, and adjust or advise Operations where appropriate
  • Continuously monitor vendor performance and develops improvement plan when needed
  • Monitor transportation costs and target areas that yield improvements and cost savings
  • Proactively manage customer expectations
  • Embrace our commitment to Safety First!

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of transportation experience in dispatch and/or operations supervision
  • Extensive knowledge Freight Forwarding operations
  • Strong negotiation and administrative skills
  • Results driven and attention to detail
  • Collective Bargaining Unit experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

DHL is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

WHY JOIN our DHL team?

At DHL, you will be part of a strong team that respects its’ employees, society, and environment.You will interact with people from all over the world and get the chance to experience the unique international spirit of DHL.We offer benefits and programs to help you manage your time at and away at work to achieve a healthy work/life balance.DHL offers highly competitive compensation, incentive, and bonus plans.

In addition, DHL offers the following:

·Paid time off: Holiday, Float Holiday, Vacation, and Sick

·Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision plans

·401K plan with a match

·Employee Discount plan

·Tuition Assistance Plan

We are part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider with operations in over 220 countries. Visit our career site on the web at https://www.logistics.dhl/us-en/home/careers.html

Top Employer US Signature

Our TOP EMPLOYER prestigious certification attests to our best-in-class efforts to attract and retain talent by fostering a positive work environment and encouraging personal and professional development among employees.At DGF, we don’t build businesses. We believe in building people so they can build the business and this means every success that we have comes from our employees. Together, our employees continue shaping our environment as a great place to work and community that we are all proud of. 

As the world’s leading logistics’ company, DHL offers a wide range of interesting job challenges and opportunities in our different divisions around the globe. Our performance management system supports us in recognizing your potential, evaluating your performance, and continuously planning the development of your career with DHL.We will always enable you to take on responsibility and encourage your growth, personally and professionally.

We are proud of our history and what we have created, a global market leader with 30,000 passionate employees. Our aspiration is to become the undisputed leader in our industry, when people think of forwarding; we want them to think DGF, because we have:

·The largest global network with more than ~30,000 passionate employees

·The most efficient processes and fastest response times

·The best solutions and best customer service

Our Vision: The Logistics Company for the World
Our Mission: Excellence. Simply Delivered.
Our Purpose: We connect people, improving their lives.
Our Values: Respect & Results
Our Goals: Employer, Provider, and Investment of Choice, Living Responsibility

About DHL Global Forwarding (DGF):

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) is the world leader in air freight services and one of the leading providers of ocean freight services. Around 30,000 employees work to ensure the transport of all kinds of shipments by air or sea. DGF's logistics solutions span the entire supply chain, from the factory to the shop floor. They also include special transport-related services.

Our business model is very asset-light, as it is based on the brokerage of transport services between customers and freight carriers. We consolidate shipments to achieve higher volumes, purchase cargo space at better conditions and optimize network utilization. Our global presence means we can offer a variety of routing options and meet our customers' increasing demand for multimodal shipments.

Work Authorization:

DHL Global Forwarding will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.




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