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Transportation Coordinator Temp - GROWMARK, Inc. - Bloomington, IL

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $8.5 billion (FY 2016 data) providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada.  GROWMARK is ranked fourth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.  GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.



Provides customer service, order processing, billing and dispatching services for the GROWMARK System.



Responsible for assisting Transportation Analyst with daily duties.

Assumes the role of primary contact with assigned Member Cooperatives and carriers.

Enters orders, tenders loads to carriers, and monitors progress using GROWMARKS dispatching and load tracking tools.

Responsible for generating and optimizing savings for member cooperatives and GROWMARK by analyzing all possible price, freight, and FSC combinations. Utilizes Member Advantage Pricing (MAP).

Monitors Energy product prices, costs, and availability.  Identifies orders affected, re-prices, and re-sources them to reduce overall member cooperative/GROWMARK cost.

Responsible for accurately updating the GROWMARK billing system, including VIM invoice scanning.

Completes carrier freight bill payment, audits carrier invoices to verify correct charges, handles electronic disputes, and pays Carrier freight invoices.

Assures correct member cooperative billing, helps resolve any discrepancies,  and ensures that SAP is updated with the appropriate changes.

Dispatches NH3 and crop nutrient products.

Maintains excellent analytical skills and knowledge of GROWMARK procedures, freight rate structures, fuel surcharge calculations, and an ability to read and understand GROWMARK carrier contracts and insurance certificates.

Performs bill of lading match and audit function, including NH3 Bill of Lading scanning.

Coordinates carrier insurance certificates with Insurance Services.

Maintains various daily reports and distributes to appropriate area.



Advises Transportation Analysts of actions taken effecting routing or morning activities.

Communicates weekly load information to appropriate groups.

Assists other GROWMARK departments with inquiries and requests.

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

Performs all other duties as assigned.



Normally requires a two-year degree or related work experience to demonstrate the ability to learn transportation and dispatching skills.

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making, and skill development.

Ability to learn Transportation Analyst responsibilities utilizing dispatch tools.

Proven professional communication and customer service skills.

Demonstrated analytic problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Capable of multi-tasking in a high stress environment.

Ability to interpret a Rand McNally road map legend and its content.  Must be able to provide driving directions to others.

Ability to work extended hours and weekends, as demand requires.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal

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