AmeriGas Propane, Inc. - Westlake, OH

When you work for AmeriGas, you become a part of something BIG! Founded in 1959, AmeriGas is the nation’s premiere propane company, serving over 2 million residential, commercial, industrial and motor fuel propane customers. Together, our 8,500 dedicated professionals will deliver 1.5 billion gallons of propane from 1,400 distribution points across the United States.

Job Summary:
The Westlake Router will be responsible for optimizing the distribution of propane and the scheduling and routing of drivers in centrally supported locations. The router will work closely with field operations to improve efficiencies with deliveries, as well as resource and demand planning; will communicate processes that maintain high customer service levels and improve the Regions’ cost competitiveness by creation of efficient routes that meet / exceed delivery metrics. This will be accomplished by maximizing the utilization of assets, tools (AmeriMobile and route optimization) and human resources.

Key Characteristics:
Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues efficiently and professionally.
Previous experience using routing tools to drive efficiency in deliveries and route planning
Excellent customer service skills
Understanding of general geography and ability to read maps

Duties and Responsibilities:
Build base routes for drivers in centrally supported locations while adhering to the distribution standard operating procedures. Together with field operations work through geographical issues that may cause inefficient routes.
Routes are to be completed and kept current so the District has continuous visibility to the weekly workload
Routes are to be maintained in a manner that will allow the driver to return to the plant with sufficient time remaining for him/her to load his truck for the following day.
On a daily/weekly basis, review and optimize route schedules to meet current company benchmarks and district goals
Reassign undelivered orders from previous day/week’s routes and change or make additions to routes as needed due to dynamic conditions
Work with field operations to ensure all customers requiring a pre-route call have been notified of the upcoming delivery
Make recommendations to field operations regarding drivers and trucks needed weekly, to ensure cost savings, reduce low fuels and OOGs, and increase efficiencies
Provide reporting on previous day’s routes to assist field operations with adherence to the process, improving driver efficiency, ultimately resulting in improved customer experience.
Work with field operations and the Distribution Department to cleanup aged orders, customer master data, and fixed cycles
Perform other Routing duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Great communication skills
Analytical mindset
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Routing knowledge and capabilities
Demand forecasting
Scheduling capabilities
Route optimization knowledge
Capacity Management
Knowledge of SAP a plus
Must be able to work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Education and Experience required:
2 or more year’s routing/logistics experience
Associates degree preferred