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Transportation Services
Kent Building Supplies
24001910 Requisition #



Kent is locally owned and operated, and we continue to grow in your community. Our mission is to be the best source of home improvement products through superior service, quality products and everyday great prices.

We are seeking for a Lead Dispatcher to join our Kent team at the Halifax Metro Operations Center. 


Kent offers delivery service for our customers through our fleet of light duty trucks and vans as well as commercial flat beds and boom trucks. Our dispatchers need to ensure the highest standards of safety and customer service.


Typical career steps are to become driver lead or a fleet manager or to be part of our process improvement team.





·       Carriers out all duties with safety top of mind for themselves and drivers

·       Communicates daily via phone, radio, and emails with an assigned fleet of drivers to ensure proper load instructions are passed along and carried out.

·       Works with sales team to co-ordinate customer’s delivery requests.

·       Plans loads/runs to ensure the best time efficiency and load factor.

·       Assists in coordination of vehicle maintenance.

·       Assists other dispatch/shipping staff as required during spikes in workload.

·       Troubleshoots delivery problems.

·       Processes paperwork according to company shipping procedures.

·       Manage associate performance through feedback and identifying training opportunities



Qualifications and Skills:


·         Ability to manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

·         Dispatch experience is an asset

·         Motivate others through their positive attitude to always be improving

·         Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

·         High detail and well organized.

·         Ability to multi-task and willingness to learn.

·         Works well with minimal supervision, under pressure, and within time constraints in a busy environment.

·         Excellent people skills.


We Offer:

·       A safe work environment 

·       Incentive programs 

·       Employee discount 

·       Employee and Family Assistance Plan 

·       Opportunities for growth and career advancement 

·       Training


To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Apply today!


We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


To learn more about our products and services, click here


Kent Building Supplies is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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J.D. Irving, Limited would never request money from job seekers, nor request personal information beyond what is required for a resume.  We routinely report suspicious activities and accounts and we ask anyone who has received messages from a fraudulent account to do the same.  If you have questions about the validity of an offer, please contact jobs@jdirving.com.

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