Name: Jodi Gaines
Title at GlobalTranz: EDI Specialist II
Time with GlobalTranz: 9 months
“Jodi is a very smart, considerate, and wonderful person to work with. She has helped to define our team’s success.” – Grace Serrano Manager, Managed Services
EMPLOYEE Q & A
Tell us a little about your education?
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Alvernia College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.
Where were you working before finding GTZ?
I was working at a large national carrier.
What exactly do your job duties entail?
My job duties include setting up and maintaining EDI relationships with Carriers and Customers.
What makes you successful at what you do?
I have a friendly personality so I communicate well with Carriers, Customers, and fellow GlobalTranz employees. Also, I have a very strong computer systems management background so I know what I’m doing.
What do you like most about working for GTZ?
I like that my coworkers are smart people with a variety of strengths that allow us to be a productive team.
What are some of your past accomplishments while working here?
I designed an EDI system for the Truckload team. Since EDI is an industry standard of communication, our Truckload team is now in a better position to compete for customers and grow the Truckload business. When I started, there weren’t any Truckload customers set up with EDI. Now there are 9. I have also implemented EDI 210 invoicing to 6 Customers. This alleviates some of the manual process of updating TMS systems and generating invoices. In addition to facilitating the EDI processes, I have assisted the effort to gather document images from our Carriers that have web services.
Do you have a most memorable moment at GTZ?
My most memorable moment was my first day. There was a signed taped to my desk that said “Welcome to the team Jodi”. I felt so blessed to be here. I still have the sign.
What are your career goals?
I would like to be a manager and have my own team of EDI specialists.
Where are you originally from?
I was born in Pennsylvania, but I grew up in Aurora, Colorado.
What do you like to do in your spare time? (Hobbies, sports, etc.)
When the weather is right, I like to swim and hike.
What’s something about you that most people don’t know?
I like brussel sprouts.
Anything else you feel like telling the GlobalTranz world?
It’s NOT an EDI problem!!!