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Carrier Procurement Specialist

Job in Groveport - Franklin County - OH Ohio - USA , 43195
Company: Forward Air
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-28
Job specializations:
  • Supply Chain/Logistics
    Freight, Freight Broker, Import Export, Logistics Manager
  • Transportation
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Carrier Procurement Specialist

Job Description:

Carrier Procurement Specialist, you will source, negotiate and secure carriers to move available freight in a timely and cost-effective manner. Manages all activities related to the cost-effective procurement of carriers and the movement of customer freight from one location to another. This position works closely with carriers to serve and to support them in meeting their shipping objectives.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

* Cultivate strong core carrier relationships while negotiating and securing carriers to move freight
* Maintain continuous communication with carriers and customer account managers to ensure a high-quality freight movement process
* Ensure all parties are informed of route changes, delays, freight concerns or other issues as necessary
* Schedule pickup and delivery appointment times; use discretion and insight when considering all factors affecting timeframe, including weather, traffic, miles, service rules, etc.
* Accurately maintain and update information in the company's operating systems
* Conduct research in available databases for potential new carrier leads; make cold calls to prospects
* Track back-end billing and invoicing to ensure that carrier charges are accurate
* Maintain overall awareness of operations at all times
* Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

* Self-motivated problem-solver with strong desire to meet carrier and customer needs
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Desire for a long-term career with an industry leading company
* Ability to present and maintain a positive corporate image in a fast-paced environment
* Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments
* Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Skills:

* Ideal candidate will possess a "can do" attitude with a "will do" work ethic
* Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
* Experience with Mcleod operating systems is a plus
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent Transportation industry knowledge and experience is a plus

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a leading asset-light freight and logistics company, providing less-than-truckload ("LTL"), truckload, intermodal and pool distribution services across the United States and in Canada. We are a highly respected transportation and logistics Company with revenues in excess of $1B annually. As an industry leader, we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.

Truck Load Services:

Forward Air Corporation is a leading provider of time-definite surface transportation and related logistics services to the North American air freight and expedited market. TLS (Truck Load Services) is not your ordinary truckload service provider. TLS offers a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes long haul, regional and local truckload capacity and is one of Forward Air's fastest growing divisions.



As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers.
 
 
 
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