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Senior Specialist, Carrier Procurement - 1st and 2nd Shift

Requisition Id:  326402
Business Unit:  Expedite/Air

Rochester, MI, US, 48309


Solutions driven success.


XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 


1st Shift, Monday – Friday, 10:00AM – 6:00PM

2nd Shift, Monday – Friday, 2:00PM – 10:00PM


As the Senior Specialist, Carrier Procurement, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with customers, match the right carrier with the right freight, and build a bright professional future. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing, dynamic global company, join us at XPO.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.


What you’ll do on a typical day: 

  • Source, negotiate and secure carriers to move available freight in a timely and cost-effective manner 
  • Maintain continuous communication with carriers and customers to ensure all parties are informed of route changes, delays, freight concerns or other issues 
  • Act as a liaison between carriers and customers; ensure a high-quality freight movement process 
  • Understand market conditions, including route delays, seasonal cycles, etc., and utilize judgment and critical thinking skills in assigning carriers to loads 
  • Schedule pickup and delivery appointment times while considering all factors affecting timeframe, such as weather, traffic, miles, service rules, etc.
  • Follow established procedures and protocols regarding HVS and HRC loads to ensure the integrity of the shipment and the XPO brand 
  • Update and maintain accurate information in the company’s operating systems 

What you need to succeed at XPO: 

At a minimum, you’ll need: 

  • 2 years of transportation experience 

It’d be great if you also have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience
  • 2 years of experience in Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
  • The capability to exercise judgment and discretion, and function independently within authorized limits 

Be part of something big.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. 

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.  

Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Procurement, 2nd Shift, Buyer, Operations, Night