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Carrier Procurement Specialist

Requisition Id:  135202
Business Unit:  Brokerage
Location: 

Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5C 6A7

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. As the Carrier Procurement Specialist, you will source, negotiate and secure carriers to move available freight in a timely and cost-effective manner. You’ll also work on projects related to handling pricing and capacity for specialized moves. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

 

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:

  • Cultivate strong core carrier relationships while negotiating and securing carriers to move freight
  • Maintain continuous communication with carriers and customers 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.
  • Follow established procedures and protocols regarding HVS and HRC loads to ensure the integrity of the shipment and the XPO brand
  • Accurately maintain and update information in the company’s operating systems
  • Conduct research in available databases for potential leads; make cold calls to prospects
  • Track back-end billing and invoicing to ensure that carrier charges are accurate

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • 1 year of related experience

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 year of transportation experience
  • 1 year of over-dimensional and heavy-haul load experience
  • 2 years of experience in sales or customer service
  • Experience exercising judgment and discretion; able to function independently within authorized limits

Be part of something big.

 

XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, disability or other protected status.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to accommodations@xpo.com. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying. 

 

Accommodation email must include:
•    Your name
•    Job title with location (city/province) and requisition ID
•    A clear description of the disability accommodation that you are seeking