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Carrier Procurement Representative

Requisition Id:  72425
Business Unit:  Brokerage
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

 

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 Representative, you will source, negotiate and secure carriers to move available freight in a timely and cost-effective manner. 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
  • Maintain overall awareness of operations at all times

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year of professional experience

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 year of transportation experience
  • 2 years of sales or customer service experience
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion; able to function independently within authorized limits

Be part of something big.

 

XPO provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the world's most successful companies, including Disney, Pepsi, L'Oréal, Toyota and many others. We’re the fastest-growing transportation company on the Fortune 500 list and we’re just getting started.

 

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.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to 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.


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