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Specialist, Carrier Procurement

Requisition Id:  271882
Business Unit:  Brokerage
Location: 

Montgomery, AL, US, 36109

 

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. 

 

Logistics done differently.

 As the Specialist, Carrier Procurement, 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

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • 1 year of procurement experience

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 1 year of transportation experience
  • 2 years of sales or customer service experience
  • The ability to exercise judgment and discretion while functioning independently within authorized limits

Be part of something big.

As the Specialist, Carrier Procurement, 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

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • 1 year of procurement experience

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 1 year of transportation experience
  • 2 years of sales or customer service experience
  • The ability to exercise judgment and discretion while functioning independently within authorized limits

Be part of something big.

 


Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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