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Carrier Procurement Specialist

Company: Forward Air
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Position:Carrier Procurement Specialist Job Description: As a 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 procurement of loads and the movement of customer freight from one location to another. This position works closely with customers 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 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. * 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 * Other duties as assigned Requirements: * Self-motivated problem-solver with strong desire to meet 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 * Transportation industry knowledge and experience is a plus Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. #LI-BG1 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. CST: At Central States Trucking, a proud partner of Forward Air Inc. our mission is simple: first class servicebest-in-class performance. As the market leader in International Supply-Chain Trucking and Warehousing, we remain focused upon our guiding principles: excellence, innovation and integrity. Excellence means more than 34-years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of the international supply-chain. 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.

Keywords: Forward Air, Chicago , Carrier Procurement Specialist, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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