Jun 23, 2018
Job Description The Transportation / Freight Broker will be responsible for executing the customer's request for transportation via the most efficient and cost effective manner while providing the highest level of service. Our Brokers are front-line representatives of the company and must constantly demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our clients and ensuring fair business practices with each of our vendors. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Work is typically performed under minimal daily supervision, receiving guidance from operations about the work that needs to be completed. Able to exercise a high level of discretion and latitude in completing tasks. Responsible for brokering freight, third party logistics, dispatching and assigning transportation vendors based on client demands and service requirements. Cold calling carriers and negotiating rates. Proficient use of transportation software such as TMS, TMW. (Knowledge of TMW is a PLUS.) Meet all internal and external customer requirements through deficient, profitable and timely movement of freight. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate professional behavior at all times. Understand and execute customer requirements. Intimate knowledge of logistics including carrier alternatives, pricing and potential problems. Successful team experience and ability to apply good team work skills. Collaborate with team leaders to develop the most cost effective transportation model and execute to that model. Ability to read a map and communicate directions effectively. Follow SOP's and work instructions. Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned. REQUIRED SKILLS: The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. 3-5 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience. Able to demonstrate the ability to solve somewhat more complex problems by analyzing variables and applying appropriate solutions learned through experience and proficiency in understanding the job. Must be able to recognize anomalies and critical situations and respond appropriately. Must be able to communicate and interact with a variety of internal/external customers and/or co-workers at the level of detail required to resolve issues of moderate complexity. Able to apply strong functional computer knowledge in a Microsoft Windows environment and other technical tools to complete assignments. May require knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn specialized software. Able to demonstrate continued expertise in the primary tools and applications used in the completion of daily work assignments. Requires very good communications skills with the ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand. Must be able to proactively listen to others to understand issues and situations. Must be able to clearly articulate business needs to both internal and external customers. Demonstrated, solid understanding of Logistics and Transportation including carrier alternatives, pricing, geography and the ability to foresee potential logistical problems.
Dedicated Transportation Solutions Houston, TX, USA Full time