Freight Broker

YOU:

Are very “hands on”

Ask a lot of questions

Believe words like honesty, integrity, & trust are important

Have a passion for excellence

Like to have fun

WE:

Love solving problems

Live to learn & continually improve

Care more about your intelligence & values than your experience

Do whatever it takes to service our customers and our teams

Enjoy helping others

JOB PURPOSE

We are currently seeking a Freight Broker.  This position will be located in our Augusta location, but will be for our Augusta and Savannah markets.  This person will be responsible for all third party freight with goal of coordinating transportation of company product to customers at the lowest cost.  This person will be responsible for sourcing new carriers, obtaining competitive quotes, negotiating rates, awarding business, monitoring performance, communicating status, resolving issues, approving invoices and reporting performance levels.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Responsible for soliciting business from existing customers as well as identifying opportunities for potential new business development.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with customers and carriers to meet with the customer’s goals  and requirements.
  • Expected to assist in the growth of revenue and margin through effective communication, relationship building and negotiating the buying/selling of transportation.
  • Responsible for training of new employees as well as the growth and development of designated Freight Broker’s through the use of relevant key performance indicators.
  • Responsible for capacity procurement, pricing shipments, tracking shipments, resolving discrepancies, coordinating pick-up and delivery schedules, rate negotiations with vendors
  • Make clear communication of service expectations.
  • Regularly and accurately make timely entries into operating system to track shipments, solicit truck loads, coordinate pickup and delivery schedule, resolve issues.
  • Consistently follow-up to ensure that the loads are moving according to the schedule and the expectations of the customer.
  • Verify carrier safety and other qualifications according to company policy.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 Years’ experience in a similar role with freight broker or company
  • Must possess strong negotiating skills
  • Must be familiar with broker regulations, carrier management and brokerage operations.
  • Must possess experience in recording shipment details, arranging pick-ups and deliveries, determining shipping rates and handling customer service questions and complaints.

EOE, DFW, MFVD.

Job Application

  • Cut and paste a cover letter here.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.