Truckload Broker

Location: Plymouth, MN

Position Summary:

The Truckload Broker position is a multi-functional job that requires candidates to possess high problem-solving ability, quick negotiating, decision-making ability, exceptional people skills, and an excellent attitude for success. The main responsibilities of this position are focus on handling the Full and Partial Truckload Logistics needs of customers through working with third party carriers and our customers. Drives performance of carrier procurement to move customer freight quick and efficiently through relationship building with outside carriers for the highest margin possible. Works closely with sales /customer teams, internal operations, and support teams to resolve supply chain issues, strategic solution design, growth plan, and data reporting.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Negotiate shipping rates with third party carrier partners to assure highest margin possible for hauling shipments
  • Dispatch load assignments and assist drivers with questions and needs regarding the shipment
  • Daily entry of orders into MVP Transportation Management System
  • Track all orders to ensure on-time delivery and performance is met
  • Assist in tracking KPI and Variance deliverables using TMS
  • Ensure loads are invoiced with proper backup in a timely manner Make sure account margin expectations are met on each move
  • Suggest improvements to increase margins
  • Provide alternative solutions for customers
  • Optimize technology solutions and business process efficiency
  • Create detailed account Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensure SOP is up to date and followed on each shipment defined by customer requirements
  • Ownership of and accountability to revenue projections for individual accounts and complete portfolio.
  • Negotiate pricing and service level agreements with clients

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Professional – and focused on operational excellence and excellent customer service
  • Excellent operational finance skills (rate development, transportation pricing, operating statements)
  • Experience in negotiating customer contracts and pricing
  • Experience in working with DAT, Truckstop.com, and knowledge of current market conditions
  • Demonstrated ability closing business and organic growth of existing accounts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • A self-motivator and a self-learner with a strong drive
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required