Freight Broker

Stevens Transport - Dallas

Posted 824 days ago
  • Experience
    Associate
  • Job function
    Sales, Strategy/Planning, Supply Chain
  • Employment type
    Full-time
  • Industry
    Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Job ID
    2776816

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Job description

The Freight Broker will be responsible for coordinating daily operations within the Brokerage department. This position places emphasis on locating and remotely moving time-sensitive dry and refrigerated freight between destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  As a logistics specialist, you will be responsible for coordinating daily load activity of your shipper base, negotiating rate agreements paid to the solicited carrier(s) and spot quoting all customer freight, tendering load information and volume shipments and managing both carrier and driver services to achieve the desired results for our customers.  The purpose of this role is to build and maintain a network of partner carriers in order to obtain the lowest cost and highest performance in the most efficient way possible.

 

In order to best direct and supervise freight in transit being hauled by outside carriers, the successful candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities, be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude, especially when resolving customer service issues (i.e. freight discrepancies, deadheads, etc.). The importance of communicating with shippers, carriers and dispatchers to manage pick-up and delivery schedules also requires that the Broker be aggressive, exhibit strong negotiating skills with documented success and have working industry knowledge of freight capacity, bid processes, lane coverage, etc. Providing superior customer service is a top priority at Stevens Transport and the working relationships with transportation providers that you develop will drive your success.

 

 

 

This position is located in Dallas, Texas.

 

Note: This is not a warehouse position.

 

 

 

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in a related field and/or 2-4 years of driver management/dispatch experience.  Some knowledge of logistics/transportation/intermodal system(s) and specific experience in a project management role is required.
  • Ability to evaluate alternatives in order to make best overall decisions based on KPI performance standards, service requirements, freight needs, economical factors, customer relations and driver needs while performing in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and listen to people of diverse opinions and backgrounds in an effective and concise manner.
  • Must possess strong analytical troubleshooting and problem resolution/solving skils, as well as the ability to prioritize projects and process multiple tasks as required.
  • Knowledge base of FHWA guidelines pertinent to DOT/FMCSA rules and regulations.
  • Strong negotiating skills and sales ability.
  • Familiarity with AS/400 operating system.
  • Absolute commitment to following through with customers.
  • Strong analytical competencies.
  • Must be able to handle 100+ inbound and outbound calls daily.

 

About this company

Stevens Transport

Stevens Transport, Inc. is recognized as one of North America’s premier Multi-Modal temperature controlled truckload carriers.  Stevens specializes in the time sensitive movement of truckload shipments via Over the Road, Inter-Modal, 3PL and through our Logistics network generates more than 500 million in sales annually.  Stevens’ worldwide headquarters is based on 52 acres in Dallas, TX supporting 550 on-site employees and over 2400 internationally, with satellite offices located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our dedicated professionals respond to an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies.  Recognized for superior service tailored to customer’s needs, Stevens continually ranks in the top 50 transportation companies.  A driving commitment to excellence is shared by every individual at Stevens Transport.   Our philosophy is “Success begins and ends with people.”  Based on that premise, our mission is to hire and retain top quality people, provide them with the finest tools available, and technology available, then train and challenge them to meet the highest standards of performance.

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