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Freight Broker

Position Purpose
This position will partner with customers to manage their transportation needs by acting as a liaison between shipper and carrier. The ideal candidate will be a service oriented professional that can thrive in a fast paced environment. This position will book orders with customers, line up carriers for the loads, while meeting scheduled pickups and deliveries. Facilitation of the information and documentation exchange between carrier and customer is critical. This position will be responsible for maintaining accurate logs/information/data to keep the customers and carriers informed on status of shipment.
Principal Accountabilities
50% Find trucks for loads out of a certain area
20% Solicit customers for loads
20% Keep track and oversee the status of loads
10% Communicate with dispatchers/drivers
The best candidates for this position will:
1) Be able to problem solve in a quick and efficient manner as issues or problems arise
2) Participate in business development, building and securing accounts
3) Possess negotiation skills and understand the supply and demand of equipment in the geographical areas
4) Be able to develop a general knowledge of the produce industry and commodities.
5) Building a book of business utilizing developed carrier relationships
Required
Bachelor?s Degree OR 1 year (or more) of experience in Transportation, Logistics or Supply Chain
Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office
Communication skills with a positive and engaging personality
Excellent problem solving skills
Outstanding people skills
Preferred
Customer and/or Carrier contacts
Concentration in Supply Chain or Business
Well organized and able to prioritize, meet deadlines and excel in handling multiple tasks simultaneously


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