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Specialist, Carrier Procurement

Company: XPO Logistics
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:



Logistics done differently.At XPO Logistics, we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels, who can deliver the caliber of service our company requires. We look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. As the Specialist, Carrier Procurement for LTL, you will source and secure carriers to move available freight in a timely and cost-effective manner. Become a part of XPO and you'll have a starring role in helping us continue to provide daily freight solutions to our global customers. Pay, benefits and more.We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more. What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Respond quickly and accurately to Sales requests; communicate shipment challenges from dispatch to delivery
  • Work with Freight Audit and Bill Pay to assist in resolving discrepancies and offer solutions to avoid future issues
  • Train Sales team about Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Brokerage and how to quote and manage shipments appropriately, as well as the various platforms they will use (Freight Optimizer, ONECRM, Connect, Banyan, Class IT)
  • Follow established procedures and protocols regarding ONECRM requests
  • Accurately maintain and update boards within Freight Optimizer to show correct status and information such as tracking, appointment delays, weather issues, billing discrepancies, etc.
  • Ensure that initial paperwork given to driver states the correct third-party information; ensure the paperwork gets to shipper upon dispatchWhat you need to succeed at XPO:At a minimum, you'll need:
    • 1 year of related experienceIt'd be great if you also have:
      • Bachelor's degree
      • 1 year of transportation experience
      • 2 years of sales or customer service experience
      • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion; able to function independently within authorized limitsBe part of something big. XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status. XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers. All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Keywords: XPO Logistics, Ann Arbor , Specialist, Carrier Procurement, Professions , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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