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Carrier Procurement Representative - Louisville

Company Name:
XPO Logistics, Inc.
Make Your Move. Achieve More.
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest growing companies of its kind in North America. We hold leading positions in freight brokerage, intermodal, last-mile logistics and expedited transportation, with growing services in managed transportation, freight forwarding and less-than-truckload brokerage.
Our freight brokerage business works primarily with shipments carried by truck, while our intermodal team helps move freight over 60,000 miles of rail. Our last-mile logistics business is the largest facilitator of home deliveries for heavy goods such as furniture and appliances. We're also the largest manager of urgent shipments by ground and air, and we handle global freight through our freight forwarding operation. In every case, we don''t rest until the customer is satisfied.
Technology fuels our growth
Innovation is in our DNA. We believe that technology can truly help optimize customer workflows and revolutionize how goods are shipped. We plan to transform transportation logistics through technology - and our multi-million dollar commitment to IT underscores its importance to our vision.
We''re hiring now
Now it's your turn. Make your move to XPO, where your hard work, commitment and dedication will become our greatest asset. Our role in the industry is growing fast - and we''re leading that drive by hiring people who thrive in a high-energy environment. Technology, training, teamwork and opportunity: XPO Logistics is built to deliver!
Book available freight in a cost effective manner
Source and negotiate with carrier base to move available loads (Truckload, Flatbed, and Intermodal)
Schedule pick-up and delivery appointment times
Communicate effectively with carriers and build carrier relationships
Build strong liaison relationships with XPO's customer base:
Maintain reliable communications with customers regarding changes in pick-up and delivery schedules and potential service failures
Communicate customer problems, needs, leads and inquiries to the sales force
Quote customers on new lanes when requested
Recommend process improvements and implement once approved
Maintain and update accurate information in company's operating systems
When possible, pre-plan the use of carriers and equipment for efficiency
Assist in P.O.D. retrieval
Understand and support the goals, policies and procedures of XPO Logistics
Maintain confidentiality of company information
High school diploma or GED required; four-year degree _preferred_
Experience at a non-asset based transportation logistics company _preferred_
Exceptional customer service focus and skills
High-energy, positive attitude
Organizational and scheduling skills
Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel
Ability to learn XPO's TMS software
Must be willing to work long hours
Must be willing to work occasional/rotating Saturdays
Date: 2014-03-14
Country: US
State: KY
City: Louisville
Postal Code: 40202

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