Logistics Broker

US-UT-Salt Lake City
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1710
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations

Overview

Prime, Inc.

 

Prime's enviable reputation within the transportation industry is a culmination of more than forty-five years of dedication to a unique corporate culture which seeks the most qualified professionals and routinely rewards them accordingly. Every Prime associate, driving and non-driving alike, is selected for their outstanding ability to perform well beyond typical expectations.

 

Positive, enterprising and highly-motivated individuals who possess the talent, creativity and drive to excel, routinely succeed once they join the Prime Team. The stated goal of Prime is simply to strive to be the best, not necessarily the biggest. The Prime Team cooperates to exceed customer requirements by providing exceptional customer service.

 

Prime has been built on the simple, yet significant philosophy that providing the best staff with the best equipment, the best support system and the best training ultimately leads to the best customer service. Prime's continued success is a direct result of a corporate culture that instills and inspires each associate to remain committed to reaching the pinnacle of their inherent potential.

Responsibilities

Logistics Brokers are responsible for coordinating the loading and unloading of freight while meeting the customer’s service requirements by performing the following duties:

 

  • Utilize an existing freight network to determine types of loads and destinations that need to be hauled and delivered.
  • Negotiate rates with third-party carriers in order to reach an agreement on an appropriate rate for both Prime and the carrier relative to market conditions.
  • Consistently strive to build a strong base of carriers that reliably haul freight for Prime’s customers.
  • Utilize a variety of methods to locate third party carriers that match Prime’s freight movement needs.
  • Prepare loading and unloading plans for drivers.
  • Inform drivers of loading locations, dates and times.
  • Checking on status of loads continuously.
  • Maintain customer service requirements.
  • Practice punctuality and efficiency when completing all assigned tasks.
  • Complete continuing training as directed by management.
  • Practice Company Core Values.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Any combination of education, training, and experience providing the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

Knowledge

Basic knowledge of trucking/transportation industry preferred, but not required. Prior sales experience also preferred but not required.

 

Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and conflict resolution skills, and the ability to execute logical decisions quickly.  Ability to multitask in dynamic, fast-paced, team oriented environment.  Good computer and keyboarding skills with the ability to accurately type at 45 WPM.  Proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook.  Require flexible schedule with the ability to work at least 48 hours per week and be on-call if issues with fleet arise.

 

Experience, Education, and Training

Four year college degree in Logistics or other business related field or at least one year brokering experience preferred.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to sit for a large portion of the day. Also needs to be able to multitask, talk on the telephone for extended periods of time and type efficiently.

 

Working Environment

Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general office environment. Surroundings can be noisy at times.

 

Licensing/Certification

None required.

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