Specialist, Carrier Procurement
XPO Logistics
Burnaby, BC, Canada
1d ago

Specialist, Carrier Procurement

Requisition Id : 190519 Business Unit : Brokerage Location :

Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5C 6A7

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  • Logistics done differently.

    At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. As the Carrier Procurement Specialist, you will source, negotiate and secure carriers to move available freight in a timely and cost-effective manner.

    You’ll also work on projects related to handling pricing and capacity for specialized moves. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

    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 :

  • Cultivate strong core carrier relationships while negotiating and securing carriers to move freight
  • Maintain continuous communication with carriers and customers to ensure a high-quality freight movement process
  • Ensure all parties are informed of route changes, delays, freight concerns or other issues as necessary
  • Schedule pickup and delivery appointment times; use discretion and insight when considering all factors affecting timeframe, including weather, traffic, miles, service rules, etc.
  • Follow established procedures and protocols regarding HVS and HRC loads to ensure the integrity of the shipment and the XPO brand
  • Accurately maintain and update information in the company’s operating systems
  • Conduct research in available databases for potential leads; make cold calls to prospects
  • Track back-end billing and invoicing to ensure that carrier charges are accurate
  • What you need to succeed at XPO :

    At a minimum, you’ll need :

  • 1 year of related experience
  • It’d be great if you also have :

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 year of transportation experience
  • 1 year of over-dimensional and heavy-haul load experience
  • 2 years of experience in sales or customer service
  • Experience exercising judgment and discretion; able to function independently within authorized limits
  • Be part of something big.

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