Ryder System Freight Broker in FORT WORTH, Texas

Opportunity Details:

Position Description:

The Freight Broker 's main responsibility is carrier sales. This includes finding the carrier through the available tools and negotiating rates to the desired buy rates. Once a load is brokered, this individual will be responsible for that shipment through to delivery. He/she will build and maintain a portfolio of clients and act as liaison between client, carrier, shipper, and receiver.

Additional responsibilites include: managing a portfolio of accounts and owning the relationship with customers. In addition, training will be provided on pricing new business, hence contributing towards the sales efforts within the team.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation management, logistics, business or related field, preferred

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in brokerage and transportation

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with strong presentations skills

  • Good negotiation skills with the ability to influence and persuade on multiple levels

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and customer focus

  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers and management)

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the team

  • Flexibility to operate in a fast-paced environment and self-driven towards operational excellence

  • Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized with excellent time management skills

  • Detail-oriented with excellent follow up practices

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong PC based computer skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Good understanding of all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to drivers and movement of goods

  • Knowledge of brokerage and transportation

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and dispatch loads while ensuring compliance of Federal, State and location regulations

  • Responsible for the timely updating of load status to the system

  • Build relationships with carriers and internal Ryder Dedicated operations by soliciting capacity of truck and freight, meeting cost/revenue expectations for each customer

  • Carrier and customer development, qualification, set up carrier packet to include credit request management

  • Sales support through pricing of lanes

  • Create loads, set appointments for broker freight, dispatch, track and trace loads; problem solve issues and resolve/communicate to service customer

  • Provide detailed information to customer service rep and/or account manager concerning service, cost per mile, revenue, out of route miles, etc.

  • Support all parties with accounts receivable and accounts payable issues

  • Perform other duties as required

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2017-43114

Job Locations US-TX-FORT WORTH

Posted Date 7/24/2017

Category Logistics/Distribution/Transportation Management

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 8290