Freight Broker

Clayton, MO

Posted: 07/03/2019 Job Number: 32842 Pay Rate: 0.00 City:

The Clayton location of a brokerage firm is in immediate need of a Freight Broker to join their busy team. This is a full-time, direct hire, opportunity that will have a base salary, dependent upon experience, plus commission. 

 

JOB DUTIES: 
  • Negotiate rates, select carriers, coordinate deliveries and evaluate carrier performance
  • Review carrier contracts in regards to pricing and/or fees
  • Develop relationships with carriers and customers
  • Communicate with customers and carriers to confirm destination and load information
  • Prioritize job responsibilities to accommodate aggressive deadlines
  • Take initiative to successfully manage transportation issues including traffic, closed roads, low bridges and weather-related concerns
  • Ensure proper documentation for all loads
  • Make decisions independently on rate quotes and other load related items based on company procedures, guidelines and past personal experience
  • Develop new customers utilizing industry cold calls 
  • Travel on overnight trips to visit existing customers and to develop new customers
  • Attend trade shows

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Minimum of one year of experience in booking loads with carriers in a brokerage setting
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • The ability to attend locally or to travel for work related classes, seminars or workshops to stay current on industry standards and practices
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on building rapport, listening, questioning and conflict resolution
  • Ability to multi-task with the capability to plan, solve problems and complete work with a multitude of interruptions
  • Tolerant of high-stress situations with flexibility to cope with unexpected circumstances
  • The ability to make decisions independently and work with minimal supervision
Please apply online for immediate consideration. All qualified applicants will be contacted.
 
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