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Logistics Carrier Procurement Executive-BC

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Working for a company dedicated to personal career growth and the opportunity to have an impact in moving the organization forward. Challenger Motor Freight Inc. is a Platinum Club Member in Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

It’s not by chance that Challenger is a leading North American freight transportation company. In 40 years, Challenger has grown from one person with a vision and a truck to an international transportation and supply chain management company.  

We win as a team when we work as a team, and succeed when our employees succeed. We want people who are resilient, team-oriented, and driven because we are laser-focused on meeting commitments to our People, Customer, and Profit. If you’re looking to work for a dynamic, fast-paced, progressive organization then come join us.  

The Opportunity

The Carrier Procurement Executive is responsible for coordinating the movement of freight using third party carriers. The successful candidate will be able to effectively negotiate rates with carriers and provide 3PL solutions to Challenger’s customers.

Please note that this role will be based out of Burnaby, British Columbia.

What you will get from the role:

  • Autonomy to manage the business in your assigned regions
  • Assignments that utilize your high level of relationship building skills
  • Frequent opportunities to collaborate with team members across the organization
  • Work with a high performing, focused team
  • Contribute directly to the corporate goals of the organization
  • Continuous learning environment that develops your individual career goals
  • Opportunity to maximize your time management skills by dealing with competing deadlines
  • A continuous improvement environment where all ideas are explored
  • Responsibility of developing strong business relationships inside and outside of the organization
  • Engaged coaches and mentors
  • Health, Dental, and Vision plan
  • Standard office hours; Monday to Friday from approximately 8:00am to 5:00pm

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide 3PL solutions to Challenger customers
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor all truckload, less than truckload freight using partner carrier equipment
  • Effectively negotiate truckload and less than truckload rates with customers and third party carriers to achieve a profitable margin
  • Work closely with carriers to monitor shipment status for timely customer updates and high quality of service.
  • Coordinate shipments between partner carriers and customers
  • Communicate dispatch information and assist with driver inquiries
  • Form relationships with quality carriers who will assist Challenger in moving customer freight
  • Advise Customer Service promptly of any impending service failures

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • 2 years Logistics Brokerage and/or Planning experience
  • Industry Expertise- Transportation industry knowledge including, effective partner carriers, rates, the domestic and international market, terminology and, general knowledge of primary customer industries
  • A competitive desire to win
  • The ability to operate with a sense of urgency in a highly time-sensitive environment
  • Great negotiation skills – your specialty is closing the deal
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated accountability in your decision making
  • Effective communications skills (listening, verbal and written)
  • Good analytical, mathematical and problem solving techniques
  • Working knowledge of Link Logistics, Excel and Transport Management Software

If you are looking to join a premier transportation company, and become an integral part of results oriented team who constantly challenge themselves to Go The Distance for our customers and for each other, the role of Carrier Procurement Executive may be right for you.

To apply for this position, please visit www.challenger.com/careers

No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Challenger Motor Freight Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples. By submitting your resume, you consent Challenger Motor Freight Inc. to share this information within its divisions in order to identify other employment opportunities that you may be suitable for.

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