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Carrier Management Specialist in Novi, MI at Lineage Logistics

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

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Position Description:

Primary Carrier Management point of support for the daily operations in our centralized Transportation Management office in Novi, MI.  Work with established carrier base to procure rates and capacity for our dynamic network of RDC’s.  Monitor carrier performance through carrier scorecarding process with input from operations to drive efficient and effective service to our customers across North America.

Conduct carrier request for proposals (RFPs) using proprietary tools along with ad hoc RFPs to support network changes as well as new business opportunities.  Analyze the results of the RFPs and recommend proposed allocations by carrier to ensure service and cost targets are met or exceeded.

Experience:

2-5 plus years of experience negotiating transportation carrier pricing and securing necessary capacity.  Specific background with temperature control truckload, LTL regional, and dedicated providers preferred.   Solid understanding of transportation operations and carrier cost drivers. 

Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.   Must be proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook).  Analytical mindset with excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) required.  Knowledge of contract administration preferred.

Specific Duties:

. Conduct network carrier bids using our TMS’s proprietary procurement tool as economics dictate in the marketplace 

. Additional adhoc RFPs to support operations, new business and volume fluctuations (seasonality)

. Analyze results of the carrier bids and carrier rate increases, using MS Excel, PC Miler and other various analytical tools

. Work closely with operations in securing commitments and awarding business to preferred carriers across the network.

. Support pricing for new business opportunities and network analysis   

. Carrier vetting for possible onboarding, including contract administration, insurance compliance, and carrier safety rating monitoring support.

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