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Carrier Representative

Company: Zuum Transportation
Location: Irvine
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Zuum Transportation, Inc. is a rapidly growing, tech startup which is transforming the $1.2 trillion logistics industry. Zuum connects enterprise shippers, brokers, and carriers on an automated platform. To better understand what we are about, please check out our website:
https://zuumapp.com/
Were currently looking for fast, growth-minded individuals who want to help revolutionize the logistics industry and play an integral role in a thriving startup environment.
*Please submit your resume now and attach your LinkedIn profile link (recommended, if possible). This position has lots of room for growth!
The Carrier Representative is responsible for implementing our companys carrier onboarding strategy and accountable for the pre-sales process for developing relationships with networks of fleets and drivers. This position will assist the RFQ process and development of compliant bids and spot quotes to deliver an open and competitive carrier procurement process. The Carrier Representative will be the primary liaison in securing and coordinating freight services with carriers and drivers while providing excellent customer service. You will be working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure carrier utilization, sourcing, and on-time delivery in accordance with customer and Zuum expectations.
Responsibilities:


Track and manage multiple requests for quotes and acquire competitive pricing from third-party carriers and drivers.
Project management of open and competitive bid process, including specifying requirements, identification of potential carriers, submitting RFQs, evaluating responses, and awarding based on best value procurement practices.
Ensure provider solutions maintain interoperability and commercial best practices (e.g, carrier411, and insurance validation)
Coordinates freight for carriers, cross-connects, and project manage third party carriers and drivers during implementation via telephone and written correspondence.
Coordinate connections with both external parties and internal teams. Play a pivotal role in organizing, monitoring, tracking, and implementing requests.
Ensure services are delivered correctly, cost-effectively, and on schedule while facilitating communications between all relevant internal and external stakeholders.
Maintain communication with Zuum Sales team, including providing status updates
Maintain relationships and assist in the maintenance of information on vendor accounts, budget compliance, performance tracking, and reporting
Review of internal processes for potential improvements
Performs other duties and tasks as assigned from time to time by management as required by the needs of the Zuum business

Required Skills & Experience:

2-5 years of experience in freight brokerage (inland), carrier sourcing, business analysis, sales support, or other relevant experience
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Effective time management skills and ability/willingness to operate in a fast-paced, demanding environment
Possess and employ the highest ethical and business standards; always conduct self with the greatest degree of professional integrity
Strong knowledge of inland freight environments. Strong background in freight brokerage, FTL, LTL and multi-modal
Effective time management skills and ability/willingness to operate in a fast-paced, demanding environment
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word/Excel)
Bachelors degree preferred, preferably in Business, Logistics, Management or related field

Zuum offers a competitive, starting compensation and benefits package, and an unparalleled culture of diversity and inclusion. New ideas are always welcome, we embrace our failures and move quickly through them, testing and iterating our way to success - all while having fun!

Zuum Transportation Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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