Company: Transportation
Status: Full Time
Location: Bloomington MN Chicago IL Dallas OR Tualatin OR Vancouver WA
Remote: Remote Optional

About the Role

As a Freight Broker at OpenRoad Transportation, Inc. (ORT), you will be responsible for overseeing your own book of business by selling our industry-leading services to new and existing customers, building relationships with strategic carrier partners, and managing the entire shipment lifecycle in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Our top Freight Brokers have a passion for the supply chain and logistics industry, excel in working independently and collaboratively, and know how to leverage the full scale of the OpenRoad brand to attract, retain, and optimize business. You are a go-getter with a team player attitude.

Responsibilities

  • Identify prospects utilizing ZoomInfo®, web search engines, personal networking, industry publications, etc.
  • Utilize research skills to prepare for sales calls and identify decision makers
  • Cold call leads
  • Research and understand market trends, industry standards, and localized environments to provide accurate quotes/pricing
  • Build relationships with existing and new carrier partners, negotiate rates for each shipment, and provide clear communication with the drivers hauling our freight, ensuring they have the proper equipment and are a positive reflection of ORT
  • Verify and enter load information into TMS with accuracy and speed
  • Audit load information for accuracy and completion, making updates as needed
  • Track and trace shipments
  • Work closely with accounting department to resolve internal discrepancies

Qualifications

  • Established book of business preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in sales and/or customer service in the supply chain and logistics industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Have a sense of urgency, self-confidence, passion, open-mindedness, and commitment to do whatever it takes to satisfy the customer

Why OpenRoad

  • Advance your career with a reliable company committed to sustainable growth
  • Full benefits package including 401k, Safe Harbor match, PTO, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, and more
  • Competitive salary with opportunities for professional growth
  • Professional, fast-paced, collaborative culture
  • Flexible work schedules
Come to work every day knowing that you are making a difference. The OpenRoad group is a collection of 3 companies – OpenRoad Transportation, OpenRoad Financial Services, and OpenRoad Trucking – each playing a uniquely critical role in the supply chain and logistics industry. Our commitment to daily improvement and our dedication to exceeding our customers’ expectations are what makes us a company people are proud to be associated with. As a nationally recognized Top Workplace and Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company, we are continuing to pursue greatness – and it all begins with the incredible people who call OpenRoad their home.

 

OpenRoad Transportation is focused on moving our customers’ freight by sourcing capacity from our large carrier network. We offer a comprehensive suite of services including truckload, LTL, intermodal, air/ocean, and global forwarding in order to holistically provide transportation solutions for our customers. Wherever their freight needs to go, we can get it there.

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