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Senior Freight Broker

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description

This position will partner with customers to manage their transportation needs by acting as a liaison between shipper and carrier. This position is a key leader and representative of the company in the market place. Requires professionalism in all forms of communication. This position will book orders with customers, line up carriers for the loads, while meeting scheduled pickups and deliveries. Facilitation of the information and documentation exchange between carrier and customer is critical. This position will be responsible for maintaining accurate logs/information/data to keep the customers and carriers informed on status of shipment. The best candidates for this position will:

+ Be a self-starter and motivated to achieve

+ Be able to problem solve in a quick and efficient manner as issues or problems arise

+ Participate in business development, building and securing accounts

+ Possess negotiation skills and understand the supply and demand of equipment in the geographical areas

+ Be able to develop a general knowledge of the produce industry and commodities.

+ Build and manage a book of business

+ Manage and work with sales and pricing to provide formal responses to Request for Proposals(RFP) Principal Accountabilities: 50% Find trucks for loads out of a certain area 20% Solicit customers for loads 20% Keep track and oversee the status of loads 10% Communicate with dispatchers/drivers

Qualifications

Required:

+ Minimum five years’ experience in transportation, logistics or supply chain.

+ Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office

+ Communication skills with a positive and engaging personality

+ Excellent problem solving skills

+ Outstanding people skills Preferred:

+ Customer and/or Carrier contacts

+ Supply Chain or Business Degree

+ Experience with Load Boards e.g., DAT, Internet Truckstop, etc

+ Expertise with TMS software e.g., TMW, Mercury Gate, McLeod(Loadmaster), AS400

+ Proven track record working cross-functional; ability to work well with all levels of team members with different backgrounds and needs

+ Understand driver compliance and HOS rules Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job

Transportation/Logistics and Forwarding

Primary Location

US-KS-Wichita

Schedule

Full-time

Job Type

Standard

Shift

Day Job

Req ID:

WIC04166

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill’s long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law. 

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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