Updike Distribution Logistics provides innovative, cost-effective logistics services across virtually all realms of the supply chain spectrum. We have a unique capability to offer a full array of integrated, in-house logistics solutions, and we have the demonstrated skills to perform. Whether it involves public or contract warehousing, direct-to-store or direct-to-consumer order fulfillment, dedicated or line-haul transportation, and even residential delivery services, you can count on us. You can expect us to execute with a fundamental focus on efficiency and value, utilizing the principles of integrity and responsibility, in all that we do. At the end of the day, we exist to merely be an extension of our customers, and, as your entrusted partner, we stand resolute in achieving total success together.
Our people help make up that success. Our team of extraordinary people has enabled us to grow and expand our reach, year after year, by making the collective, unwavering commitment to exceed the expectations of our customers each and every day. Simply put, our culture is purely one of service excellence.
We are a team of highly motivated, fun, goal-oriented, bright individuals who continuously strive to offer our customers services to help meet their business goals and work toward building long-term partnerships. We need more people who share in that same philosophy. If you do, please continue to read about the awesome opportunity we have to offer another bright, fun, motivated individual.
Updike Distribution Logistics is seeking a Broker whose primary function of the Brokerage is to develop relationships with third party freight carriers to establish capacity for our customers. The Broker will coordinate the daily load activity and also negotiate pricing in order to ensure profitability.
What will a typical day look like?
Analyze and solicit new business from new and existing transportation customers
Screen/Setup carriers for compliance with authority, insurance, safety and service requirements
Communicate operational issues to management and make recommendations when necessary
Manage new business growth objectives
Establish and maintain proper operating margins for brokerage operation
Spot quote all customer freight
Tender load information to carriers
Work directly with customers and drivers to arrange freight shipments, schedule transportation, resolve service issues, compile driver paperwork and secure profitable loads
Monitor and review service reports daily to ensure on-time delivery
Manage both carrier and driver services to achieve the desired results for our customers
Manage a network of partner carriers to determine best cost and service option for orders
What will help contribute to your success in the role?
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Working industry knowledge of freight capacity, bid processes, lane coverage, etc.
Strong negotiating skills and sales ability
Self-managed and highly motivated
Excellent follow-up and follow-through with customers
Strong analytical skills
High school diploma is required, bachelor's degree is preferred