Brokerage Account Specialist

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Location
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Industry
Warehousing & Distribution
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Salary
US$ 14.00 - US$ 16.00 per hour, $14 - 16 per hour + none
Ref. Number
S_23928
Contact
Laskovich,Pam, Spherion
Phone
(814) 942-1199
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Job Description

The primary function of the brokerage coordinator is to secure reliable third party capacity to cover the freight tendered to Forward Brokerage. This position will be required to tender shipments to third party carriers and will network heavily with operations. An additional key accountability of this role will be working with sales to develop new customers as well as grow our carrier base by contracting new carriers.

Working hours: 1st Shift

Skills:
--Current experience in a freight brokerage company or a third party logistics company.
--Previous experience in transportation or trucking industries desired but not mandatory.
--Previous sales experience desired but not mandatory.
--Sound judgment, initiative and professional communication skills must be exhibited at all times when dealing with others to include third party carriers and customers.
--Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize workload.
--Strong negotiation skills required.
--Possess good problem analysis skills and sound financial judgment.
--Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
--Attention to detail and accuracy.
--Ability to maintain motivation and energy for cold calling and prospecting carriers.
--Strong work ethic, fast learner.
--Self-starter and motivated to achieve.
--Great phone presence and effective interpersonal communication skills.
--Comfortable with computer and multiple applications.
--Minimal overnight travel required when needed.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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