Truckload Svcs Broker/Dispatcher

  • Company: R R Donnelley
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Posted: December 30, 2016
  • Reference ID: 205805

This is an exciting opportunity to become a key member of the growing RR Donnelley team!

This position works as part of an energetic, fast paced team focused on providing the highest level of service to our clients and vendors.  This position is perfect for tenacious, hard-working people who are passionate about providing excellent service and creating value.  In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining a portfolio of shippers and carriers, act as the liaison between the customer, carrier, shipper and receiver and obtain and negotiate rates in order to manage the movement of goods for internal and external customers. If you are highly motivated, organized, thrive on solving problems, have strong people shills and have the ability to manage your time and resources independently and effectively, this is the position for you. We are passionate about our people, our philosophy, and our success. 


  •  Procure and source carriers to successfully haul available DLS freight.
  • Establish and cultivate partnerships with carriers that improve cost and value service.
  • Negotiate rates with carrier partners to achieve acceptable or above target profitability numbers.
  • Communicate with internal and external clients to understand their transportation requirements and to relay important information relative to existing loads.
  • Identify consistent capacity opportunities within your carrier base that overlap with consistent lane opportunities provided by our clients.
  • Provide clients with alternative solutions to resolve service deviations.
  • Proactively identify new opportunities to leverage our network capabilities for our client base.
  • Assist tracing efforts of all shipments to ensure pickup and delivery requirements are achieved.
  • Recommend modal choices and transportation solutions based on factors including costs, transit times, and overall service requirements.
  • Participate in on-call rotation that may include after hours and weekend coverage based on client needs.
  • Achieve mastery of market trends and seasonality in the dynamic transportation marketplace.
  • Provide internal or external clients accurate quotes on new business opportunities when requested.
  • Aid in retrieval of load documentation from carriers when requested.

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