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CRST International Carrier Sourcing Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CRST Logistics is seeking a relationship building and outgoing Carrier Sourcing Manager to be located in our Cedar Rapids, IA office.

*Job Summary: *Carrier Sourcing Manager will report to the Manager - Carrier Development. This position requires the individual to develop, maintain and evaluate the carriers that fit the CRST Logistics network. They will also be leading a Core Carrier Program as well as be required to meet with carriers to maintain our status as a preferred provider for those carriers’ specific needs.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *

  • Managing a core Carrier Program with the expectation of exceeding financial goals through best in class pricing and service from those Carriers in the program.
  • Carrier development within their specified region that can serve existing and new business in all modes including capacity negotiation and strategic alignment with business opportunity
  • Identify and on board new contract carriers and provide forecasting of expected volumes for each new setup by collaborating with CRST Logistics branch locations and outside sales
  • Network optimization of existing business and providing our sales force with information for needed lanes , continuous movement opportunity and cost reduction opportunities
  • Communicate, coordinate and cooperate with sales to find freight for the available capacity within their respective region to support business growth
  • Assist in spot bid pricing when needed
  • Provide carrier routing guide/matrix for Capacity Executives in all business units
  • Insure profile data integrity for existing carriers and keep current
  • Up to 25% travel will be required and collaboration with sales for potential customer visits
  • Provides support for management personnel as needed

*Minimum Qualification Requirements: *

  • 3-5 years of experience in carrier procurement or carrier capacity sales needed
  • High school diploma or GED required and a degree in a related field preferred
  • Must be able to develop a strategy to find a profitable situation for the carrier and CRST
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Verbal and written communication skills must be excellent

CRST is an EOE. Candidate subject to successful completion of pre-employment background and drug testing.

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Employment duration: Full time

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