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Truckload Pricing Coordinator

Position Overview

The position is part of the Operations department reporting to the Director of Contractual Truckload Sourcing. The Sourcing Specialist position will have complete ownership of the truckload pricing loading process in Optimizer. Duties will include process creation of rate loading submission requests into Optimizer, the vetting process to identify & resolve any pricing error submissions, the loading process of all contracted pricing, post rate loading testing to ensure Optimizer pricing matches contracted pricing, extraction of carrier performance reports, etc. In addition, the Sourcing Specialist role will assist the Director of Contractual Truckload Sourcing in general duties which include assistance in carrier RFP requests, general carrier communication, pricing addendum creation/execution, participate in carrier visit meetings, assist in the creation of state-of-the industry materials for clients/potential clients, etc.

Essential Job Functions

Primary daily function is to execute rate loading duties in Optimizer tool. Timely communication with all key stakeholders will be a core function. This will be a process driven role so adhering & executing to published SOPs will be a requirement. Periodic review and refinement of SOPs for continuous improvement will be needed. Daily interaction will primarily be with Operations, Implementations, Contractual Sourcing, and Echo provider partners. Adhering to business deadlines will be imperative.

Rate Loading Ownership

  • Ownership of all contract truckload rate loading requests
  • Creation & publishing of rate loading SOP methodology
  • Drive resolution for pricing errors with respective Echo submitting party
  • Development of Carrier Scorecard reporting at the account & enterprise levels
  • Support resolution of any IT functionality issues with Echo IT department
  • Communicate timelines for complete loading & testing of pricing for all new client launches
  • Error testing of pricing prior to publishing for execution
  • Publish notification of rate loading completion to all stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement of rate loading SOP
  • Attend weekly one-on-one meeting with Director of Contractual Truckload Sourcing
  • Attend all required Solutions organizational meetings

Request-for-Pricing Execution Support

  • Assist in the scoping out operational business requirements for RFP
  • Identify carrier partners to issue RFP out to market
  • Address & answer questions presented from carrier partners during RFP process
  • Vetting and review of proposal submissions with internal/external stakeholders
  • Targeted pricing negotiations with carriers
  • Echo carrier contracting duties for Carrier Compliance (executing master motor carrier agreement & documents collection)
  • Pricing addendum creation & execution
  • Carriers on-boarding meeting support
  • Support in creating State-of-the-Industry materials

Continuous Process Improvement

  • Continually improve of rate loading SOP process to enable better solutions
  • Work with IT to continue to improve the routing guide functionality
  • Help drive the improvement of analytics tools
  • Meet with stakeholders to identify process improvement/opportunities for efficiencies gains

Carrier Meeting Participation

  • Assist in scheduling of Carrier meetings
  • Creation of Carrier Scorecard report to review during meeting
  • Capture & publish the current carrier network needs discussed during meeting
  • Follow up communication on any carrier partner requests from meeting

Requirements

Qualified candidates will possess the following characteristics and experience:

  • Strong background in Transportation/Supply Chain
  • Experience using MS Visio, Power Point, Excel, Word, & Tableau
  • Carrier & Customer facing experience a plus
  • 2-3 years work experience
  • Proven performer who is effective at “multi-tasking”
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn Echo’s proprietary Transportation Management Systems
  • Self-managed and motivated
  • Enjoys and thrives in fast paced, fluid work environment
  • Ability to follow through with tasks to their completion
  • Analytical
  • Very organized and detail oriented
  • Ability for periodic business travel

 Compensation

Base Salary, Bonus Program, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Vacation, Flexible Spending Accts

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Business Architect

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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