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Capacity Buyer

Scout Logistics Corporation

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 12, 2017.

Job Description

Founded in 2011, Scout Logistics is a visionary in the transportation management industry. Our fearless leadership, relentless drive for innovation, and culture of teamwork has earned us the designation of Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies for three consecutive years.

And it all starts with our people. Scout has attracted its strong team by creating a dynamic work environment and we are growing. We believe in our brand and people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is important. At Scout Logistics there are no strict dress codes or cubicles, only a state-of-the-art workplace with a full kitchen and foot-thumping music that adds a fun vibe to the workday. All our team members are provided an industry-leading compensation package.

The Headlines:

Scout is seeking a Capacity Buyer, responsible for developing relationships with new carriers and strengthening relationships with existing carriers to meet or exceed sales goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and qualify prospects by telephone in a cold-call approach to carriers
  • Follow up on carrier leads
  • Regenerate carriers by introducing them to additional services offered by the company
  • Manage all assigned loads on a daily basis
  • Procure capacity and negotiate favorable pricing to increase profitability
  • Develop relationships with carriers to understand carrier capabilities and competitive pricing
  • Work closely with Account Managers to understand customer requirements
  • Review carrier service levels to ensure key performance indicators are achieved
  • Ensure tracking expectations are achieved
  • Escalate all potential carrier service failures to Account Management and resolve issues as they arise

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post -Secondary Education preferred
  • Strong selling background a must!
  • Exceptional customer service, communication, and negotiations skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Able to respond effectively to multiple priorities and execute in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment
  • Proficiency in MSOffice applications, including knowledge of CRM software (ideally Salesforce)
  • Experience in a Call Centre or Telemarketing environment an asset

The Work Perks:

  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • At Scout we play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to paying tribute to our Veterans – giving back to the community is part of our culture
  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag
  • We offer a base salary plus monetary incentives and a comprehensive benefits package.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted at this time.

Company DescriptionScout is a third party logistics (3PL) sales enterprise that operates in the multi-billion dollar logistics industry. We sell brokerage services to Fortune 500 Companies across North America specializing in the movements of perishable, fragile and just-in-time freight.

As a three time recipient of Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, Scout was built on the basic principles of teamwork, honesty, integrity, and providing exceptional service that surpasses expectations.