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Summit Expedited Logistics Carrier Sales Representative in Chicago, Illinois

Wake up each day to be part of a movement. A movement to make an impact. A movement to go for it. A movement to provide solutions. A movement to be empowered. A movement to do the right thing.

Empowerment, active listening and creative thinking are a few attributes SEL teammates exercise to deliver a world-class customer experience.

Position Overview:

The Carrier Sales Representative will be responsible for maintaining relationship with the asset based carriers. They will negotiate rates and ultimately make the decision on which carrier companies Summit Expedited Logistics will partner with.

This is an exciting opportunity for well-organized, self-starters with excellent interpersonal skills who enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced and high-volume work environment. This position is based in our downtown Chicago office.

What You Will Be Doing Day-to-Day:

  • Strategically match available carrier partner equipment to every available customer load with proper equipment.

  • Establish and maintain quality relationship with carriers.

  • Negotiate rates with transportation providers at or below current market rates.

  • Track all booked shipments and enable automated GPS tracking technology.

  • Prospect carriers to expand capacity options.

  • Communicate with customers on the status of their loads.

  • Promote additional services to contribute to overall profits.

  • Suggest improvements in procedures that will increase efficiency, develop profit and better serve our customers.

What We Look for in Teammates:

  • A team player who works well with others ? being respectful to our teammates is a Core Value!

  • A strong work ethic with an appreciation for ownership, independence, accountability and autonomy in your role.

  • Growth mindset ? being passionate about your craft, always looking for ways to improve yourself and the company, being open to change and doing things differently.

  • Customer service focus ? we serve a wide variety of customers, both internal and external, and building relationships is a part of our culture!

Other Skills We Hope to See:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent

  • Minimum 1 year of Logistics Operations experience; 3PL environment preferred

  • General knowledge of Truckload, OTR and Intermodal terms/info.

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word and Office)

  • Strong negotiation skills, attention to detail and accuracy along with strong organizational skills

  • Team-oriented while being self-motivated and hardworking

  • Highly motivated to succeed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to remain persistent and positive in a rapid, frequent changing environment

  • Strong problem solving skills and high level of initiative

What SEL Can Offer You:

  • Growing company with a record year in performance that continues to scale!

  • Hands-on and passionate CEO who understands the importance of hiring great talent ? passionately caring for co-workers is a Core Value!

  • Laid-back and open-door work environment

  • High Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced

  • Opportunity for advancement

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Full line-up of benefits

  • Tuition assistance

  • Volunteer program ? it?s also a Core Value ? we actively engage in our communities!

About Summit Expedited Logistics:

Established in 2001, Summit Expedited Logistics is a customer-focused transportation management provider. Our deep industry experience and ties to preferred industry partners add value to everything we do, setting us apart from traditional 3PL firms.

Whether you need truckload, intermodal, expedited ground, LTL or other supply management services, Summit Expedited Logistics specializes in delivering cost savings and operational efficiency through innovative transportation solutions. Our services span a range of industries and a coverage area that includes the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

At Summit Expedited Logistics, customers and carriers have access to a variety of tracking options and technologies. Customers enjoy 24/7 phone availability and the ability to track shipments online. Summit Expedited Logistics? advanced, web-based Delivery Tracking System gives carriers the ability to manage open orders, maintain compliance or even assign themselves to available loads.

Summit Expedited Logistics is an Equal Opportunity Employer ? M/F/Veterans/Disabled. If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact Human Resources at 630-766-8300 ext 5318 or email your resume to