Transportation Carrier Specialist

JW Logistics - Frisco, TX (30+ days ago)3.2

General Purpose of the Position:

This position is responsible for the application of mathematical tools and techniques to logistics analysis and for purchasing transportation services from motor carriers, managing carrier performance, and ensuring carriers maintain J.W Logistics’ compliance standards. The Transporation Specialist will document and understand customers’ transporation requirements, develop RFQs, identify and engage carriers, and negotiate rates and services for J.W. Logistics customers. They will also provide continuous improvement opportunities for both cost and service initiatives through data analysis and customer engagement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conduct analysis in the logistics domain, using a spectrum of mathematical tools, models, and simulations, especially optimization and logistics discrete-event simulation.
  • Conduct case studies involving logistics data processing and analysis
  • Support new product development and existing product maintenance including but not limited to exploring new analysis areas and technologies as well as enhancing existing products
  • Support a team to develop and deliver logistics information analysis applications
  • Establish and grow relationships with truckload, LTL, intermodal and other transport carriers in the North America to support customer requirements
  • Manage RFQs to establish the best rates possible and secure capacity
  • Conduct regular meetings with core carriers to review cost and service performance
  • Establish customer specific carrier performance standards (on-time delivery, communication, tender acceptance, etc.)
  • Manage the performance improvement process with under-performing carriers to meet contracted requirements
  • Provide carrier training and on-boarding to ensure compliance with JW Logistics and customer requirements
  • Ensure all tariffs built in our transportation management system are accurate and reflect negotiated rates
  • Use transport data and analytics to identify customer-specific cost and service opportunities
  • Proactively develop and present savings proposals to senior leaders
  • Work closely with Operations and Load Planning teams to trouble shoot issues and provide adequate carrier capacity
  • Study and understand transport market rate and capacity trends to ensure carrier coverage and mitigate cost impacts to the customer

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Operations Research, Logistics Engineering, or related disciplines.


  • Experience performing analysis of operation and support of systems, or with logistics engineering, support, data systems of logistics systems
  • Knowledge and experience with scheduling optimization, especially of industrial processes
  • Experience with scripting languages to rapidly process and analyze data
  • Experience with logistics data systems and logistics (i.e., maintenance, supply) data


  • Has the ability to develop concepts for applications and communicate them to logistics and software engineers
  • Has the ability to solve customer business problems
  • Recommends product definition, product design, product development
  • Quickly acclimates to new logistics analysis needs. Willing to dig into any technology available to solve the problem
  • Is comfortable and effective at all stages of systems development life cycle, including requirements and design documentation, and accurate task planning and estimating for self and others
  • Has the ability to provide engineering support on assigned products
  • Can demonstrate technical influence in peer discussions, and initiative in product definition or process improvements influencing product and technology direction for company
  • Capable of effective communication of project issues and project status with subordinates, peers, immediate management

Job Type: Full-time


  • Transportation: 3 years
  • Carrier Management: 2 years
  • Logistics: 2 years


  • Bachelor's