J.B. Hunt Transport Logistics Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Job Opening ID:
00324559 Logistics Manager (Open)
United States of America
Job Description Summary:
ICS - The Time to ACT is Now!
How about putting your foot into the door of the fastest growing business unit in J.B. Hunt? Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), our Third Party Logistics & Brokerage business segment, has grown exponentially since its inception in 2007. From 18 people and $42 million in revenue to over 1000 people and $1 billion in revenue, we're not slowing down!
The three pillars of success for ICS are Accountability, Commitment, and Teamwork. We believe these three values distinguish us from our competitors.
As a brokerage, ICS is very familiar with supply and demand. And as with any brokerage, for ICS, there is supply on one side and demand on the other, with the broker making money on the margin in the middle. For ICS, the supply side represents the shipments of freight of its customers. The demand side represents the 30,000 partner transportation companies with whom it currently works. So, for example, consider a shipment of freight from Dallas, TX to Philadelphia, PA. The customer has agreed to pay ICS $2,000 for the safe, on-time pick-up and delivery of the freight. A Carrier Sales Coordinator will then coordinate that shipment of freight with another trucking company for a profitable amount, say $1,600. The difference between what ICS pays a carrier and what ICS receives from its customers is its profit. So where would you come in?
Responsible for directly supervising or working in a team lead (non-supervisor) role over a group of Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS) broker, customer service, and/or support personnel. Works under general supervision.
Guides or directly supervises employees to effectively identify capacity with partner carriers and cover freight needs for customers in a profitable manner.
May guide or manage sales employees to effectively identify freight/logistics needs from customers and sell/provide solutions to those customers, driving optimal revenue and optimal profitability.
May guide or manage customer service and support personnel to ensure excellent customer service and support, ensuring proper customer and partner carrier retention.
Trains and develops subordinates or others on team.
Manage, execute and train employees on spot quote/price process for their branch.
Markets, services and promotes J.B. Hunt's transportation products and services.
Builds freight volume from existing customers.
Maintain and build effective relationships with customers.
Develop and manage a network of outside carriers to ensure adequate capacity for their assigned market.
Negotiate with carriers to meet margin requirements and ensure maximum profitability.
Ensure customer satisfaction and adequate service levels where freight is picked up and delivered using safe, reliable carriers.
Manage all freight in transit by obtaining adequate updates from carriers/drivers to monitor movement and ensure on time delivery.
Meets or exceeds margin and revenue goals for their assigned branch.
Position requires full-time attendance.
Two to four-year degree from an accredited university and at least 18 months of transportation/brokerage experience and/or training; OR
At least 24 months of transportation/brokerage experience and/or training.
Communication, Creativity (JBH Rating Scale), Customer Service, Decision Making & Problem Solving, Working with Others
Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.
Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.
“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”
Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.
These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.
Why J.B. Hunt?
We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.
What are we looking for?
We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.