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    Carrier Procurement Internship

    Fifth Wheel Freight
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    Fifth Wheel Freight has perpetually received acknowledgement by national publications since its 2013 founding due to its sustained business growth and exceptional company culture. Inc. Magazine named FWF as one of America’s fastest-growing businesses in 2017, 2018, and 2019 while Women in Trucking named FWF a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation in 2019. FWF has continued to earn prestigious recognition in 2020 as they were named to the inaugural Inc. Magazine Series Midwest list while also being named a Top Freight Brokerage Firm by Transport Topics for the second consecutive year.


    FWF is a third-party logistics and transportation provider (3PL) headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. FWF is focused on providing full-service logistics solutions to its clients through industry leading service and reliability. Advanced technology and innovation allow FWF to offer complete logistics solutions to its clients through three distinct service features: 1.) Dedicated representatives 2.) Automated TMS implementation 3.) Managed freight teams. As a 3PL, FWF has the unique ability to offer less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (TL) shipping, intermodal, drayage, domestic and international ground/air freight services to its clients.


    FWF is continuing to hire for future start dates at our Grand Rapids, MI headquarters as we remain an essential business. During the COVID-19 outbreak, FWF will be conducting virtual interviews throughout our hiring process as we ensure the health and safety of our team, future employees, and their family members remain our highest priority.


    We are looking for Carrier Procurement Interns that are self-motivated and have the desire to work in a fast-paced, exciting role with the 16th fastest-growing company in Michigan. Our rapid growth continues to allow us to offer many career advancement opportunities as 100% of our management team was promoted from within the company.


    Carrier Procurement Intern

    The Carrier Procurement Intern will work with assigned procurement team to expand the FWF carrier network. This position will report directly to the Brokerage Market and Pricing Analyst on a daily basis, and will be responsible for communicating with transportation companies, onboarding new carriers, carrier compliance, and database tracking among other tasks as assigned.

    Responsibilities and Essential Duties include the following: (Other duties may be assigned)

    • Communicate with transportation companies to increase capacity
    • Provide exceptional service to our carriers
    • Execute calls to carriers as assigned to generate new partnerships, secure additional capacity, and create new opportunities for the sales team
    • Onboard new carriers through thorough communication and detailed data entry that includes common lanes, available equipment, and optimal points of contact
    • Effectively communicate benefits of FWF digital platforms to current and prospective carrier partners
    • Responsible for day-to-day operations including carrier compliance
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date carrier records
    • Ensure all database documentation is compliant with industry standards
    • Collaborate with assigned procurement and sales teams to ensure optimal capacity is secured
    • Maintain carrier information in internal database including location, equipment type, and availability
    • Vet all carriers thoroughly prior to onboarding with FWF

    Key Competencies

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Proficient in transportation industry software
    • Proven written and verbal communicator
    • Current student or recent college graduate preferred
    • Highly collaborative with ability to work effectively with all departments
    • Organized with high attention to detail
    • Reports to the Brokerage Market and Pricing Analyst

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    Posting ID: 562766113Posted: 2020-07-27