Carrier Sourcing Analyst in Des Plaines, IL at DSC Logistics

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

DSC Logistics is a leader in transforming logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking and high-performance operations. DSC achieves the business goals of Fortune 500 and other dynamic companies by designing, integrating, managing and adapting customized supply chain solutions. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP) and third-party logistics (3PL) provider, DSC delivers value by reducing total system costs, optimizing business processes, facilitating growth and change, and maximizing the potential of the supply chain. In today’s environment, filled with rapid and unpredictable change, DSC helps customers achieve their goals by being ready for anything!

The Carrier Sourcing Analyst will focus on sourcing, qualifying, and managing new carriers. The Carrier Sourcing Analyst will develop relationships with new carriers, identify their strengths, match their available capacity with existing lane needs, as well as negotiate rates and contracts. The Carrier Sourcing Analyst will be responsible for delivering results by maximizing carrier relationships, reducing cost, improving service, and increasing carrier capacity.

Position Responsibilities

  • Cold call new carriers and build relationships with new carriers
  • Monitor carrier performance utilizing carrier scorecards and hold carriers accountable for established KPI’s
  • Issue and manage corrective action plans
  • Utilize benchmarks to procure transportation services at rates that are competitive to DSC
  • Act as the escalation point for carriers and internal teams to resolve service and operational issues, ensuring carrier capacity meets operational needs
  • Manage carriers to ensure compliance to government regulations as well as DSC policies and procedures
  • Communicate market conditions which may impact capacity, cost, and service
  • Negotiate contracts and rate agreements
  • Collaborate with carriers and internal teams on continual improvement initiatives
  • Utilize FreightFriend, Carma and other carrier management applications
  • May be required to be on call and work as part of a Saturday rotation

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 year of professional experience or related training
  • Experience with organization, planning, and follow through


  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Transportation, or Supply Chain Management
  • 1 year of experience in logistics, transportation, supply chain management, brokerage
  • Experience negotiating with carriers and brokers across multiple modes of transportation
  • Experience working in a TMS and/or CRM
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and Google applications

The salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a market competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) match and tuition reimbursement.

DSC Logistics is an equal opportunity employer. It is DSC’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information.