Account Manager - Moon-Township, PA

Location: 

Moon Township, PA, US, 15201

Category:  Supply Chain Services – Field

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 Most Loved Workplace®.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

MID-SHIP LOGISTICS, a Watco company, offers total transportation and cargo handling solutions for bulk, breakbulk, containers, liquids, and project cargo throughout all major U.S. waterways.  As part of the Watco family, Mid-Ship customers can leverage Watco’s fully integrated logistics solutions. Our experienced team customizes and mobilizes resources needed to serve any market and any customer, and solve any supply chain challenge.

 

Services

 

  • Inland barge freight
  • Cargo handling/stevedoring
  • U.S. flag coastwise freight
  • Screening/processing
  • Terminal handling - inland and coastwise ports
  • Warehousing and bonded solutions
  • Inventory management
  • Marine surveying
  • Multi-modal transportation solutions
  • Cargo logistics and discharging supervision
  • Claims management
  • Customs clearance and entry services
  • Trucking

 

Under limited supervision, the Account Manager of Watco Logistics is responsible for the overall “day-to-day” freight management of shipments and/or customer accounts.  This position plays a critical role in providing quality service to customers, encouraging team morale and performance, while maintaining a positive culture within the branch.  It is essential for the Account Manager to conduct the necessary activities to deliver the desired results, garner customers' trust and produce above average gross revenue and profits to ensure the branch’s annual goals and objectives are met.  This position has various responsibilities including freight sales, customer spot pricing, carrier price negotiation, and operational duties. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Develop carrier and customer base
  • Utilize various prospecting methods to generate new sales leads and solicit freight
  • Cultivate sustainable customer relationships and encourage customer growth
  • Deliver cost-effective solutions that will attract and retain customers
  • Manage broker and customer service aspects of assigned shipments and/or customer accounts
  • Effectively communicate with customers, carriers and internal teams
  • Manage operations and ensure operating procedures and protocols are followed
  • Support customers with pricing, operations and payment-related issues
  • Manage spot pricing and carrier negotiations
  • Provide support to operations and other internal teams
  • Conduct on-site customer visits as needed
  • Manage other duties as necessary

 

Qualifications

 

  • 2 years brokerage operations experience preferred
  • Significant highway service knowledge, including demonstrable direct relationships within the shipping community
  • Experience with sales and business development 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must possess basic computer skills- proficient with MS Excel and MS Word; generate ad hoc reports
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of working independently to making decisions
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to engage in oral and written communication effectively with individuals on all levels including customers and internal teams 
  • Ability to apply practical knowledge to resolve issues and address customer concerns

 

Work Environment and Conditions

 

  • Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with extensive team member and supplier contact and frequent interruptions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must be able to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms as well as speak, hear and see clearly.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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