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Dispatch - 2nd/3rd shift

Position Overview

As part of the Shipment Specialist department, you will be responsible for ensuring that Echo’s customers and carriers are provided with exemplary service. Major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: handling inbound calls and outbound calls, working with truck drivers, dispatchers, shippers and receivers. While handling calls a Shipment Specialist will be responsible for problem-solving and utilizing professional communication. The ideal candidate will take initiative to continuously improve the performance and efficiency of themselves and the department. The Shipment Specialist department is a call center environment with a fast paced, fun atmosphere.

Essential Job Functions

Every task should focus on building valuable partnerships with customers, carriers and peers through proactive and effective communication.

  • Answer an average of 60-80+ inbound calls daily from carriers and customers with a friendly and can-do attitude
  • Fulfill requests by accurately updating and documenting shipment statuses in Echo’s internal system as well as communicating escalations appropriately
  • Contact carriers for time sensitive information and properly update Echo’s internal system
  • Monitor the team email queue and fulfill request promptly, utilizing excellent professional communication skills
  • Communicate issues proactively to the appropriate manager or team to ensure problems are resolved quickly
  • Express eagerness to expand knowledge of Echo and the transportation industry and is receptive to new ideas
  • Add value to the department by maintaining a strong work ethic and positive attitude

Requirements:

  • Team player attitude, both within the department as well as partnering with employees across the organization
  • Strong multitasking skills
  • Comfortable working with new technology software and competent in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and internet navigation as well as a minimum of 20 words per minute typing average
  • Flexible work schedule to include some evening and weekend work
  • Fluent in English (Other fluencies always a plus)
  • Attention to detail is paramount

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with
a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Location

Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

An Insider's view of Echo Global Logistics

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Managers at Echo get to know you by having one on one meetings, so they understand your personal life. Echo is flexible with when you arrive and leave from work, so that it fits with your schedule. Echo understands that life happens, so leaving early isn’t a problem as long as you make it up later. I feel that Echo respects my personal time.

Erin

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited around a project designed to transform and re-build our API architecture. This project is not only very beneficial to our clients but also allows members of my team to work on and be exposed to a high visibility design that will have a positive impact on the client experience when integrating with Echo.

Rob

Integration Operations TL

How does the company support your career growth?

Echo has a start-up feel but has an infrastructure that supports training, learning, and development, which in-turn allows for growth potential. At Echo you will be challenged in honing your skills in a constantly evolving industry and company. This can allow for each person to set themselves up for overall career growth.

Trisha

Business Architect

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Echo structures itself into small teams that focus on key initiatives. We spend time planning, executing, and delivering technology to simplify the complex demands of transportation.

Miles

Chief Information Officer

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 700 sales representatives hustling to move over 14,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.

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