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Freight Specialist

| Chicago

Company Overview

Launched in 2014, ShipBob is a tech-enabled fulfillment and logistics solution for growing e-commerce companies. Our goal is to alleviate the daily stress associated with picking, packaging and shipping so business owners can focus on more important aspects of their brand. Through our software and operations arm, we are on a mission to help businesses be successful online

We pride ourselves on our inclusive and richly diverse company culture. All voices are heard regardless of tenure or job title. We are looking for creative problem solvers with a strong work ethic and ability to persevere. 

Role Description:

ShipBob is hiring a Freight Specialist located in the Cicero, IL Fulfillment Center OR Chicago headquarters office. This position has responsibility for coordinating freight services, both inbound and outbound, for internal needs as well as on behalf of Merchants, as needed. The Freight Specialist is a knowledgeable freight specialist leveraged by Operations & the Merchant Care organization and must consistently demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest level of service and value.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate freight shipments with internal and external parties, including Operations, Merchants (through Merchant Care and sometimes directly) and Carriers based on delivery requirements
  • Coordinate the communications and paperwork required for the accurate and timely freight shipping
  • Evaluate and interpret freight issues for resolution, or forward to appropriate party in accordance to processes and established guidelines
  • Assist management in facilitating resolutions of concerns regarding freight shipments
  • Build effective relationships with Vendors-Carriers
  • Support shipment tracking and tracing, assuring all shipment requirements and parameters are met or exceeded
  • Update shipments in systems, maintain status updates, proof of delivery and charges
  • Identify and communicate exceptions to all appropriate parties
  • Complete all required documentation according to established guidelines
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors during interaction with internal and external parties
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or management
  • Reconcile shipment invoices and billing. Work with our Merchant Care teams to ensure proper invoicing to Merchant for services.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; but must have at least High School diploma and a minimum of 3 years experience in the domestic and international freight industry or comparable
  • Has thorough knowledge & understanding of domestic & international air and ground transportation, logistics products and services including TSA regulations and the Known shipper requirements
  • Computer skills including high proficiency using Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel software, must have proven ability to utilize these tools in daily functions.
  • Requires excellent customer service skills including strong verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results with minimal supervision
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail, problem identification and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of expedited distribution concepts, practices and procedures
  • A working knowledge of TMS applications, specifically Mercury Gate and World Trak systems a plus
  • Must have ability to identify and resolve issues and maintain positive employee, carrier and customer relations.


  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K Plan
  • Casual dress code
  • Unlimited PTO
  • A team of awesome, like-minded, driven people that support each other.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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120 North Racine, Chicago, IL 60607

An Insider's view of ShipBob

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's a very welcoming and collaborative work environment. Going to work isn't a chore, it's exciting!


Senior Business Development Representative

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about helping to create the road map for cool features that will help our customers drive more value for their business


Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

ShipBob supports my career growth by allowing me to focus on my preferred verticals while giving me all the resources needed to bring in new business. I am given complete responsibility to spearhead new projects that will continue to support other teammates and grow our company.


Senior Business Development Representative

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our BDR team are the "Director's of First Impressions". We are the first point of contact with ShipBob. Being at the forefront of the customer experience, it is crucial that our vision shines through. The team is not only responsible for garnering interest, but shaping the relationship that will lead to a positive and fruitful partnership.


Business Development Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been given the opportunity to work on very interesting projects across different departments. I initially joined the Analytics team and just recently moved to Strategic Projects where I’m leading some of the initiatives we are working on. Shipbob is definitely a place where you can have an impact and be continually challenged!


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What are ShipBob Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
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