Logistics Carrier Specialist

MD-Germantown-EXM, United States

Full Time

16 days ago

Job description

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

EchoStar has an exciting opportunity within our Hughes Network Systems division for a Logistics Carrier Specialist. This person will be responsible for helping to improve the logistics program by working with carriers, forwarders, brokers & 3PLs to provide options to optimize transit times with high reliability while minimizing cost. This role will work with partners to reduce delays of transportation for production material inbound and finished goods heading to our customers. This position will be located at our Manufacturing facility in Germantown, MD.


  • Solicit and analyze rate quotes from freight-forwarders, carriers, and brokers for urgent shipments & Special programs.
  • Arranging bookings based on approved quotes.
  • Tracking, Troubleshooting, & Communicating shipping exceptions in transportation that may cause delays.
  • Gather information on freight damage or loss, file claims, and monitor freight claim status until closure.
  • Act as the point of contact to freight companies and 3PL storage facilities.
  • Work and support freight RFQ process for multiple services such as parcel, less than truckload (LTL), full truckload (FTL), ocean container, import/export freight forwarders, and customs brokerage.
  • Monitor and suggest improvements of transportation programs to increase performance while minimizing costs.
  • Interface with Hughes Network Systems departments, vendors, customers, customhouse brokers, and freight forwarders to meet the above responsibilities.
  • Act as a backup for export operations, including creating export documents while working with the shipping department.
  • Learn and act as a backup for import operations, including customs clearance and HTS classification
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a supply chain, logistics, business, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience in negotiation and managing of parcel, LTL, and international transportation rates.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in SAP Sales and Distribution module and/or GTS or compatible Import/Export Management Software experience is a plus.
  • Prior experience in export-import compliance, logistics, freight forwarding, freight brokerage or related field, and operations.
  • Experience with ACE including filing Electronic Export Information (i.e., AES direct).
  • Understandings of export/importing principles such as export classifications, harmonized tariffs, Scheduled B numbers, INCO terms, country of origin, carnet, duties, and taxes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong Negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with tight and frequently changing deadlines.
  • Solid organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Must be flexible to work long hours, holidays and weekends as needed.
  • Advanced PC skills, proficient in MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Will be eligible for discretionary bonus, with funding based on company performance.


EchoStar is committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our programs are designed to provide you with the ability to customize your benefits to best meet the needs of you and your family. Our philosophy for these programs is to support and encourage healthy living and wellness. Our benefits package covers it all–from healthcare savings plans to education assistance and more!

  • Financial:  401(k) retirement savings plan with company match; employee stock purchase plan; profit-sharing; company-paid life insurance, AD&D and disability

  • Work-Life Balance:  Paid Time Off (PTO), company-paid holidays, health and wellness events, exercise and sports facilities (locations may vary)

  • Employee Incentives:  Tuition reimbursement, employee referral program, year round employee events and community programs, discounts on Dish Network and HughesNet

  • Health:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Health Savings Account (HSA) with opportunities to earn employer contributions; Health Care, Dependent Care and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

EchoStar and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.  U.S. Persons or those able to obtain and maintain U.S. government security clearances may be required for certain positions. EEO is the law.

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