Customer Account Leader at Swift Transportation (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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Position at Swift Transportation

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At Swift, our greatest asset is OUR PEOPLE! We strive to be the best and give our best every day. We are passionate about learning and cultivating an environment of safety, honesty and mutual respect. We are a family where everyone has a voice and plays an essential role in our overall success and the success of our drivers. Your voice and perspective matter at Swift Transportation. We understand that you are the subject matter expert, and we trust you to ideate and execute those ideas based on the best interest of the company.

Be a part of something bigger. Be a part of the #1 full truckload carrier in the nation. Be a part of Swift Transportation.

Job Responsibilities: What you will do

Lead customer account team(s). Build and enhance customer relationships by ensuring all assigned account activities are performed accurately and efficiently. Incumbents are responsible for meeting all customer expectations by providing world class service through effective communication to both internal and external customers while improving company profitability. Incumbents are responsible for ensuring team meets defined metrics which includes specific goals for revenue, load count, growth, rate and service. Incumbents may need to occasionally work weekend, 2nd or 3rd shift based on company and customer needs.
  • Provide daily work direction to assigned customer account representatives to ensure the coordination and completion of day to day activities.
  • Set schedules that meet customer requirements. Monitor work hours; approve overtime and/or time off requests.
  • Manage employee performance by providing employee feedback on a frequent schedule, addressing areas for improvement as well as acknowledging positive accomplishments.
  • Communicate customer expectations and account information.
  • Manage Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) related requirements regarding 214 Status releasing or other similar electronic transmissions as required by the customer.
  • Address escalated customer service issues; identify solutions to existing problems and provide direction to subordinates to best solutions.
  • Ensure team defined metrics are adhered to by assigned team members.
  • Research service issues and ensure proper coding of all applicable service failures in the system to support accurate service reporting.
  • Identify and solve problems that do not meet customer or company expectations.
  • Review rejected loads; analyze to identify potential opportunities for Swift.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates the success of business operations to meet company and customer requirements.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by leadership.

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Qualifications: What you need to bring
  • 3 years' as customer account representative or similar experience required.
  • Previous experience in transportation industry required.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel and Word) required.
  • Previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with AS400 preferred.
  • Bachelors' degree in business or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.
  • Must be able to lead, influence and motivate employees at all levels in a cross functional, diverse and changing environment.
  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal, decision making and analytical abilities with a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Must have strong decision making skills.
  • Must be able to prepare and present relevant material in a way that influences others and successfully builds collaboration.

What we offer:
  • Competitive starting salary commensurate with experience.
  • Potential bonus pay based on company performance.
  • Opportunities to volunteer and give back to local communities.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package which includes:
    • 401(K)
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Supplemental and Life Insurance
    • Paid Time Off
    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.
More Information on Swift Transportation
Swift Transportation operates in the Logistics industry. The company is located in Phoenix, AZ. Swift Transportation was founded in 1966. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 15 open jobs at Swift Transportation, click here.
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