Strategic Cargo Logistics Architect

Northstar Recycling


At Northstar Recycling, the Freight Planner plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining strong relationships with haulers, ensuring Northstar’s freight costs remain competitive through rate negotiation and identifying areas for improvement in freight spending.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Trello board management: Organizing tasks and workflows.
  • Relationship building: Developing and maintaining strong ties with haulers, expanding the hauler list.
  • Verification: Confirming hauler equipment and capacity information.
  • Performance monitoring: Keeping an eye on hauler performance.
  • Opportunity identification: Finding areas for freight savings.
  • Issue resolution: Responding to and resolving complaints and problems.
  • Problem solving: Creative solutions for an exceptional customer experience.
  • Experience: Handling more than 12 loads per day in a brokerage capacity.
  • Communication: Comfortable with repricing and negotiation based on current markets.
  • On-call: Availability during on-call hours compensated with additional pay.
  • Commitment: Being a true partner to all stakeholders.
  • Knowledge sharing: Sharing expertise and experiences for team improvement.
  • Client-centric: Aiming to fulfill clients’ needs beyond expectations.
  • Accountability: Holding oneself accountable.
  • Alignment: Working towards the alignment of individual, team, and company goals.
  • Adaptability: Driven to overcome roadblocks and use adversity as a motivator for change and development.


  • Key Criteria: Bachelors degree and 3 or more years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Industry Knowledge: Lane rating and forecasting industry knowledge.
  • Skills: Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Transportation: Market knowledge on all modes of transportation (van, reefer, flatbed, tanker, etc.).
  • Negotiation: Exceptional customer service with strong negotiation skills.
  • Self-motivation: Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a remote environment.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home


  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Work Location: Remote

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