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Senior Transport Allocator



Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

About Ofload and our mission

At Ofload, we're at the forefront of digital freight services, empowering businesses to build efficient, flexible, and sustainable supply chains. Our mission is to achieve zero waste in trucking by digitising the transport industry.

Every day in Australia, around 30% of trucks travel empty and a further 50% are idle amounting to mass inefficiency and harmful environmental impacts.

Since 2020, we've successfully removed over 5 million empty kms from Australian roads. Our customer base has expanded to over 250 businesses, and we proudly support small business carriers by connecting them with household brands like Asahi, Metcash, and Noumi.

As part of our sustainability commitment, we partnered with Trace to measure, reduce and offset our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, actively working to minimise our own environmental impact.

In 2022, we propelled our growth through the strategic acquisition of a Melbourne-based logistics company, and raised $60m in Series B funding. Notably, we were recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Companies.

Fast forward to 2023, Ofload was named a Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Company in Australia, and secured the 4th spot on the LinkedIn Top Startups List 2023. And here's the exciting part – we're just getting started!

We are looking to grow our team and welcome people excited by the opportunity to transform the logistics industry. If you're ready to be part of a dynamic team driving change, join us on this incredible journey!

The Role:

The Senior Transport Allocator plays a crucial role in ensuring the seamless coordination of transportation activities, with a strong focus on customer and carrier satisfaction. This role requires a detail-oriented and customer-obsessed professional who will be responsible for optimising routes, managing carrier relationships, and continuously improving our transportation operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Customer-Centric Approach:

  • Understand and anticipate customer needs to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Proactively communicate with customers to provide updates on shipments, address concerns, and gather feedback.

Carrier Management:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with carriers to ensure reliable and efficient transportation services.
  • Negotiate rates, terms, and conditions with carriers to optimise cost and service levels.

Route Optimisation:

  • Utilise transportation management systems to optimise routes and maximise efficiency.
  • Continuously assess and improve transportation plans to enhance overall effectiveness.

Problem Solving:

  • Identify and address any issues or challenges in the transportation process promptly and effectively.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement solutions and prevent recurrence.

Data Analysis:

  • Analyse transportation data to identify trends, areas for improvement, and opportunities for cost savings.
  • Generate reports and metrics to track key performance indicators.

Your Day 1 Qualities:

  • Proven experience in transportation management, with a focus on customer and carrier relations.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficient in using transportation management systems and other relevant software.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Customer-obsessed mentality with a passion for exceeding customer expectations.
  • Strong organisational and multitasking abilities.
  • Proactive problem solver with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

At Ofload we prioritise impact, aptitude and passion, so we’d encourage you to apply if you do not meet all the above criteria.

Life at Ofload

At Ofload, our values are in our DNA and underpin the work we do every day. We are proud of the collaborative, diverse and innovative culture we continue to build. The Ofload team is motivated by a shared ambition to digitise the logistics industry and have a truckload of fun while doing it! As well as the opportunity to join a high-growth organisation with the ability to make a meaningful impact everyday, you will enjoy;

  • Working in a hybrid environment with a split of in-office and working from home. Our philosophy on working is one built around connection, inclusion and flexibility.
  • Holistic wellness support for you and your family through our wellbeing partnership with Acacia Connection
  • Generous parental leave entitlements including 16 weeks primary caregiver leave and continued superannuation contributions
  • Annual learning and development budget to support your professional growth
  • Paid volunteer leave to support the causes that matter to you

Plus all the exciting perks of joining a startup - epic Ofload swag, weekly catered breakfasts, monthly team lunch, a reward and recognition program and plenty of social events.

Ofload is committed to building diverse and inclusive teams, and a culture where people can bring their whole authentic selves to work each day. Applications are highly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ.
We endeavour to create an equitable recruitment process with an even playing field for all candidates. If you require any adjustments to be made, please let a member of our recruitment team know.