Established and developed carrier development team effort in cost reduction. Conducted targeted and proactive searches to identify and qualify equipment providers (Truckload, LTL, Air, Ocean, Intermodal / Rail) that supported current or prospective client transportation requirements. Negotiated new and existing contracts with vendors. Coordinated with business partners to identify equipment resource needs to support current, new, or prospective business. Developed and drove the RFP process. Assisted in carrier strategy development to support business growth and cost savings objectives. Closed deals or renegotiated terms with equipment providers that addedstrategic value and saved 10% on average. Improved quality and risk mitigation through establishment of partnership with a third party to ensure no lapse in carriers insurance, authority or permits.