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Carrier Manager / Freight Forwarder (German speaker)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Friday, June 9, 2023

sennder is Europe’s leading digital freight forwarder. In a traditional industry, we are moving fast to digitize and automate all road logistics processes. We are a growing team looking for a Carrier Manager / Freight Forwarder to help us on our journey to revolutionize road freight logistics. You would join our Carrier Coverage in the HQ, Berlin office.

We value humility and we're as interested in your character as we are in your talent. Please apply, even if you feel you only meet part of our listed criteria. Diversity drives our innovation and we offer a collaborative, dynamic, and international work environment. Just be yourself. We are excited to meet you and for you to join us in shaping the future of the logistics industry in Europe.


As a Carrier Manager, you’ll work on interesting responsibilities like building out the long-term strategy around capacity planning, organization, and handling of transport as well as negotiations with carriers and expanding our carrier network, in order to meet the needs of our customers and offer the best quality on the market. We hope you are excited to help create a product with lasting value, improve your sales abilities and learn about how we're changing the logistics industry.


  • Build strong relationships with trucking companies' key contacts (i.e., owner-operators, dispatchers, and drivers

  • Build long-term strategy & structural capacity plans with our carrier partners

  • Develop new and grow existing carrier relationships (lead generation, cold calling, and referrals)

  • Negotiate the best prices with our carrier partners

  • Identify issues and work cross-functionally to determine and implement the best solution

  • Provide exceptional service to our carriers and customers

  • Ensure shipment details are accurately communicated and tracked in the system

  • Take a data-driven approach to solving difficult issues

  • Help define processes to increase the efficiency and profitability of our business


  • Experience in carrier operations, road freight experience is a plus

  • Know-how in convincingly addressing your audience and always hitting the right tone

  • Top-notch strategic skills, as well as a self-starter mindset

  • Excellent German Language skills, at least C1

  • Polish, Bulgarian on Lithuanian may cover for a lower than C1 German level

  • At least communicative English language skills

  • Ability to thrive under deadlines, drive results, multi-task, and work with a sense of urgency

ABOUT sennder

sennder is moving trucks with the power of data to unlock endless and sustainable capacity at unparalleled quality. Through our proprietary transportation operating system, built by our in-house tech teams, we not only connect shippers to our fleet of thousands of trucks, but also improve how they move products in sustainable, cost-efficient, and transparent ways - making the logistics industry fit for the future. In a traditional industry, we’re growing and moving fast to digitally automate all road logistics processes.

We are building a curious team that is driven by an ambitious desire to solve the toughest logistics puzzles. What others may consider uncertainty, we see as an opportunity to learn and be proactive. We invite you to go on this journey with us and be part of one of Europe’s inspiring growth stories as we fast-forward road logistics into digitalization. Get to know us, our culture, green business, funding history, and more on our blog here.


At sennder, we want to maximize the individual’s potential for all employees and reinforce an inclusive culture and environment of continuous learning that empowers people to succeed as a team. In addition to humility, we value commitment, team spirit, respect, and kindness to build trusted relationships across teams. Learn more on our career site.

  • A fast-growing, start-up-oriented international team of 1000+ people with 65+ nationalities spread across 8 country offices with English as our company language.

  • Continuous feedback and bi-annual review process for personal development, professional growth, and career opportunities.

  • A structured promotion process, providing everyone with fair and transparent career growth.

  • Learning and development opportunities on the job and through conversations with your manager.

  • Various opportunities to connect with colleagues, formally and informally, digitally or in-person, through regular team events, company get-togethers, and partnership events with other companies and local organizers.

  • Hybrid work model (three days per week in the office) where you seamlessly merge virtual productivity in-office collaboration alongside your colleagues.

  • 28 to 30 days of holidays (depending on tenure)

  • When in the office: unlimited snacks, drinks, and fruit

  • Variety of after-work office activities in the office: gym, ping-pong table, pool table, foosball table, DJ console, beer

  • And other benefits - commuter allowance, Likeminded platform credits, yearly Summer Camps in Italy

Please send your application in English and help us reduce negative unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV. We only want to know the merits on which you’d be great for this role.

If you have any questions or problems please reach out to us at We do not accept applications via email.