|Reference # :||19-03560||Title :||International Freight Specialist|
|Location :||New Orleans, LA|
|Position Type :||Right to Hire|
|Experience Level :||Start Date / End Date :||04/01/2019 / 07/21/2019|
|Job Title - Freight Specialist|
3+ month contract
Job description, reporting relationship
Reporting to the IFF Freight Manager, this position is responsible for processing air/ocean export and foreign to foreign shipments, as well as assist with import freight shipments if required. This includes ensuring regulatory compliance in all transactions.
Ideal candidate will have international freight forwarding experience - knowing rules and regulations, experience working with overseas agents, booking, processing paperwork for export.
Anyone with past experience in trucking, steamship company, border agent or carriers will have the necessary experience for the role. Candidates should know what an ocean bill of lading is.
Manager will also consider candidates with import experience
Job duties include, but are not limited to
Upon receipt of shipment documents, checks for completeness and performs data input to open file
Tracking outbound status with air and ocean carriers
Performs billing function including preparing client invoice and all required support documents
Negotiate rates with carriers and vendors on a spot shipment basis
Manage and maintain customer profiles
Providing freight quotes to import clients if required
Communicating with overseas agents to make forwarding arrangements for inbound shipments if required
Obtain net/net costs from overseas agents, airlines and steamship lines in order to prepare freight rate quotations to provide to clients
Obtain inland freight rates for domestic on-forwarding
Provide shipping details and status updates to clients, co-loaders/other brokers and/or internal staff members
Insure that all required documents are obtained from overseas agent and/or steamship lines
Billing and closing of master consolidation files, including auditing agent profit shares.