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International Freight Coordinator / Freight Forwarding

Company: Livingston International
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: September 9, 2018

Job Description:

This position will develop and operate our Air/Ocean and Import/Export service offerings. The individual will utilize their relationships, experience, problem solving, and analytical skills to help our customers. This position requires direct contact with our clients and our suppliers to ensure a high level of performance in the movement of goods through the supply chain. Arrange outbound/inbound cargo shipments from start to finish. Communicate with both internal and external customers. Investigate and resolve problem shipments. You will support the department with freight management functions involving both import and export aspects of international transportation be it air, land or sea. This position provides solid resources to build, adhere, and deliver service to internal and external customers within the Livingston network. Key Responsibilities: Coordinate the routing of import and export bookings with airline and ocean carriers Timely preparation of rates and quotes for customers and overseas agents Support the development of existing and new customers by working closely with your Freight Manager and the entire sales organization Collaborate and build relationships with customers, carriers, and agent representatives regarding air, ocean, import, and export products to strengthen service competitiveness Prepare all necessary shipping documentation related to international bookings and process all import/export documentation to clearing agents to include: (HAWB's, MAWB's, AES's, Manifest, Shipping Instructions, Haz Cargo Decl., Bill of Ladings, and Certificate of Origin, etc.) Dispatch pick-ups to authorized agents and drayage companies, shipping lines, airlines, trucking companies, clearing agents, warehouses, and all other parties involved in the shipment Track and trace shipments, researching and resolving any issues regarding billing or shipping discrepancies, communicate timely correspondence back to both customers and vendors Act as a liaison with Custom Brokers and agents, along with Ocean and Air Terminal Operators Support your branches quarterly metrics while obtaining if not exceeding your individual metrics Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Self-motivated, assertive, and responds to branch metrics Excellent Knowledge of Freight Forwarding and regulatory requirements with at least 1 year in industry. Reads, analyzes and interprets international regulations and procedures. Manages complex transactional or emotional customer situations promptly and professionally Ability to work in a blended operations and customer development role Operations skills and experience in the trucking and freight forwarding industry Ability to negotiate rates in effort to route freight in the most cost effective manner Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities Contributes to building a positive team spirit and puts success of team above own interests Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently Qualifications: High school Diploma or GED Minimum of one year International Forwarding Experience Detailed knowledge of operational procedures regarding air, ocean, import/export business Strong customer service, customer development, or business development experience Knowledge of state, federal, and international applicable laws and regulations i.e. customs, TSA, security, and all other import and export government agencies that regulate international trade Experience in Microsoft Office Suite and other spreadsheet applications Must be available to be on call afterhours approximately 10 days per month JIL JIL

Keywords: Livingston International, Tonawanda , International Freight Coordinator / Freight Forwarding, Professions , Tonawanda, New York

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