International Freight Logistics Specialist

  • Express Employment Professionals
  • El Segundo, CA, USA
  • Apr 19, 2018

Job Description

Salary: $45,000-$55,000 annually

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. You will support and lead the department with freight management functions involving both import and export aspects of international transportation be it air, land or sea.

Responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to the following:

? - 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 Branch 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 3 years in industry. Reads, analyzes and interprets highly complex 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


? - High school Diploma/GED or higher

? -Minimum of 2-3 years International Forwarding Experience.

- Detailed knowledge of operational procedures regarding air or ocean, import or 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

Express Office: LAX

130 East Grand

Suite F

El Segundo, CA 90245