Air & Ocean Import/Export Specialist Job – International Freight Forwarding – Miami, FL
***APPLY ONLY IF YOU HAVE FREIGHT FORWARDING EXPERIENCE***
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000
Location: Miami, FL
Description: This is a direct hire, full time role with a renowned Global Freight Forwarder.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Enter Import & Export documentation for International Air & Ocean files from origin to destination
Ensure that regulatory requirements are met and that shipments have exact paperwork, such as transit documents and customs clearances.
Ensure that documentation is processed, distributed, and discharged in a timely way to carriers, forwarders, customers, and agents.
Prepare all major data entry and confirmation of key milestones (departure, arrival, customs clearance, PODs, and so on) as per Customer Standard Operating Procedures.
Maintain polite, timely, and efficient customer service.
Maintain accurate costs and profits by overseeing and completing proper billing to clients based on agreed pricing.
Ensure that shipments are picked up and transferred with the proper partners.
Learn about Incoterms and the standards for commercial invoices.
Develop techniques and procedures for transporting commodities from local or offshore locations to warehouses, other storage offices, or final consignee locations for nominated shippers.
As directed by the Branch Manager, prepare timely management information and reports.
Negotiate shipping costs and submit them to the Branch Manager for approval to stay competitive.
Prepare customs declarations and bonds.
Develop and manage successful relationships with local suppliers and other co-load carriers (for example, airline agents, freight forwarders, customs brokers, local pickup and delivery firms, regional trucking companies, and line-haul providers).
Establish and manage the essential procedures to ensure that all employees work in a clean, well-organized, safe, and healthy environment.
Apply existing regulatory knowledge to HTS/Schedule B number categorization, tariff filing, hazardous material handling, and any other government agency needs.
Responds to emails and rate requests in a timely manner, assisting local sales efforts.
Establish and manage all critical procedures to ensure that all employees w