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Freight Forwarding Specialist - Export

Job Details

  • Posted:26th March, 2024
  • Sector:Shipping, Logistics, Freight Forwarding
  • Location:Virginia, United States
  • Job Ref:16960
  • Salary:Competitive Base Salary + Benefits + Hybrid Working
Our client, an international logistics provider is looking to hire an experienced Freight Forwarding Specialist in the Washington DC/ Virginia area. This position offers hybrid working (2-3 days in office and the remainder working from home).  

Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage the export of shipments from start to finish 
  • Book air and ocean export services on behalf of customers
  • Create price quotations for international freight shipments 
  • Provide the most efficient method of shipping
  • Negotiate rates and route freight 
  • Process shipping documentation
  • Arrange pick up and delivery of freight via air and ocean carriers
  • Track shipments, keeping the customer up to date and resolving any issues that arise 
  • Liaise with carriers, agents, Customs Brokers and air and ocean terminal operators

Key Requirements:
  • 2+ years export freight forwarding experience is required
  • Air or ocean freight experience is required 
  • Must have export compliance knowledge and experience
  • Experience routing freight and preparing price quotations for air and ocean freight 
  • Strong communication skills are essential 
  • Proficient computer knowledge is required 

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