Expeditors

Agent, Air Import – Charlotte, NC, USA

Job Overview

Job Description

Scope of Position

Ensure timely and accurate movement of freight and information, while providing exceptional customer service within the Air Import Department.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure smooth and timely freight process flow
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry into our operating system
  • Track and trace Air Import files as required
  • Use Workflows on daily basis
  • Ensure timely delivery of freight to customers for Import shipments
  • Ensure documents are timely sent to customer or broker for customs purposes
  • Ensure accurate and timely client and Service Providers billing
  • Interact with our customers in arranging their international shipments, meeting customer service standards
  • Contribute to maintain strong relationships with suppliers (airlines, trucking companies, and others)
  • Meet compliance at all times to regulations. This includes internal policies and procedures such as Operational Process Standards (OPS) and external government regulations or customer’s policies / requirements.
  • Understand department process flow, constantly looking for areas of improved efficiency
  • Ensure all customers’ standard operating procedures are followed and updated
  • Meet KPI standards, as per the company procedures
  • Overseas communications, timely responses to emails and requests (internal and external)

 

Qualifications

 

  • 6 months to 1 year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Understanding of air documentation process a plus
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including proven abilities to listen, comprehend, effectively communicate clearly and concisely to obtain positive results
  • Pro-active, strong organizational skills
  • Good computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • IATA certification (preferred)
  • Fluent in English

Reporting Structure

 

  • Air Import Lead Agent, Supervisor and Manager

 

Additional Information

Expeditors offers excellent benefits

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time
  • Health Plan: Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision
  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan (US only)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Training and Personnel Development Program
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