Freight Forwarder Ocean Import – Herndon – USA

Job Overview

DSV – Global transport and logistics

In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become one of the world’s largest suppliers of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers’ entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers

Freight Forwarder Ocean Import

DSV Air & Sea is in search of a dynamic and personable multi-tasker who is driven by their own success, as well as the success of their team and the Company as a whole.  If you can deliver a high quality of customer service and teamwork in an exciting and fast-paced position, this may just be the perfect opportunity for you.

The Freight Forwarder coordinates import or export shipments for one or more customer accounts.  The Freight Forwarder is the primary point of contact for the customer, internal, and third-party service providers relating to the movement of the customer’s freight.  The Freight Forwarder is responsible for ensuring operational excellence, high productivity, and customer satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate, timely, and proactive customer service to the Company’s customers as well as effectively communicating and coordinating with internal departments and third parties to meet customer requirements
  • Process simple and complex freight forwarding services, while following all government regulations and abiding by company policies and procedures
    -Shipment/order management
    -Obtain service quotations and optimize costs
    -Timely and accurate scheduling of hazardous and non-hazardous ocean and/or air bookings
    -Coordinate customs brokerage
    -Ensure the complete and timely transfer of cargo (pick up, delivery, etc.)
    -Prepare, assemble, and process shipment documentation and billing through the Company’s designated system(s) and obtain any required shipment release(s)
    -Monitor and control services
  • Process shipments in line with Company standards with regard to accuracy and expected productivity as measured by Key Performance Indicators
  • Identify other transactions and tasks that may be required to meet the needs of the customer
  • Maintains thorough understanding of regulations and laws affecting international transport of cargo
  • Cross train on other customer accounts and assist with training new / transferred employees
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Skills and Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of the principles and methods for moving goods by air, sea, train, or land
  • Thorough understanding of clerical needs, policies, and processes involved in freight transport
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spatial and problem-solving skills as needed to combine and plan shipments
  • Basic and complex math knowledge
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Ability to identify process improvements and escalate suggestions to management
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Effective organizational skills
Educational Background / Work Experience
Language Skills
  • English
  • Secondary languages are a plus
Computer Literacy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft tools (Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • CargoWise One knowledge a plus
  • Accurate typing ability
  • Ability to learn new applications quickly

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, colour, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. 75,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services – as part of the operation or in a variety of supporting roles. If you have drive and talent and enjoy responsibility, we’ll give you the support you need to explore your potential and forward your career.

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