DHL Global Forwarding (USA)

Ocean Export Specialist – Plainfield – USA

Job Overview

DHL Global Forwarding (“DGF”) manages the flow of goods and information across a customer’s global supply chain utilizing air/ocean/ground transportation, customs brokerage services, and dedicated warehousing/distribution centres. We are part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider with operations in over 220 countries.

As an Ocean Export Specialist you will be responsible for the movement of our customer’s Ocean export shipments. You will be the main point of contact for coordination between customer’s shipment exports and shipping carriers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creates and confirms transport order to ensure pickup of the shipment at origin
  • Performs booking and booking optimization according to internal guidelines as defined by Product
  • Prepares, controls and distributes all required Export documents to counterparts (carrier, consignee, supplier, etc.) complying with regulations and internal procedures
  • Checks responses from counterparts and finalizes validation of required documents
  • Responsible for customer service and follow-up on shipment status in the Export area, identifies incidents, and ensures resolution of incidents to meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Interacts with Customer Service, Product, and Global Service Centers, if required
  • May be required to perform other tasks as required (i.e.: Ocean Import)

Skills / Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of Ocean Export/ industry related experience
  • Strong financial business acumen
  • A quick learner with a “Can-Do” attitude and strong prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of INCO terms
  • Good computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • LOGIS or Cargo Wise systems knowledge is a plus
  • Hazmat certification is a plus

Our TOP EMPLOYER prestigious certification attests to our best-in-class efforts to attract and retain talent by fostering a positive work environment and encouraging personal and professional development among employees.  At DGF, we don’t build businesses. We believe in building people so they can build the business and this means every success that we have comes from our employees. Together, our employees continue shaping our environment as a great place to work and community that we are all proud of.

As the world’s leading logistics’ company, DHL offers a wide range of interesting job challenges and opportunities in our different divisions around the globe. Our performance management system supports us in recognizing your potential, evaluating your performance, and continuously planning the development of your career with DHL.  We will always enable you to take on responsibility and encourage your growth, personally and professionally.

We are proud of our history and what we have created, a global market leader with 30,000 passionate employees. Our aspiration is to become the undisputed leader in our industry, when people think of forwarding; we want them to think DGF, because we have:

  • The largest global network with more than ~30,000 passionate employees
  • The most efficient processes and fastest response times
  • The best solutions and best customer service

Our VisionThe Logistics Company for the World
Our Mission: Excellence. Simply Delivered.
Our Purpose: We connect people, improving their lives.
Our Values: Respect & Results
Our Goals: Employer, Provider, and Investment of Choice, Living Responsibility

About DHL Global Forwarding (DGF)

DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) is the world leader in air freight services and one of the leading providers of ocean freight services. Around 30,000 employees work to ensure the transport of all kinds of shipments by air or sea. DGF’s logistics solutions span the entire supply chain, from the factory to the shop floor. They also include special transport-related services.

Our business model is very asset-light, as it is based on the brokerage of transport services between customers and freight carriers. We consolidate shipments to achieve higher volumes, purchase cargo space at better conditions and optimize network utilization. Our global presence means we can offer a variety of routing options and meet our customers’ increasing demand for multimodal shipments.

DHL Global Forwarding is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 

Work Authorization

DHL Global Forwarding will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.

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DHL Global Forwarding (USA)

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