158099 - Import Agent, Air and Ocean
NY-New York
Up to $24 DOE
Our Client is a Mid-sized Int'l Freight Forwarder

Seeking an IMPORT AGENT for Air and Ocean Transportation side, not customs brokerage.
Knowledge of handling shipments from A-Z.

Job Description:
•Assist customers on the telephone and e-mail by acting as the central point of contact between the customer and all internal networks and departments.
•Enter air/ocean import shipment information into our system.
•Create air/ocean import file including checks, arrival notices, invoices, delivery orders and profit share reports.
•Communicate with customs house brokers and overseas agents regarding shipment details and problem resolution.
•Communicate with carriers to verify inbound arrival information and any pricing discrepancy issue.
•Update and forward customer shipment reports as required by customers.
•Arrange trucking to customer's warehouses as required by internal SOP's.
•Communicate with freight locations to verify shipment availability.
•Identify and resolve issues causing delays in air/ocean cargo movement.
•Update customer pricing and SOPs as necessary.
•Create and forward back up documentation for accounts payable for payments on appropriate A/P posted items.
•Review and notate shipment file number of trucker invoices. Approve invoices for payment to accounting department when ready.

Job Requirements:
Skills and Requirements:
•Minimum 2 to 5 years freight forwarding experience with knowledge of air and ocean imports.
•Good knowledge of international shipping procedures.
•Good knowledge of Port and Airport practices and procedures.
•Good math abilities and focus.
•PC skills proficiency.
•Good telephone manner and mature.

Company offers full medical benefits and 401k

Lisa Roll at lroll@chiptonross.com
343 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x243 or (800) 927-9318 x243

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.