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Freight Forwarding Agent, Import/Export Operations

Company: Saturn Freight Systems, Inc.
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

This position is for local residents only.
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Operations Agent Import/Export Specialist

International Freight Forwarding

Earn $60,000/year DOE

Position domiciled in Marietta, GA

This position requires previous experience working for a Freight Forwarder with a solid background in import, export, and international operations.

We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary - $60,000/year DOE
  • Medical, dental, vision for employee, spouse & children
  • Quarterly bonuses if criteria met
  • Paid Holidays
  • Profit sharing program (Invesco plan fed by the company)
  • Plus more!

    Opportunity Overview:

    The International Operations Agent facilitates the shipping of cargo via air and/or ocean transport. Responsible for executing all functions related to the successful operation of this position and for providing excellent customer service with continual improvement in mind.

    Experience required is at least three (3) years in both export and import operations. The qualified candidate can be relied upon as having expertise in export and import compliance. Will be expected to handle complex shipments (i.e., licensed, live/perishable shipments).

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Take booking requests, ensure bookings are made at current and accurate rates, consolidate shipments, and follow local policies concerning the routing of shipments in the most cost-effective and time-efficient route.
    • Communicate effectively with carriers and origin and destination locations regarding shipment status, special handling, and delivery processes.
    • Ensure current buying/selling rates are set up for all international shipments handled before making necessary bookings.
    • Review and verify accuracy and completeness of documentation and obtain any missing documentation.
    • Assist with the drafting of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
    • Proactively notify customers of any delays regarding export of their cargo.
    • Provide support in ensuring compliance with all international shipments and implement regulatory compliance procedures as required.
    • Handle special shipments involving perishables, dangerous goods, State/Treasury/Commerce department regulated shipments, and/or special accounts.
    • Other duties as required.

      • High School Diploma/GED
      • At least three (3) years experience in both export and import operations.
      • Must have a background in international freight forwarding
      • International operations and compliance experience is required.
      • Dangerous goods or other regulatory certification is preferred.
      • Intermediate experience using Windows operating system and Microsoft software applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.

        About Us:

        Saturn Freight Systems, Inc., based in Marietta, GA, is a leading provider of transportation solutions and is one of the fastest-growing transportation companies in the US. Saturn has been in business for 31 years, with an impeccable reputation for honesty and integrity.

        Qualification Checklist:

        Please apply only if you meet the following criteria:
        ✔ Experience working for a Freight Forwarder

        ✔ At least 3 years experience in import and export operations

        ✔ Proficient in export and import compliance

        ✔ Strong understanding of complex shipments and tracking

        ✔ Possesses background in international freight forwarding

        We invite all qualified candidates to apply online below.

Keywords: Saturn Freight Systems, Inc., Smyrna , Freight Forwarding Agent, Import/Export Operations, Professions , Smyrna, Georgia

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