Ocean Export Agent
Expeditors
Cape Town, WC, za
4d ago

Scope of Position

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure smooth and timely freight process flow

Ensure accurate and timely data entry into our operational system

Track and Trace Ocean Export Files and reporting

Use Global Ocean Export Monitor on a daily basis.

Ensure documents are timely sent and Shipping notices communicated to overseas and customers

Ensure accurate and timely client and vendors billing.

Interact with our customers in arranging their international shipments, meeting customer service standards.

Contribute to maintain good relationships with suppliers (Ocean carriers, trucking companies and others involved).

Meet compliance at all times to regulations internal and external in accordance with government regulations.

Understand department process flow, and looking for best practices to improve operational efficiency and productivity

Ensure all customers standard operating procedures in place and updated in Customer SOP

Meet KPI standards in accordance with the Company’s procedures

Overseas communications, timely responses to emails and requests (internal and external)

Escalation of problems to Management when necessary

Promote compliance in diligently following all company policies and regulations and performing the task at hand with outstanding integrity and pride.

Meets company standards of 52 hours training per year per employee.

Attend training classes when required.

Complete mandatory training when required.

Promote compliance in diligently following all company policies and regulations and performing the task at hand with outstanding integrity and pride.

  • Adhere to the company’s 10 cultural attributes : Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary.
  • Knowledge :

    A good understanding of Expeditors’ Products and Services

    Understanding of ocean documentation process a plus.

    Hazardous Materials certification (preferred).

  • 6 months to 1 year related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 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)
  • Hazardous Materials certification (preferred)
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