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Ocean Export Representative - International Logistics

Company: Laufer Group International
Location: Kent
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

CompanyHeadquartered in New York with another 7 offices in the United States and dedicated partners strategically located throughout the world, Laufer Group International has the expertise, resources, and market knowledge to provide customers with true global logistics solutions. Laufer has an established logistics and service solution that provides customers with improved shipping flexibility, enhanced operational control, and exceptional customer service. Each customer has access to a customized logistics platform providing air freight and ocean services, logistics, customs brokerage, and purchase order and export management.Laufer is a different type of logistics company. We strive to make our industry more progressive. We challenge conventional ways of doing business by developing innovative and customized supply chain solutions. We help our customers break away from yesterday's business model to succeed in today's world.Responsibilities:Communicates with the client to understand shipment specifications, refers to the cost management tool, Cargosphere, for ocean carrier's rates, identifies the routing, validity, and commodity when selecting carrier and costCommunicates with pricing department to get appropriate ratesCreates a quote in Laufer's quote systems, emails quote and requests feedback from clientReviews quotes prior to a vendor (carrier, trucker, etc.) being contracted and reviews the tariff once a quote is approved by the customer (or agent for overseas routed consignments), to ensure a corresponding rate is filed with the FMCBooks with the ocean carrier and make sure to get important dates; (earliest return, latest return, cuff off dates, date of departure, and expected arrival date), Create booking in AS400 and send confirmation to client though AS400Be aware of several important dates as part of the booking confirmation process: Port/rail, VGM, Doc & AES all have cut off dates that if missed will impact the movement of consignmentsCross reference information to identify any discrepancies in the booking processArrange for trucking if requiredQualifications:A booking position at the company requires a specific skill set. Below is a list of skills minimally required to execute the requirements/expectations:Preferred up to 1 year of professional experience within pricing, quoting and booking in the transportation/supply chain fieldStrong geographical awareness and experience routing international cargoUnderstanding of ocean carrier services and operations (including carrier partnerships/alliances)Understanding of international transportation pricing practices and associated administrationAbility and experience negotiating with agents, carriers and domestic vendors to secure desired service and pricingAbility to read and understand ocean carrier contractsAbility to provide support and guidance to agents, clients, sales people in regard to routing/pricingStrong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interpret foreign language to English translation (If necessary but unlikely)Understanding of industry used terminologyExperience working in a fast paced, team oriented, deadline driven departmentProblem solving experience and confidence to challenge status quoComputer literacy and strong organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skillsBenefits:Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits with company cost-sharingHealth Savings Account medical benefit option with a company contribution to the health savings accountNo cost Medical Bridge Program to assist with costs that may be attributable to the plan deductibleMedical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsNo cost Short-term disability, Long-term disability, Life, and AD&D insurance401(k) Retirement Plan with a generous company matchPaid Time Off (over 4 weeks of PTO by year 5 with Laufer)No cost Employee Assistance Plan to assist with emotional well-being, family and relationships, legal and financial matters, and moreEmployee Recognition ProgramGiveback Program - each employee is given $500/year to donate to a charity (Laufer has donated over $1 million!!!)Commuter Benefits for employees travelling to and from the NYC officeINDLPZPnCiiIeGb

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