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International Transportation Lead

Company: Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation
Location: Kent
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

International Transportation Lead

Kent, WA, USA

Req #1965

Thursday, January 5, 2023

See yourself at Odyssey.

Join the team as our new International Transportation Lead

Who We Are & Why We're Hiring

Odyssey International Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey), is a one-stop shop; a fully integrated, asset-light based company that provides a complete set of international freight forwarding services. Odyssey International Services delivers unparalleled service for shipments moving inbound from Asia through the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and East Coast, with flexibility, expedient customer service and the best value. We offer customized solutions and build partnerships with our customers to ensure their business needs are met. Our comprehensive knowledge of import and export processes and regulations enables us to design tailored, cost effective end-to-end international transportation solutions.

Based in vibrant Kent, WA, Odyssey is on a journey to constantly innovate logistics. We're actively recruiting for this key, high profile role in the company because we have experienced tremendous growth and would love for you to join us!

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About the Job:

The International Transportation Lead is responsible for facilitating the accurate and timely movement of customer's import shipments, FCL and LCL and air from origin to destination in compliance with company standards and government agencies, such as FMC, CFR, IACSSP, and Customs and Border Protection. Ensures accuracy and completeness of quotes, services, documentation, and billing for services. Establishes and maintains new business opportunities from both existing and new customer sources.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Communicates with other departments and ensure that required information is exchanged timely and accurately.

  • Communicates with Branch Manager or Department Supervisor/Manager regarding issues with inbound and/or outbound international transportation issues.

  • Responsible for ocean and air freight cargo processing including communications, rating, booking, document handling, billing, tracking and delivery of cargo.

  • Selects or recommends appropriate carrier for the customer's cargo according to customer needs, rate levels or other requirements.

  • Ensures accurate export cargo and documentation processing.

  • Complies with letters of credit or other banking documents are on file for the customer.

  • Communicates with carriers and vendors to facilitate timely transport and release of freight.

  • Troubleshoots transportation issues to the customer's satisfaction or escalates complex problems to the supervisor.

  • Responsible for related accounting issues such as ensuring billing is timely and correct, processing of invoices for payment etc.

  • Ensures that import and export file numbers are entered into the system.

  • Assists with training staff.

  • Helps to delegate workload to cover department outages.

  • Other duties as assigned.


    We recognize not all applicants have every skill or qualification to match a job description exactly. Odyssey values diverse experiences in other industries, and we encourage everyone who meets most required qualifications to apply. While having "desired" qualifications make for a strong candidate, we encourage applicants with alternative experiences to also apply. We are always looking for people who will bring something new to the table!


    • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Supervise staff in the event the Manager and Supervisor are out of the office.

    • Training and mentoring staff.


      • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access required. Proficiency with email required.


        This is an in-office role based in Kent, WA

        As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, Odyssey provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location, or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

        The base pay range for this position is: $28.00 to $28.00 per hour.

        We offera generous compensation and benefits package including:

        • Choice of medical plans with FSA, HRA and HSA options.

        • Vision insurance;

        • Company-paid dental and life/disability Plans;

        • 401K with company match;

        • Preferred vendor discounts;

        • Competitive Paid Time Off.

          No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

          Odyssey is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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