Freight Forwarding Agent

Freight Forwarding Agent

GEODIS | Franklin Square, NY, US

Posted 6 days ago

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*Freight Forwarding Agent*

Does your passion lie in the supply chain? Do you have experience in either Imports, Exports, Cargo Wise or Customs Clearance Brokerage? Have you worked with Air or Ocean Freight Forwarders or Ocean Carriers? Are you interested in a position that allows for growth in both knowledge and upward mobility? *Check out our agent level positions at ****.*

*We only look to hire the best! Open positions include: *

Air Import / Export Agents

Ocean Import / Export Agents

Customs Clearance Brokerage Agents (Certification is a PLUS!)

GEODIS is one of the world’s largest leading Freight Forwarder - Supply Chain Operators! At GEODIS, we create with you an infinite number of career opportunities. As a GEODIAN, you will work hands-on with products from hundreds of customers in different industries – retail, healthcare, technology and more - all within our warehouse distribution centers, located globally. Whether your passion lies in Ocean Import, Ocean export, Air Import, Air Export, NVOOC or Customs Clearance Brokerage, we have opportunities at all levels for you!

*No matter what position you’re in, you will find yourself contributing to the development and success of your career and our customers.*

The points below highlight a few of the essential duties:

· Receives and edits export or import orders

· Serves as the customer service liaison between the Company and the customer as a Freight Forwarder – Supply Chain partner

· Prepares all necessary documents such as commercial invoices, export declarations, certificate of origin, letters of credit

· Prepares international export or import documents timely and accurately according to custom's and customer's requirements.

· Arranges shipments through shipper's contracted carriers

· Reviews pertinent domestic and foreign trade regulations

What will set you apart as a GEODIAN?

· Global support from a major player in the Freight Forwarding – Supply Chain industry

· A culture that gives back to employees and the community

· Core values that are lived, shared and promoted

What projects will you work on in this role?

· Freight Forwarding is never the same, you may work with a high-end retailer on one day and lifesaving medical equipment the next.


· High school diploma or GED (General Education Diploma) equivalency

· Minimum 3 years’ experience in importation of goods or an equivalent combination of both education and experience. This may include any combination of:

o Ocean Import

o Ocean Export

o Air Import

o Air Export

o Customs Clearance Brokerage

o Supply Chain – Freight Forwarder Experience

o Ocean Carrier


· Knowledge of Letters of Credit preferred

· Knowledge of the movement of freight via air and/or ocean

· Knowledge of moving commodity shipments-such as steel, oil, aid, and relief

· PC literate with experience with Microsoft Outlook, Work, Access and Excel

*_Join us as we logistic your CAREER growth!_*

[1]The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed for three departments with high growth opportunities: Air – Import and Export, Ocean – Import and Export, and Customs Clearance Brokerage. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

[2] Job Duties as documented in this job description are considered “Essential Functions” and have been created by the standards of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) require that employees be able to perform “Essential Functions” of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the “Essential Functions”.

[3] This ad is intended to attract the following agent level candidates: : Air – Import and Export, Ocean – Import and Export, Customs Clearance Brokerage, Ocean Carrier, Freight Forwarder, NVOOC and any other administrative Supply Chain applicants. **

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $28.00 per hour

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Franklin Square, NY 11010: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* International Logistics: 1 year (Preferred)
* Customs Brokerage/Entry Writing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location