Bilingual Ocean Freight Import Specialist – Mississauga, ON

Job CategoryOffice Admin & Legal
Position TypeFull Time
Application Deadline December 31, 2021
Experience Required2 years
Job DurationPermanent
Education RequiredHigh School

Ocean Freight Import Specialist

Our client, a Freight Forwarding organization who is the expert in global air, ocean and ground Freight Forwarding is urgently seeking a Bilingual Ocean Freight Import Specialist, to start immediately.
Key Responsibilities:

:• Develops relationship with allocated customers.
• Accepts all orders (from customer or overseas office) and processes them to Operations
• Proactively informs customer on shipment status, exceptions and provides intermediate updates on
incident solution
• Creates and confirms transport order to ensure pickup of the shipment at origin
• Performs booking and booking optimization according to internal guidelines as defined by Product
• Prepares, controls and distributes all required Import documents to counterparts (carrier, consignee, supplier, etc.) complying with regulations and internal procedures
• Checks responses from counterparts and finalizes validation of required documents
• Follows-up shipment status in the Import area, identifies incidents and ensures resolution of incidents
• Keeps the Customer Service team updated, so the CS team can update the customer
• Supports Customer Service in the incident and exception management resolution
• Maintains excellent relationships with suppliers
• Is responsible for identifying performance issues of suppliers and proposes solutions to
improve/correct performance, as well as issue an Operational Irregularities
• Manages shipments’ profitability and bill customers and/offices accordingly
• Interacts with Customer Service, Product, and Global Service Centers, if required
Minimum Requirements (Education, experience and skills):

• Min 2 years’ experience in Freight Forwarding with a concentration in Ocean Import
• Proficient knowledge of export documentation & Incoterms
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Well organized
• Good self-initiative and proactive
• Computer literate
• Monday – Friday – 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
• Able to work effectively under pressure
• Professional & courteous phone manners
• Ability to solve logistical problems as necessary
• Proficient verbal,written & organizational skills

This role provides an attractive compensation package which comprises of full benefits after 3 months (health, dental and vision care), and offers a salary of between $47K – $54K, depending on experience.
Work Authorization
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role. Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and believe they will gain through the recruitment and development of staff who represent the broad diversity of the Canadian workforce.
Should you meet the above requirements, and are interested in this exciting and challenging role, please contact me as soon as possible, either via email (email current/updated resume) or telephone.
Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you.
Audene Walker
[email protected]
MaxSys Staffing & Consulting
Halifax, NS
tel: 902-444-3305