Brokerage Import Specialist – Level 1 – Champlain, NY – A.N. Deringer, Inc. – Champlain, NY

Job Responsibilities

Coordinates aspects of the routing and rating of air/ocean freight to include providing quotes to customers, working with international and/or domestic agents, approving carrier invoices for payment, handling pick-ups and deliveries.

Determines best methods for shipping to ensure customer satisfaction; thereby retaining existing business and attracting new business.

Prepares documents required for import of clients’ shipments.

Traces shipments after normal working hours and re-routing freight accordingly.

Prepares important documents for customs (i.e. bonds, bills, classify / release and reports), including OGAs.

Produces relative documentation to secure the release of import consolidations from carriers; handles all turnover documents to other brokers, as well as internal transfer and in-bond movements.

Prepares import documents including: bills of lading, dock receipts, licenses, and consulate documents and distributes documents to all appropriate parties.

Cross-trains in additional responsibilities.

Performs additional duties as assigned by management.

  • This position is 2nd shift.

Requirements

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent with two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Accurate data entry skills. Able to perform repetitive tasks.

Competencies

All Deringer employees should be fully committed to the Core Values:

Passion, Respect, Integrity, Expertise, Innovative Solutions, Relationships, Support, Determination, Value and a High Level of Accountability

In addition, the following competencies are specific to this position:

Analytical – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; demonstrates ability to multi-task and establish priorities.

Customer Oriented – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; demonstrates ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things; takes responsibility for own actions; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Work Standards – Sets high standards and well-defined realistic goals for one’s self; displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing tasks in a timely manner; demonstrates ability to work independently; meets deadlines and handles large volumes of work.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Predominately sedentary light office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required (67% – 100% of the workday).

The employee is required to regularly use hands and fingers; talk and hear.

The employee is occasionally required to walk.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to focus.

The employee usually works in a quiet environment.

The employee may lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

Disclaimer

The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this role and is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Deringer reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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