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Wood Dale, IL

Date Posted: October 27, 2017
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 286820

Job Description

Well-established freight forwarder located near Wood Dale, IL is currently seeking an experienced Ocean Import Agent.

This is a temp to hire position – ideal for candidates whom are not employed.

Monday – Friday, 1st shift hours

Primary duties include but not limited to:
- Facilitate the daily operations of the FCL and LCL shipments imported in the US via ocean carriers
- Receiving shipping instructions and follow customer specific guidelines in the preparation and transmission of export transactions
- Prepare files, distribute documents, track cargo, handle billing and collection of funds
- Track and trace shipments
- Build relationships with all customer, other offices, overseas agents and service providers

The successful candidate must have:
- 3+ years of experience working in the freight forwarding industry handling ocean import
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Literacy with MS Office Suite

Salary commensurate with experience; company does offer benefits if and when employee goes permanent