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International Agent (Administrative)

Lynden Air Freight Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Anchorage, AK posted April 17, 2021.

International Agent (Administrative)Lynden International is a full service freight forwarding and logistics company providing complete coverage to most major world markets.

We offer air and ocean freight forwarding, expedited ground freight, customs brokerage, logistics and other specialized services like facility management, charters, reverse logistics and assembly and distribution.

As an award-winning company Lynden International has received 16 Logistics Management Quest For Quality Awards, including five as the top ranked company in our category.

We”re currently seeking talented, motivated, and friendly applicants eager to contribute to our company”s proven history of success.

We look forward to hearing from you.Handles all aspects of international export and import shipments including customer service via telephone and daily movement of freight and documents, with moderate supervision.

Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Other duties may be assigned.

Perform all aspects of customer service and carrier relations (negotiating rates & services and securing spot quotes with carriers to increase profits and reduce customer costs) through direct communication with customers and agents, and maintaining a professional image and insuring quality service.

This includes communication and coordination with foreign agents utilizing both verbal and written communications.

Manage relationship with vendors and carriers to maintain a quality level of service.

Able to set and meet deadlines per internal and external customer expectations.

Knowledge of export routing and documentation.

Knowledge of regulatory compliance for Import and Export Identify and analyze customer requirements and ensure internal processes meet or exceed these.

Daily coordinating movement of freight, including determining routing to meet customers economic and time requirements.

Process brokerage and ISF entries through NetCHB and knowledge of HTUS classifications Identify and analyze customer requirements and ensure internal processes meet or exceed these.

Daily coordinating movement of freight, including determining routing to meet customers economic and time requirements.

Process shipment documents, including filing of paperwork.

Analyze current market to ensure competitive rates and profitability and quote shipping rates to customers.

Coordinate warehouse inventories and process for international customers.

Insure invoicing of customers is accurate to quoted and contractual obligations, and approve invoices for payment and submit to the general office for payment.

Occasionalovertime depending on the workload Possible on-call scheduled for weekend Regular and consistent attendance is required .

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Minimum requirement is high school diploma plus 4 years of international freight experience, or 4-year college degree and 1 year international freight experience.

Degree in logistics field preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Good written and verbal skills to effectively present information in writing and in person in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, carrier representative, company sales personnel and other coworkers.

Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, procedure manuals, tariffs, and other technical and professional material.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate freight rates, including the effect of dimensionalized weight, and amounts such as percentages, volume, and discounts.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to make quick decisions in a fully competent, independent manner with little supervision.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook user Familiarity with 10-key Good organizational skills Foreign language skills a plus Must pass pre-employment drug test and undergo background investigation.

Ability to possess and maintain a TSA Security Threat Assessment(STA) with a status of Passed, or a TSA recognized equivalent.

TSA recognized equivalents include a Secure Identification Display Area (SIDA) badge, Commercial Driver”s License(CDL) with Hazmat Endorsement issued within the 50 States or District of Columbia, the Transportation Worker Identification Card(TWIC), or Free and Secure Trade(FAST) card issued by U.S.

Customs and Border Protection.

STA”s will be submitted by Lynden International upon job offer and renewed thereafter.

Recognized equivalents must be current at time of application and successfully renewed by the applicant thereafter.

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 job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; handle office equipment, keyboard, tariffs, manuals, and a multitude of office forms and files; and, talk and hear over the telephone or in person.

The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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