Ocean Import Agent - Remote option

  • 800 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37929, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

C.H. Robinson is an American Fortune 500 provider of multimodal transportation services and third-party logistics. The company offers freight transportation, transportation management, brokerage and warehousing. It offers truckload, less than truckload, air freight, intermodal, and ocean transportation.

Job Description

We’re C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics platforms and we're looking for our next Global Forwarding Agent. Are you detail-oriented, service-savvy and a problem-solver? If so, this might be the perfect role for you. As a Global Forwarding Agent, you will be your customers’ primary contact responsible for managing and operating the shipment lifecycle of their global freight.  

A successful Global Forwarding Agent thrives in a lightning-fast environment, finding swift resolutions to transportation and documentation problems. You’ll be very hands-on with your customers, working closely with them from the start of the shipment process. We offer a dynamic, industry-leading training program that jumpstarts your knowledge of C.H. Robinson and our systems and processes.  You will come out of this experience ready to be part of a high-performing team. Our successful Global Forwarding Agents go on to expand their careers with C.H. Robinson in Operations, Sales, or Account Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the processes, documentation, and terminology involved in international shipping from time of purchase order issuance through the delivery of the cargo. 
  • Apply industry knowledge and critical thinking to adapt processes and to create solutions in response to challenges both internally and externally.
  • Coordinate tasks on the shipments to meet all customer SOP requirements: booking approvals, processing pre-alerts, governmental filings, executing delivery, ensuring proper invoicing, etc.

Facilitate Relationships:

  • Collaborate with our international team members and third-party agents to ensure efficiency, excellent customer service and creative problem resolution.
  • Build great relationships with customers, responding timely and following up on issue resolution
  • Provide reporting and documentation support to internal and external customers.
  • Participate in customer business reviews.
  • Apply industry knowledge and critical thinking to adapt processes and to create solutions in response to challenges both internally and externally.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • High school degree or GED equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of Global Forwarding experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Excellent communication, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills
  • Proven track record of strong customer service skills, interacting with customers and being client focused
  • Excellent follow up with customers and the network
  • Critical-thinking, flexibility, and problem-solving skills to adapt to ever-changing tasks and customer needs
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Bachelor’s degree

Additional Information

**Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer** C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams. We're committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.
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