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Freight Forwarder

Description

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We are looking for a detail-oriented and experienced Freight Forwarder to join our logistics team. The Freight Forwarder will be responsible for organizing and managing all aspects of transportation, including coordinating shipments, tracking, documentation, and compliance with regulations. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of logistics and supply chain management, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. They will also have strong communication skills to liaise with carriers, warehouses, customs agents, and clients. The Freight Forwarder will ensure that goods are picked up and delivered on time, and that all documentation is complete and accurate.

Responsibilities

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  • Coordinate and track shipments to ensure timely delivery.
  • Prepare and manage all shipping documentation.
  • Negotiate freight rates with carriers.
  • Ensure compliance with shipping regulations and procedures.
  • Liaise with clients, carriers, and customs agents.
  • Resolve any issues or delays in shipping.
  • Maintain accurate records and provide regular updates to clients.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Freight Forwarder or similar role.
  • Strong understanding of logistics and supply chain management.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency in logistics software.
  • Knowledge of shipping regulations and procedures.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your experience with logistics software?
  • How do you handle delays or issues in shipping?
  • Can you discuss a time when you had to negotiate freight rates?
  • How do you ensure compliance with shipping regulations and procedures?
  • Can you describe a situation where you had to resolve a complex logistics issue?