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International Agent II

International Agent II

Company 
Lynden International
Location 
US-TX-Houston
Class 
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status 
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Overview

SUMMARY

Supplier coordination, interaction with field offices and with overseas agents in regards to air, ocean, and trucking shipment execution.

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Project PO entry and supplier coordination for agent routed shipment as well as project shipments.

 

Handling all aspects of accounts as needed.

 

Run various validation reports from C2C for department.

 

Expedite POs with vendors and enter expediting notes into C2C.

 

Schedule shipments and maintain deadlines.

 

Serve as liaison between vendor and agents/client(s).

 

Coordinate with Packer to ensure compliance to requirements.

 

Coordinate inland transportation.

 

Execute air and ocean shipments ensuring all documents are accurate and complete.

 

Invoice shipments to customers.

 

Approve transportation and vendor invoices for payment and forward to GO.

 

Prepare reports as 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

4-year college degree and 1 year international freight forwarding experience or 4 years experience in international freight forwarding and high school education or equivalent; or 2 years experience at International Agent 1 level; or 2 years experience performing essential functions to satisfaction of client(s).   Knowledge of Kayak and MEPAW or equivalent Line Item Logistics System.

 

 

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. Professional telephone skills.

 

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 complex instructions furnished in written, diagram, or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in non-standardized situations. Ability to make quick decisions in a fully competent, independent manner with little supervision.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Word processing and keyboarding (CRT & PC)

Familiarity with 10-key

40 wpm typing

Strong organizational skills

Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work efficiently in fast paced environment

Self motivated and reliable

 

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. Daily attendance is required. Must pass pre-employment drug test and undergo background investigation.

 

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.