Freight Broker

Freight Broker

Website Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporate

Freight Broker

Laredo, TX, USA Req #964

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Odyssey International Services, Inc. represents the best in Customs Brokerage, International Freight Forwarding, NVOCC, and IAC services. We offer a full suite of fully integrated services focused entirely upon providing customized and consultative services to our clients, streamlining the shipping experience and reducing the costs of our clients’ supply chain.
Summary / Primary Role:
The Freight Broker will be responsible for independently managing domestic and international transportation moves using external resources while exceeding customer’s expectations and maximizing revenue. Independently negotiate transactions for customers with vendors and suppliers. Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition. Aligns work with strategic goals.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
(Management may amend or assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time)
  • Shipping, receiving, tracking, tracing, notification, billing, invoicing and POD documents.
  • Assures that moves are delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company and exceeds the customer’s expectations.
  • Independently provide rate quotes to customers and carriers for maximum profitability.
  • Ability to manage and grow a multitude of clients & carriers by contract.
  • Responsible for managing OISI’s customers’ needs.
  • Responsible for negotiating transactional rates with customers, carriers, and vendors.
  • Collaborates with all OISI’s branch locations.
  • Solid understanding of the company goals and focus.
  • Actively participates in growth and achieving company goals.
  • Maintains complete and accurate files for documentation and compliance.
  • Conduct regular spot file audits of entry files and address issues found.
  • Timely follow up and resolution of any issues, including claims.
  • Cold calling potential carriers.
  • Cross trains and communicates with other positions within the department to cover other desks when needed.
  • Support and actively comply with the security duties and responsibilities described the in the CTPAT Security Program.
Qualifications and Key Skills:
(The following are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills or ability required for this position)
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years of freight forwarding office experience.
  • Forklift certificate preferred.
Key Competencies
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English and Spanish, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Basic user knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Basic mathematical ability including computation of duties, distances and time, conversion of weights and measures, conversions of currencies.
  • Excellent organizational skills for prioritizing workloads and maintaining proper documentation.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Requires a high level of attention to detail.
  • Must support teamwork by participating, cooperating, and communicating with coworkers.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customers and coworkers by providing accurate, courteous, and timely responses to questions or concerns.
Working Conditions
Normal office environment but will be occasionally working in warehouse environment. Seasonal hot & cold temperatures will be experienced in warehouse environment.
Physical Requirements
Must operate normal office equipment such as a phone, computer, fax machine, and copy machine. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Employee must lift 40 lbs. on an occasional basis and up to 70 lbs. on a less than frequent basis. On an occasional basis, employee may be required to stand and/or walk for up to 8 hours at a time and reach above head for storing materials (up to 40 lbs.), grasp, handle, and perform finger operations.

Odyssey is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements Odyssey complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. No relocation allowance will be considered unless specifically addressed. All applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

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