Freight Forwarder

Freight Forwarder

Website The Hire Method LLC

*Must have freight forwarding experience to be considered

Education / Certifications: High School Diploma

Required Experience:

  • 4+ years of freight forwarding experience.
  • Inco Terms experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Hazardous Material Certification (includes ocean “IMO” / “IMDG” & air freight “IATA”)
  • Higher education in Supply Chain, Business, or related field.
  • Descartes / Forwarder Logic software experience
  • Inco Terms


  • Understand the contents of carrier rate contracts and shipper’s letters of instruction.
  • Coordinate vessel arrangement with shipping companies and expedite delivery by domestic vendors.
  • Negotiate ocean/air/truck rates with various carriers for both single shipments and volume shipments.
  • Ensure that proper transportation arrangements are made depending on the Inco Terms involved.
  • Format or supply the necessary information for the required documents for import/export and payment procedures.
  • Expedite delivery by overseas vendors through overseas agents and by regular daily communication by phone/fax/email.
  • Coordinate air export and import shipments with various co-loaders and airlines.
  • Work with U.S. customs or Customs Broker to ensure timely release for import cargo.
  • Coordinate ocean export and import shipments with various steamship lines via service contract or spot rates, whether FCL, LCL or break bulk.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of air freight (TSA) regulations and experience in the air export/import mode of transportation.
  • Letter of Credit documentation preparation knowledge.


  • High school diploma required.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or a related field is preferred.
  • A concentration within Logistics is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years freight forwarding experience
  • Proficient computer skills required – Freight Forwarder system, Excel, Outlook, Word & Microsoft Teams
  • Well organized and able to maintain accurate and detailed records.
  • Ability to effectively interface with clients, vendors, management & other employees.
  • Knowledge of freight forwarding laws/regulations, including but not limited to the FMC, TSA, and IATA
  • Must have understanding of Inco Terms 2020
  • Understand the requirements for handling Trans-Border shipments
  • Haz-Mat certifications (IMO & IATA) preferred
  • STA ID

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $52,000.00 – $62,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Charlotte, NC 28208: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Freight Forwarding: 4 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

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