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IFTS Specialist
Ref No.: 18-08773
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Title: IFTS Specialist
Job Code: 8153200
Job Location: New Orleans
Duration: 4+ Months
Job Category: Admin/Clerical
  • Duties: Job description, reporting relationship Reporting to the IFF Freight Manager, this position is responsible for processing air/ocean export and foreign to foreign shipments, as well as assist with import freight shipments if required. This includes ensuring regulatory compliance in all transactions
  • Upon receipt of shipment documents, checks for completeness and performs data input to open file Tracking outbound status with air and ocean carriers
  • Performs billing function including preparing client invoice and all required support documents
  • Negotiate rates with carriers and vendors on a spot shipment basis Manage and maintain customer profiles
  • Providing freight quotes to import clients if required
  • Communicating with overseas agents to make forwarding arrangements for inbound shipments if required
  • Obtain net/net costs from overseas agents, airlines and steamship lines in order to prepare freight rate quotations to provide to clients
  • Obtain inland freight rates for domestic on-forwarding
  • Provide shipping details and status updates to clients, co-loaders/other brokers and/or internal staff members Insure that all required documents are obtained from overseas agent and/or steamship lines
  • Billing and closing of master consolidation files, including auditing agent profit shares.

Experience And Education
  • High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree a plus
  • 2-3 years related experience
  • Required to maintain a high level of accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong PC skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to handle large volume of work.
  • Strong team player

Skills and Experience:
EXCELLENT ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
EXCELLENT PC SKILLS
STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS