Skills And Tools:
- Send accurate and complete freight quotations in response to inquiries made by sales staff within quotation turnaround time set by the department manager.
- Contact shipping lines and airlines for freight rates based on the destination/transit time requirements provided by the customer.
- Maintain and update pricing database and submit related monthly reports in an accurate and timely basis.
- Develop and continuously expand a local network of carriers and a global network of agents to ensure the best route, pricing and other freight options possible for customers.
- Maintain strong relationships with vendors (shipping lines, airlines, international agents, and other logistics companies) to obtain updated pricing and freight information.
- Coordinate and solve problems with operations team, carriers and other entities to ensure successful deliveries of customer cargo.
- Actively advise and participate in making decisions regarding the selection of carriers and routes.
- Handle pricing & submitting quotations for import as well as export shipments.
- Applicants must be hard working, reliable, focused, and enjoy working in a team with great negotiating skills.
- Strong ability to communicate in Arabic and English (verbal and written). Additional languages are a big plus.
- Strong research and database creating/maintaining abilities and alertness are necessary to track market trends, keep an updated pricing database and act fast to make use of market information.
- Ability to manage time, work on weekends (from home when needed) and work under pressure is a must.
- Cairo residents only
- Experience of at least 2 to 3 years in a pricing role in a freight-forwarding company (in both ocean freight and air freight) is a must.
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