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International Freight Forwarding (Pricing) Specialist

New Cairo, Cairo
Posted 23 days ago
46Applicants for1 open position
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Job Description

  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • 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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