Ocean Inbound Transportation, Customer Service Representative
Requisition ID: RC71266-1
Job Title: Ocean Inbound Transportation, Customer Service Representative
Job Requisition Number: RC71266
Time Type: Full Time
Job Type: Regular
Primary Job Posting Location:
4687 World Houston Pkwy
Houston, Texas 77032
Posting Date: 2018-07-02
To provide customers with the highest quality service by providing consistent customer service and resolution in order to ensure timely release and delivery of inbound movement of ocean freight/cargo.
Provide and ensure a high level of customer service by developing and maintaining a strong relationship with customers' front line personnel in the various operating divisions and subsidiaries. Prepare, analyze, and/or submit documentation to the appropriate parties (U.S. Customs, agents, clients) in order to ensure they are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations relating to customs and transportation. Anticipate, identify, and resolve problems which could delay the timely release or movement of freight. Maintain relationships with correspondent brokers, T&B, and other service providers to ensure that agents exceed the customers' service requirements. Resolve banking and letter of credit problems. Advise customers on payment terms. Resolve billing issues and ensure that invoicing and vendor payments are billed accurately. Complete accurate data input or corrections into computer files. Obtain payment on delinquent accounts and/or complete accounting adjustment forms for review. For transportation customer service reps: develop rates and/or provide quotes for the movement of freight. Research and negotiate carrier rates. Resolve billing issues, coordinate post entry activity on customer's behalf.
High school diploma/GED. Proficient computer skills. Strong cust svc, organizational & communication (written/oral) skills. Strong knowledge of U.S. Customs regulations & other federal regulations and requirements w/respect to specific area of expertise (ocean trans, surface transportation) as applicable depending on functional department. Banking requirements for international trade. Regulations regarding dangerous goods shipping & foreign regulations. Ocean trans: bsa - icc 400/500/322. Hazardous materials, shipping act of 1984, plant quarantine, usda regs, sgs & other independent surveyor & tariff requirements. Sur trans: regs for import/export; DOT. Basic math skills for conversions to metric and currency evaluations. One and a half (1 1/2) years of work/field experience preferred.
FedEx Trade Networks provides freight forwarding, as well as import and export services that allow companies to reach markets throughout the world. They help customers of all sizes solve the intricacies of shipping goods globally by providing comprehensive international ocean and air freight forwarding, surface transportation and distribution, customs brokerage, trade and customs advisory services, and advanced e-commerce and trade facilitation solutions. We're glad you stopped by and hope your job search experience with FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. will be rewarding. We look forward to hearing from you!
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