Senior International Forwarding Specialist


Anywhere Remote only

Full time

Freight Forwarding

Jul 26

Full Job Description

The Suddath Companies is a multifaceted group of companies that specialize in worldwide corporate employee relocations, household moving, warehouse and logistics management and specialized transportation services.

General position summary:

This position will work in conjunction with the customer service team and provide all forwarding and documentation needs. This position is also responsible for the financial component of each individual shipment they are assigned to.

This position reports directly to the International Operations Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with the customer service counselor and manage the day-to-day forwarding needs of all export shipments.
  • Utilize the operating system to keep all files up to date, by using the prompts and making notes.
  • Make all air freight, LCL and FCL bookings, the day they are requested.
  • Be well versed with all ocean freight contracts to ensure proper service for each shipments need. Verify sailing, transshipment points and arrival times directly with the steamship lines.
  • Arrange all trucking needs for Air, LCL and FCL shipment. Monitor all free time and last free days to avoid per diem and demurrage charges.
  • Ensure variances are resolved within 7 days and keep write offs to a minimum.
  • Ensure each file is accrued within 7 days of packing, within the month it packs in.
  • Attend meetings/reviews with Account Managers regarding new and existing clients.
  • Be available for questions from colleagues, regarding problem solving or guidance in different situations.
  • Ability to work under deadlines and within specific time frames
  • Ability to multi-task and organize workflow to manage daily responsibilities
  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize as situations and needs change throughout the workday

Education & Experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly customer service oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize as situations and needs change throughout the workday
  • Ability to multi-task and organize workflow to manage daily responsibilities
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills required
  • 3 to 5 years plus of freight forwarding experience preferred
  • High School diploma (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under deadlines and specific time frames
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers


  • None required


  • Minimal travel required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory requirements

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize as situations and needs change throughout the workday
  • Ability to multi-task and organize workflow to manage daily responsibilities, meet deadlines and prioritize work

Working Conditions:

  • Cubicle working environment
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Physical/Environmental Demands:


  • Stand - Under 1/3 Time
  • Walk - Under 1/3 Time
  • Sit – Over 2/3 Time
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Over 2/3 Time
  • Reach with hands and arms – 1/3 to 2/3 Time
  • Climb or balance – None
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl – Under 1/3 Time
  • Talk or hear – over 1/3 to 2/3 time
  • Taste or smell – None
  • Other - None

Physical Activity Level:

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

Manual Dexterity:

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

Special Vision Requirements:

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,

national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Use your current and previous experience to find new opportunities on the road to success. At Suddath, we’re committed to helping our employees flourish and reach new heights.

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