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Ocean Import in Sterling at DSV

Date Posted: 5/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Sterling
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/24/2018

Job Description

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at www.dsv.com 

The primary duty of an Ocean Import Coordinator is to process ocean import transactions, including all related activities, for an assigned base of accounts.  The Coordinator is responsible for all document preparation and traffic coordination required to process export shipments.


Duties Include:

• Receive, review, and process import documentation for an assigned base of accounts.
• Comply with all requirements listed under any given Letter of Credit.
• Prepare accurate and profitable quotations for review by department Supervisor or Manager.
• Recognize profit opportunities in the areas of insurance coverage, cargo for NVOCC bookings, and commissions from inland freight and other service subcontracting.
• Arrange inland freight services.
• Communicate with clients, co-workers, and supervisors in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
• Adhere to all domestic and international shipping regulations.
• Advise department Supervisor or Manager of any transaction problems or irregularities.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma (or equivalent education)

MUST have 3 years experience as a Freight Forwarder Ocean Import operator or Operations Agent

3 Years’ Experience in a role involving extensive client contact

High School Diploma (or equivalent education)

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Basic skills in Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. 

Must be able to read, write, and speak English

In addition to basic math, must be able to analyze numerical data and understand components

and relationships, find patterns and draw conclusions. 

Other Skills

Ability to make quick and clear decisions while adapting to changing circumstances

Ability to work independently, but within the boundaries prescribed by DSV policies and procedures

Ability to understand the full range of Freight Forwarding services, including order management, movement scheduling, customs brokerage, monitor and control services, cost optimization, and various industry specific requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.  The vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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