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Freight Forwarder/Logistics Analyst in Woodbury, Nassau County at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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Job Description

Growing company in Nassau County is seeking a hands-on Logistics Analyst/Freight Forwarder to join their team. We are seeking candidates with 4+ years of experience to support a fast-paced freight forwarding group, responsible for logistics analytics, vendor communication, and managing cargo. Experience working in the aviation industry a plus.

Responsibilities include:
  • Review the environmental records of freight carriers to inform shipping decisions
  • Calculate weight, volume, or cost of goods to be moved
  • Recommend shipping solutions to minimize cost or environmental impacts
  • Select shipment routes, based on nature of goods shipped, transit times, or security needs
  • Determine efficient and cost-effective methods of moving goods from one location to another
  • Reserve necessary space on ships, aircraft, trains, or trucks
  • Arrange delivery or storage of goods at destinations
  • Complete shipping documentation, such as including bills of lading, packing lists, dock receipts, and certificates of origin
  • Monitor or record locations of goods in transit
  • Negotiate shipping rates with freight carriers
  • Obtain or arrange cargo insurance
  • Pay or arrange for payment of freight or insurance fees or other charges
  • Prepare invoices or cost quotations for freight transportation
Requirements/Qualifications:
  • 4+ Years experience within freight forwarding/logistics
  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Aviation industry experience a plus
  • Intermediate Excel skills