Logistics Associate

IFTS Associate 

 

Join Livingston and its International Freight and Transportation Services group.  Livingston is a market leader offering customs brokerage, consulting and compliance, and freight forwarding services at more than 90 key locations in North America, Europe and Asia.  Our strategy is focused on aggressively growing and investing in our freight services, and that’s why we need you. Join our freight team and grow your career in this fast-paced team environment as we take on new customers, build new services and move into new trade lanes. The opportunities await you!

 

Job Type: Full Time 

 

Location: LA New Orleans - US051 

JOB SUMMARY

The Freight Associate plans and arranges the transportation of ocean and air shipments, from various countries, taking into consideration the specific needs and requirements of our clients and agents, in order to ensure the expedient, safe and profitable transport of goods.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process documentation for the physical movement of cargo; identify discrepancies or issues.  
  • Follow up and/or track shipments with agents, carriers and warehouses
  • Make payment of international freight when necessary
  • Enter details of shipment in the freight system 
  • Coordinate the release and delivery of goods when applicable
  • Report missing and/or damaged goods, produce and send appropriate letters of “Intent to claim”
  • Execute clerical works: photocopies, filing, etc.
  • Adhere to specific client SOPs. 
  • Identify and forward upselling opportunities to manager. 
  • Establish and maintain personal relationships with current vendors. 
  • Assist other team members as needed to ensure timely completion of work 
  • Participate fully with other staff members in day to day operation including setting priorities, organizing, scheduling work and problem solving 
  • Communicate client issues or changes to the next level 
  • Develop knowledge of the shipping process and government regulations through cross training with other team members  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management. 
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Hard worker who always goes above and beyond
  • Skilled collaborator
  • Enjoys problem solving
  • Positive attitude
  • Works well under pressure

WORK EXPERIENCE – MINIMUM REQUIRED

No experience required

EDUCATION

Required: High School/GED or equivalent

CERTIFICATIONS DESCRIPTION

COMPETENCIES

Customer First Focus
Business Acumen and Straight Talk
Accountability
Agility
Leading and Developing
Inclusion and Collaboration

Livingston is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants and employees with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.      


Nearest Major Market: New Orleans