• Export Traffic Specialist

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/29/2018 11:44 AM)
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  • Overview

    This position will be responsible for coordinating the shipment and distribution of seafood products internationally. Responsibilities will include managing the day to day logistics needs of our production facilities, consolidating shipments, procuring equipment capacity as required, setting freight appointments, as well as tracking all shipments. Logisticians will also perform analysis and provide recommendations and feedback to logistics management. Works closely with internal sales department, customers, brokers and freight forwarders to ensure timely and cost effective delivery of goods to the marketplace. Responsible for negotiating rates, terms and conditions included in service agreements with external vendors, entering and processing orders and completing all necessary documentation related to sales and shipment. Position reports to the Director of Logistics and is exempt from overtime. 


    Manages and coordinates shipments of frozen, fresh and canned seafood products, both domestically and internationally, with an emphasis on international exports.


    Works with customers, brokers and freight forwarders to establish shipping schedules, arrange shipments and prepare necessary documentation.


    Participates in rate negotiations, terms and conditions of freight service agreements with carriers.


    Enters and processes orders, completing all necessary documentation and paperwork related to sales and shipments.


    Audits and approves freight bills.


    Works within the Icicle organization to assist and resolve administrative discrepancies related to sales orders and freight invoices.


    Provides logistical support for Icicle’s operations group such as equipment allocation and cargo destination.


    Obtains and negotiates rate quotes from carriers.


    Tracks carrier performance including on-time service, claims and acceptance ratios.


    Continually review processes and procedures and provide recommendations on efficiency improvements.


    Other duties as assigned.


    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


    A minimum of 5-7 years of senior level export experience.


    Working knowledge of FDA, USDC and international regulations to ensure compliance with all international export requirements.


    Familiar with all modes of transportation, including surface and air.


    Experience in third party logistics.


    Effective negotiating skills.


    Able to plan, multi-task and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.


    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


    Strong math and accounting skills.


    Intermediate to advanced Excel, Word and Outlook skills. TMS software experience preferred.


    Seafood experience preferred.


    Must possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.


    Must be available to work extended hours, including weekends and holidays, as necessary.


    Prompt regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.


    Demonstrated ability to work:

    • Independently and as part of a collaborative team within a fast paced environment.
    • Professionally and diplomatically with a wide range of people while under pressure.
    • Effectively with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.

    Working Conditions

    This position is based in the administrative office located in Seattle, Washington and will require prompt and reliable attendance into the office during core business hours as face time in the office is a key company value. This position will also require extended hours (mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.) in order to meet business needs.


    Position open until filled. Submit resume, work references and salary requirements.


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