Estes Forwarding Worldwide, LLC Specialist, Operations in Des Plaines, Illinois
Founded in 2003, Richmond-based Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW) is a domestic and international freight forwarder. At EFW, we are always on. Our commitment to personal service has made us a leader in logistic solutions across the globe. With offices across the country, EFW offers a full range of domestic and international solutions—including air, ocean, ground and international transportation—that few competitors can match.
The Specialist, Operations will be responsible for responsible for maintaining expected service level of all EFW shipments, updating shipments with the most accurate and timely status, and ensuring quality of service provided to EFW customers.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Track, trace and monitor Estes Forwarding shipments and update the status with complete notes.
Perform clerical processes related to the Estes Forwarding business. Process routine customer information in support of transportation, billing and/or collection efforts.
Monitor the Web, fax, and voice mail for service provider updates.
Maintain data for specific customers, markets, products and/or processes as required.
Assist and support coordinators, supervisors and managers with various business needs.
Communicate to Estes Forwarding Coordinator or Supervisor any issues or problems that may put a shipment in jeopardy of failure.
Confirm charges from service providers as needed.
Maintain familiarity with conditions that need special and accessorial charges and ensure that all costs and charges are complete and accurate.
Perform miscellaneous job functions to assist with operations, sales efforts, contracts and billing.
Compliance with company C-TPAT security procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required. 1-3 years of experience in the Transportation or Freight Forwarding industry preferred A combination of education and experience will be taken into consideration.
Applicants must be willing to work flexible hours and various shifts.
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, internet, web-based and job specific software applications required.
Candidates should have the ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects and set priorities.
Ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to accomplish work goals; develops individual relationships by listening, sharing ideas and appreciating others' efforts required.
Applicants must possess the ability to maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and the organization.
The successful applicant will read, analyze and interpret highly complex regulations and procedures, and respond to common inquiries or complaints.
Applicants must possess the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of customers and employees.
At this time, EFW will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.
EFW prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a drug screen and a background check.
EFW offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.
EFW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran.
Shift: ** May include weekend hours, 2nd (Day)
External Company URL: www.efwnow.com
Street: 300 East Touhy Ave