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Associate Global Forwarding Agent - Ocean Import

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Job ID
R38232
Address
5005 Rockside Rd, Ste 1030, Independence, Ohio, United States, 44131
Job TypeFull time

We’re C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics platforms and we're looking for our next AssociateGlobal Forwarding Agent. Is that you? Are you detail-oriented, service-savvy and a problem-solver? If so, this might be the perfect role for you. As an Associate Global Forwarding Agent, you will be your customers’ primary contact responsible for managing and operating the shipment lifecycle of their global freight.  

The Associate Global Forwarding Agent (GFA) is an entry levelposition within our modal operations.  Associate GFAsare responsible for learning operational concepts and terminology, gaining an understanding our company’s goals and values, and building skill for our industry and organization.  In addition to building their skills, Associate GFAswill gain experience byexecuting small and medium size customer accounts.  

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the processes, documentation, and terminology involved in international shipping from time of purchase order issuance through the delivery of the cargo 

  • Apply basic industry knowledge to respond to customer requests 

  • Learn and execute/coordinate tasks on the shipments to meet all customer SOP requirements

  • Ensure a high-level of data integrity within the shipments: acknowledgement of shipment details, INCOterms, routing, dates, documents, etc.  

  • Learn and understand pricing.  Complete low to medium complexity customer quotes

  • Communicate clearly, timely, and effectively with customers, CHR offices, agents, and outside vendors 

  • Promote a positive working relationship for all team members 

  • Understand and learn to leverage CHR’s network of departments, support teams and leadership

  • Ensure customer SOPs are maintained and adhered to 

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of programs

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Strong communication, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills

  • Proven critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to adapt to ever-changing tasks and customerneeds

  • High level of attention to detail

  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment

Questioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we’re building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams.  We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran 

Benefits

Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Enhanced Fertility benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)

  • Dental and Vision

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Paid and floating holidays

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community

  • Charitable Giving Match Program

  • 401(k) with 6% company matching

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

Dig in to our full list of benefits on OUR CULTUREpage.

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?


Standing out among the world’s largest logistics platforms, C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. For 100+ years, our global suite of services has innovated trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With 20 million shipments annually for 100,000 customers, and millions of dollars contributed to support causes that matter to us, our people and technology literally move the world.

As a FORTUNE 200 company, FORTUNE has also named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2022. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul 2021. And we’re not stopping there… Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world.


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