Freight Forwarder

Company Details


DSV – Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world’s 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers’ entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.

Location:  Air & Sea – Alberton
Job Posting Title: Freight Forwarder – Onsite

Minimum Requirements

Basic computer literacy skills in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook

Grade 12

Valid and endorsed code 08 license, own transport

Import/Export and/or commercial experience within the Freight Forwarding Industry of no less than three years

Fluent in English and Afrikaans

Strong interpersonal and motivational skills

Excellent administration and communication skills

Ability to liaise with clients and colleagues at all levels

Punctuality and time management are essential elements of this position

Disposition to be accurate and pay attention to detail

Ability to work flexible hours

Must be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment/technology

Flexibility in terms of job functions

Ability to work under pressure

Client empathy and ability to liaise effective at Strategic, Tactical and Operational levels

Ability to identify problems regarding workflow on systems

Ability to work in an organized fashion

Successful candidates will be required to undergo profile evaluation


Added Advantages for this role

Experience in a procurement environment

PSS course or relevant tertiary qualification in sales and customer service

Marketing/Business Management

Self motivated and ability to work without supervision

Toastmasters/public speaking skills


Main purpose of the role

You will be required to work on selected clients premises and to run the client specific shipping processes identified, resolve operational issues and handle all account queries.


Duties and Responsibilities

The daily running of specified clients shipping processes/supply chain

Variety of responsibilities, which will cover all aspects of international and domestic freight movement. Includes the logistical co-ordination of all internationally purchased products.

Supplier management is essential to esnure consistent lead times

Emphasis on order tracking and tracing and indent monitoring

All customer related activities, tariff, accounts, permits, quotes and costings

Reconciling and management of the DSV account to ensure payment


Additional information

Individual must be able to work independently and manage themselves.

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