Senior Multimodal Freight Estimator - Freight Forwarding



TrudyQ Consulting

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Date posted:

Friday, September 9, 2022


Johannesburg, South Africa


Cost to Company + Co Contr. towards Provident Fund & Medical Aid

Minimum of 5 years Full Multimodal Estimation experience within the Freight Forwarding Environment


This opportunity requires 5+ years’ experience as an Estimator with strong knowledge of Imports & Exports (Air & Sea Freight) - FULL MULTIMODAL ESTIMATION.

This dynamic Logistics Company differentiates themselves from their competitors through their unique Customer Services Driven Strategies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Matric or equivalent qualification
  • Excellent and updated knowledge of INCOTERMS
  • Minimum of 5+ years working experience in a similar role in the Freight Industry
  • Must have experience in Import/Export (Air & Sea Freight) within an estimator role
  • Familiar with Customs Tariffs and Port Charges
  • Fully Computer Literate in all MS Office Suite Applications
  • Previous working experience on Cargo Wise will be advantageous
  • Previous experience in EDI enterprise application will be advantageous
  • Strong administration skills
  • Analytical and love for numerical problem solving
  • Own reliable transport/transport arrangements

Key Performance Areas:

  • Registering incoming estimate requests and responding in order of urgency and complexity
  • Following up on estimates and measuring success
  • Liaise with various clients, shipping lines, Agent, Port Authorities, Customs and Transporters
  • Consult with internal departments i.e., Operations, Sales, and Customer Service to ensure accurate follow through of costing and feedback to relevant parties
  • Obtain best rates through liaison with various Airlines, Shipping Agents, and Overseas Agents
  • Advising clients on viable transport and product option
  • Ensure all Imports, Exports and Cost Estimates for Air, Ocean, Road and Over Border Freight are completed timeously and accurately
  • Negotiate best terms/pricing for maximum company profitability
  • Manage all relevant documentation with regards to containers, breakbulk and LCL cargo
  • Report directly to the Procurement Team leader

In return this opportunity will offer:

  • Monthly Cost to Company Salary (negotiable depending on experience and proven track record)
  • Company Provident Fund and Medical Aid Contribution
  • Permanent employment opportunity
  • Supportive Management


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