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Freight Forwarder – OceanFreight

For 50 years Pentagon Freight Services has worked alongside the critical industries we serve by providing best-in-class freight forwarding and logistics services. Our aim is simple – we want to deliver ‘The Logistics of Certainty’ to a world that never stops. Due to ongoing expansion and investment in our Netherlands team, we have an exciting […]

Country

  • The Netherlands

City

  • Rotterdam-Botlek

Posted

25 Jun 2024

Department

  • Export Operations
  • Import Operations

Hours

Full Time

Contract

Permanent

Workplace

On-Site

  • For 50 years Pentagon Freight Services has worked alongside the critical industries we serve by providing best-in-class freight forwarding and logistics services. Our aim is simple – we want to deliver ‘The Logistics of Certainty’ to a world that never stops.

    Due to ongoing expansion and investment in our Netherlands team, we have an exciting opportunity for a Freight Forwarder to join our team in Rotterdam-Botlek. In Rotterdam, Pentagon works from a brand new, state of the art, facility with a 5,000 sqm warehouse. You will work in a young and enthusiastic OceanFreight team and will find that at Pentagon we put a great emphasis on a pleasant and positive workplace culture.

    Role Overview

    The successful candidate will be responsible for the timely and efficient processing of all imports and exports and third-party country moves / cross-trades, in line with client directives and Pentagon standard operating procedures. Previous experience of a minimum of 5 years is essential.

    Main Duties

    • Planning the most appropriate route for shipments, taking into account the nature of the goods, cost, transit time, and security requirements.
    • Process all import or export requests (FCL, LCL, BreakBulk, Project shipments) from client or line manager.
    • Ensure ongoing communication with client throughout each shipping requirement.
    • Monitor ‘door to door’ transports requirements until successful delivery is made within the timeline required.
    • Produce quotes when required, ensuring the best solution/options are provided to the client.
    • Provide support to colleagues in team to ensure timely close out of all jobs.
    • Process customs declarations through dedicated customs software in accordance with instructions and customs compliance regulations.
    • Adhere to destination specific documentation requirements.

    Requirements

    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both the Dutch and the English language are essential.
    • Ability to work in a team.
    • Conscientious, accurate and flexible.
    • Resident in the greater Rotterdam area or willingness to commute to the Pentagon Rotterdam facility by car (public transport is limited).
    • The candidate must have an authorisation to work in the Netherlands.