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Freight Forwarder, Exports, Solutions

Freight Forwarding

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.  Read more at 


Location: Germiston
Job Posting Title: Freight Forwarder, Exports, Solutions
Time Type: Full time


Minimum Requirements

Grade 12

Diploma in Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain or similar an advantage

Intermediate computer literacy level in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Knowledge & Experience in WMS SAP


Job Related Requirements

• 2 yrs + in warehouse environment working/acting in an administrative role
• 2 yrs + experience and knowledge of exporting parts into Africa by Airfreight, Sea freight and Road freight
• Generate freight quotes for exports of parts and create final invoice on SAP system.
• Understanding of exports inspection process: BV/ SGS
• Able to communicate (email/telephone) clearly to dealers and other customers
• Attention to detail with respect to investigations and problem solving
• Be able to work overtime and flexi time if required.
• Be prepared to undergo random polygraph tests
• Planning and organizing – strong ability to manage time & prioritize
• Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels
• Ability to work under pressure and without supervision


Added Advantages for this role

• Customs knowledge • Exports into Africa certificate / course


Main purpose of the role

• This role will be responsible for planning, administrating, organizing, and reporting on all exports related activities


Duties and Responsibilities

• Control and Manage all Export Orders.
• Update and maintain Shipping Register daily, report on any deviations in performance.
• Printing and creating Commercial invoices and packing lists from SAP and excel
• Weigh and measure each shipment to ensure correct data is on the documents
• Status Reports to be kept updated and communicated to Clients, ensuring that customer requirements are
• achieved.
• Control, Manage and follow-up on all bookings made with the relevant forwarders.
• Quality checks all packed shipments
• Daily checking of Orders to ensure on time shipment of complete Orders.
• Accurate shipment of complete Orders within the Lead-Time.
• Accurate submission of Shipping documentation i.e., Commercial invoice, packing list, Clearing instructions if
• required
• Ensure shipments are being shipped accurately to avoid any unnecessary charges.
• On-Time Investigation of Queries and Claims.
• To adhere to all documented and verbal Procedures, Work Instructions and Disciplines.
• To assist all parties involved with any problems, queries etc. pertaining to the account.
• Liaising with forwarders, dealers, and client daily
• Attending to all queries from all parties concerned
• All adhoc and general duties that may arise
• Excellent inter-personal and people management skills;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Ability to work under pressure with stringent deadlines;
• Attention to detail and accuracy;
• Exceed Customer Expectations;
• Drive for continuous improvement.
• Team Player.
• Ability to lead and motivate


Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should an external candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavor to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with DSV’s Employment Equity plans. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time. 


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