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Flat World Global Solutions is a third-party logistics provider looking for forward thinkers to join our team.

JOB POSITION

Export Specialist

Elk Grove Village, IL

OVERVIEW

Built on a foundation of delivering excellence to clients, teammates and in the community, Flat World Global Solutions helps turn companies’ supply chains into a strategic advantage. Through our operating units of Domestic, International, Crating and in-house IT development firm Prologue Technology, the Flat World team delivers excellence to our clients daily.

Flat World’s International division is seeking a smart and enthusiastic Export Specialist to join our growing team in Elk Grove Village, IL. We’re looking for an excellent self-starter who will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing all export air and ocean operations. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in processes under the role’s responsibilities, as well as results-driven and focused. The goal is to ensure operations are carried out productively to ensure profitability and sustainable growth.

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Essential Functions

  • Book cargo with air and ocean lines, track and trace, and update customers promptly in accordance with requirements
  • Examine shipment financial data and utilize findings to improve profitability
  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPIs
  • Cater to clients’ and teammates’ concerns
  • Organize and coordinate desk and support team operations to ensure maximum productivity
  • Ensure all work is produced in a correct, cost-effective and timely manner in alignment with specifications and quality requirements
  • Contribute towards the achievement of the company’s strategic and operational objectives
  • Maintain positive relationships with partners, vendors and suppliers
  • Gather, analyze and interpret external and internal data
  • Assess overall company performance against objectives
  • Ensure adherence to legal rules and guidelines
  • Special projects as assigned
  • Light warehouse duty as necessary

Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Proven working experience as an export operator or relevant role
  • At least one year of operational experience with Cargo Wise platform
  • Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Familiarity with business and financial principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of forecasting and metrics
  • Basic technical skills (databases, MS Office, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • General understanding of diverse business processes and strategy development

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent health benefits package, including FREE dental coverage for employee (additional cost to add dependents)
  • Profit sharing program
  • Work/life balance with above average PTO plan
  • Company-wide employee appreciation activities
  • You’ll join an organization acknowledged as Top Place to Work in 2018 & 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Intentional, positive and uplifting culture of success
  • Company-matched 401k, fully vested after one year of employment

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status.

For consideration, please forward your resume or contact Flat World Human Resources.