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Date: 04-Dec-2017

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 147951 - Posted 12/04/2017 - Air Customer Service Import (AF-4)
Job Function: Air Freight
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Professional
Sub-department: Air Export / Import
Office Location: Cairo (CAI)
Travel Required: 0%
Start Date: 12/31/2017

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core
products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made
end-to-end solutions. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more
than 70 countries, and employs around 16,000 people worldwide.

We are looking to hire a Customer service coordinator to hire Air Freight Customer Service Coordinatoarto serve as a point of contact for the customer and documentation processing staff,
ensuring operational excellence,
high productivity and customer satisfaction

Responsibilities

• Receive and validate customer order
• Issue shipment handling instructions to Document Processing staff
• Reserve HAWB number
• Arrange for pick-up/transfer of cargo
• Answer all customer inquires in accordance with the Customer Service Policy standards
• Further increase customer satisfaction and business share through proactive and regular contact. Establish customer communication preference, i.e., phone, e-mail, fax, visit
• Handle and manage all customer contact at file level regarding exceptions
• Serve as a liasion between Document Processing and customer regarding all shipment details
• Provide accurate job costing forecast
• Assist Sales in compiling quotes by providing rates, tariffs, etc.
• Work with Sales on account implementation, ensuring a smooth transition from Sales to Operations
• Other duties as requested

Qualifications

• Minimum 2 years in forwarding customer service
• Excellent knowledge of freight forwarding and regulatory requirements with proven track record of 2 years in industry (Air Export)
• Knowledge in freight forwarding and logistics mainly in Air Export operations.
• Overall understanding of business processes and interdependencies.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Proficient in MS Office applications

Skills

• Excellent communication skills
• Team player
• Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with Internal and External Customers
• Good judgment skills and ability to make decisions

Languages

• Fluency in written and spoken English (knowledge of local language is an advantage).
• Other languages (written and spoken) preferred

Specifics for Job / Environment

• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Economics/Logistics or freight forwarding apprenticeship
• 3-5 years of relevant air freight operational experience.
• Work experience in a global forwarding / logistics company
• International experience preferred