APL Export Premiere Representative, VIP in Norfolk, Virginia

CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé, is a worldwide leading shipping group. Its 465 vessels call at more than 400 ports throughout the world, on all 5 continents. In 2014, they carried 12.2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. With a presence in 160 countries, through its network of 655 agencies, the Group employs 22,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 at its headquarters in Marseilles.

This position will be responsible to:

  • Primarily act as liaison on Documentation concerns for our customers by:

  • Acting as a liaison between the SSC and External customers as well as CCA functional teams in order to resolve issues without undue delay.

  • Research and resolve escalated issues through root cause analysis to ensure closure with customer or overseas agents, analyze service failures and provide management options for corrective action.

  • Proactively track and trace shipments to ensure cargo is moving timely

  • When applicable, manipulate our Tariff/Contracting System to assist customer with contract, rates and tariff rule questions. Rate bookings using information given by customer to ensure accurate invoicing.

  • Monitor shipments arrival at destination and communicate with overseas counterparts to ensure timely release

  • Process corrections as requested by customers, in accordance with destination regulations, customer expectations, and department regulations and KPIs.

  • Release accurate bills of lading within the company’s standards as per customers requirements

  • Handle corrections received from shippers within established time limits. Coordinate with agents at destination as required to reduce service failures

  • In the event of service failures, coordinate a response for recovery by working with the customer and internal CMA CGM associates

  • Ensure high level of customer satisfaction by making accurate and complete bookings as per department standards.

  • Responsible to manage all aspects of export shipments including export bookings, tracking & tracing, and general customer service for Delmas customer base

  • Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Secure bookings via phone, email, and EDI services

  • Provide information to customer related to sailing schedule, equipment availability, routing, rates, etc

  • Understanding of IMDG regulations and ability to apply such knowledge during booking process

  • Proactively communicate and coordinate equipment, truck power, and allocation needs to functional teams.

  • Observe all company and department rules, requests, and procedures

  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma required.

  • Minimum of 2 years customer service experience required

  • Exceptional customer service, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Strong organizational, time management and a high level of analytical and problem solving abilities.

  • Must be proficient in basic Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).

  • Possess a mindset that clearly recognizes the importance and sensitivity of our customers.

  • Must be availble to work 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday.

Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:

  • Associates Degree preferred.

  • Strong preference for Internal candidates to have working knowledge with internal systems of LARA, MIRA, DIVA and Service Contracts.

CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.