Estimator Required

Career Opportunities

M6T is seeking an Estimator to join their team in Johannesburg.

Responsibilities
  • Prepare multi modal estimates for both imports and exports timeously to comply with agreed timelines stipulated by client’s requirements and company’s SOP.
  • Drive sales by developing, identifying, and securing all relevant direct sale opportunities
  • Ability to negotiate competitive rates with shipping lines, co-loaders, overseas agents and transporters as well as provide feedback on rates submitted as well as any service-related failures
  • Build value-based client relationships
  • Ensuring estimates are accurate and competitive
  • Proactive communication with not only clients but all inter-branch queries and requests
  • Identify and quantify all cost factors
  • Evaluate profitability per estimate
  • Work closely with the internal team members and external Sales and Service teams to ensure high customer satisfaction
  • Vendor service providers
  • Analyse Estimate Reports – failure vs successes / trade lane review / mutual office benefits and leads
Qualifications
  • Matric
  • Post Matric qualification with exposure to finance / accounting / logistics
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in freight forwarding operations / estimates and pricing for both imports and exports (sea freight, breakbulk, road freight, air freight)
  • Advanced understanding and skills in MS Excel
  • Incoterms Certificate an advantage
  • Geographical knowledge
  • General knowledge on Shipping terms and abbreviations
  • Computer software: MS Office, Shipshape

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