Logistics Specialist – Ocean/Truck – Oakville, ON

International Freight Forwarder –
Oakville, ON

Very well-established international freight forwarder with a strong reputation in multiple types of cargo.

This is a position involving rates, operations and customer service performed at a high level. The salary range is above the industry standard, as is the bonus and other benefits. The final package depends on industry experience. On-site position.

They are looking for a well-rounded ocean import/export background, with experience in handling a full-service desk; working with customers, vendors and internal sales.

Email: kevin@buckleysearch.com or anna@buckleysearch.com


  • Ensure that all read requests files are completed in accordance with corporate requirements
  • Complete thorough research for client requests to provide most advantageous solutions based on client service and cost needs
  • Maximize revenue through ongoing evaluation and negotiations of best solutions while working closely with vendors and clients alike
  • Work closely with the sales team to ensure quotation deadlines and shipment requirements are met
  • Provide professional, prompt and efficient customer relations
  • Support and manage ongoing vendor and partner relationships
  • Resolve client customer service issues
  • Attend industry functions and additional industry training as required corporately to enhance knowledge and to maintain certification required to provide logistics services


  • 2 to 5 years experience in ocean imports and exports in freight forwarding
  • Knowledge of break bulk and project cargo is a definite asset
  • Container de-stuffing, Ro/Ro and Lo/Lo create procedures is desirable
  • Knowledge freight rates negotiations for ocean and cross-border services
  • Experience and monitoring freight shipments from port to customer location, including cross border truck shipments
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Excellent computer skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize well working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team


  • 3-5 years (+) of Ocean Imports/Exports experience in an international freight forwarder
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal
  • Familiar with steamship lines, trucking arrangements, and procedures for delivery of shipments
  • Computer skills, organized and priority conscious; work well under pressure
  • CIFFA training is a strong asset; knowledge of Incoterms
  • Post-secondary Diploma/Certificate in Logistics an asset

Compensation: Excellent salary, bonus and benefits

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