Job Opportunities

Below are our current vacancies throughout the United States.

Senior Account Executive - OH/MI (territory)

COSCO SHIPPING LINES (North America) Inc. is seeking an Account Executive to join their Global Sales Division for our Michigan and Ohio Valley area. This position would also have some responsibility for some clients in the Midwest on a key account manager basis.

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

General Functions and Key Activities:

  • Conduct F2F meetings with existing and target export accounts in Michigan and Ohio Valley area.
  • Document the minutes / results of these meetings in the company specified reporting platform and work closely with the Trade dept to ensure market information is shared promptly in effort to retain and/or increase COSCO’s market share in said territory.
  • Perform other as needed reports on activity, lift, revenue, etc as specified by senior management.
  • Aggressively seek new accounts as well as reaffirming current contracted accounts.
  • Maintaining existing service contracts with regards to current rates, port pairs, surcharges, etc.
  • Aggressively push the implementation of General Rate Increases as directed by senior management.
  • Represent COSCO as a prominent carrier in the territory.
  • This is a virtual position out of Chicago area.

Deputy Director - Houston, TX

COSCO SHIPPING LINES (North America) Inc. is seeking a Deputy Director to join their Global Sales Division for our South-Central Region in the Houston area.

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

General Functions and Key Activities:

  • Reporting to the Regional Sales Director, the selected individual will be responsible for leading a vertical sales program for out of gauge, specialized and hazardous commodities.
  • They will coordinate via other Regional Sales Directors and DSMs to support and steer the local sales team in each Region, and to insure they meet and exceed all sales goals.
  • The Deputy Director will also coordinate with ECD to ensure an adequate inventory of specialized equipment is maintained to support bookings. Hazardous targets will be met by regular interaction with the NAOC hazmat team.
  • Travel throughout the Regions for direct sales efforts with local sales teams may be required as determined by Sales and Executive Management.

Additional Qualifications or requirements:

Ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills, be computer-literate and have a proven track record in transportation and logistics. Candidate should have at least 5 years’ experience in outside sales for an Ocean carrier or NVOCC, experience with hazmat, OOG and project cargo, and be currently based in the Houston area.

Account Executive - Long Beach, CA (territory)

COSCO SHIPPING LINES (North America) Inc. is seeking an Account Executive to join their Global Sales Division for our Los Angeles areaThis position would also have some responsibility for some clients in the West Central Region on a key account manager basis.

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

General Functions and Key Activities:

  • Conduct F2F meetings with existing and target export accounts in Michigan and Ohio Valley area.
  • Document the minutes / results of these meetings in the company specified reporting platform and work closely with the Trade dept to ensure market information is shared promptly in effort to retain and/or increase COSCO’s market share in said territory.
  • Perform other as needed reports on activity, lift, revenue, etc as specified by senior management.
  • Aggressively seek new accounts as well as reaffirming current contracted accounts.
  • Maintaining existing service contracts with regards to current rates, port pairs, surcharges, etc.
  • Aggressively push the implementation of General Rate Increases as directed by senior management.
  • Represent COSCO as a prominent carrier in the territory.

Accounts Receivable Coordinator - Humble, TX

COSCO SHIPPING LINES (North America) Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Accounts Receivable Coordinator to join our Accounting Department in the Humble, TX operations office. Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Send statements and invoices to customer as per portfolio of customers
  • Daily collections calls to customer and monitor accounts portfolio
  • Create Top 20 report on weekly basis for management review with comments on invoice level
  • Monitoring receivables and immediate reporting for high risk accounts
  • Work with POL and POD along with GTSD on rates and disputes from customers.
  • Review and research unallocated credits on weekly basis
  • Freight cashier functions including freight releases, cash applications, deposits.
  • Billing, creation of third party invoices upon receipt of payment and notification to import department for terminal release if necessary.
  • Responsible for incoming bank payments including releasing cargo as required.
  • Wire transfer/ACH applications and SAP report.
  • Refund preparations
  • Collections credit and non-credit accounts including special requirements
  • Assist with inbound cargo releases (OBL’s/Checks)
  • Handles Outbound Cashier functions including releasing documents via overnight mail or messenger service.
  • Monitors incoming payments noncredit accounts and informs Documentation service to issue Telex Release.
  • Collections noncredit accounts
  • Additional accounts receivable functions including collections and special projects assigned by Supervisor/Manager

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in related field

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Experience in ocean transportation is a plus
  • SAP experience
  • Experience working in a high volume environment (preferred)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $44,000.00 per year

Accounts Receivable Coordinator - Secaucus, NJ

COSCO SHIPPING LINES (North America) Inc. is seeking an Accounts Receivable Coordinator in Secaucus, NJ. Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Freight cashier functions including freight releases, cash applications, deposits.
  • Billing, creation of third party invoices upon receipt of payment and notification to import department for terminal release if necessary.
  • Responsible for income bank payments including releasing cargo as requested.
  • Wire transfer/ACA applications and SAP report.
  • Refund preparations
  • Checks and deposits.
  • Collections credit and non-credit accounts including special requirements
  • Assist with inbound cargo releases (OBL’s/Checks)
  • Handle Outbound Cashier functions including releasing documents via overnight mail or messenger service.
  • Monitor incoming payments noncredit accounts and informs documentation service to issue Telex Release.
  • Collections noncredit accounts
  • Additional accounts receivable functions including collections and special projects assigned by supervisors and managers.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in related field

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Experience in ocean transportation is a plus
  • SAP experience
  • Experience working in a high volume environment (preferred)

 

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year

Export Traffic Coordinator - Houston, Texas

Export Traffic Coordinator
Department: Export Customer Service
Division: North American Operations Center (NAOC)

General Functions & Key Activities:
This position is responsible for the coordination and arrangement of export shipments for vessel loading to ensure 100% space utilization as outlined below:

• Obtain required documents as well as preparation of documents for vessel loading: Daily Teu Reports
• Container Booking Forecast (CBF), Container Load List,
• Hazardous Documents & Manifest, Container/Tank Certificates/Surveys, EEI’s, VGM’s, Gas/Battery statements,
• Validated Auto Titles, etc.
• Contact customers to confirm cargo in order to fully utilize space on vessel
• Daily vessel reconciliation to find discrepancies between Cosco and terminal systems
• Work with terminals, customers and internal departments for problem resolution
• Monitor and maintain vessel cut offs
• Shipment tracking and tracing
• Send shipment notices to customers for various issues; vessel delays, cut-off changes, etc.
• 3PI invoicing
• Scan documents to internal Cosco file
• Back up for other coordinators
• Meet required KPI’s

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Maritime Shipping experience required
• Good working knowledge of MS Office applications
• Intermediate to advanced Excel knowledge required
• FreshDesk experience
• WPM or KPH required: 50 / 11,500
• Outgoing, friendly disposition
• Critical thinking skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Conflict resolution
• Responsiveness
• Timely and attentive to customer needs

Hazmat Coordinator - Houston, Texas

Hazmat Coordinator
Department: Marine Operations
Division: North American Operations Center (NAOC)

General Functions & Key Activities:
• Maintain the status updates of all pended Hazmat bookings twice a day.
• Create Hazmat applications and send it to all parties involved (Partners, POL, T/S, POD, etc.)
• Advise the Customer Service if approved or rejected. If approved you must send the booking confirmation within 48 hours from when the booking request was received.
• Assist customers with missing or incorrect hazmat info.
• Responsible for viewing all Hazmat booking applications and determining compliance with all regulations and restrictions (foreign, domestic and private) for:
– COSCO bookings on COSCO vessels
– COSCO bookings on Partner vessels
– Partner Bookings on COSCO vessels
– Import COSCO bookings
• Review Sales quote requests for Hazmat cargo exporting or importing the US.
• Answer e-mails in both our internal and external Hazmat inboxes.

NOTE: These tasks are distributed between TWO coordinators backing each other up.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree
3-5 years of experience

Additional Qualifications and Requirements:
• 49 CFR Certification
• IMDG Certification
• TDGR & ADR Certification (preferred)

Senior Business Systems Analyst - Houston, Texas

Senior Business Systems Analyst
Department: Business Process Management (BPM)
Division: Business Process and Systems

General Functions:
Responsible for the support, maintenance and development of the organizations global information system and its associated peripheral systems and processes. This position works under limited supervision. Prepares recommendations for new systems, enhancements to existing systems and changes to procedures to improve efficiency and work flow.

This position requires a good working knowledge of the organizations global information system and its associated peripheral systems, the organizational structure, and business functions and procedures. This position differs from the Business Systems Manger position in that projects assigned have limited impact on the organization.

Key Activities:
• Prepares recommendations for new systems, enhancements and changes to procedures to improve efficiency and work flow
• Acts as lead on development, design and implementation of projects with a limited scope
• Analyze and evaluate requests for enhancing existing systems and proposals for new systems and make recommendations to management
• Draft system design requirements and logic specifications for submission to technical development teams under the guidance of senior BPM staff
• Test enhancements and new systems, ensuring proper functionality and compatibility with local business requirements; coordinate with development team to resolve technical problems
• Monitor the implementation of system changes in production and coordinate user acceptance testing
• Write and maintain system documentation, user guides and procedures
• Provide system operational training to staff and system users
• Provide business departments with assistance in resolving computer related problems by troubleshooting and coordinating with IT staff when needed
• Identify and resolve EDI communication errors
• Document system problems and solutions for future reference
• Participate as a team member and lead on inter-departmental and cross-departmental projects with a limited scope
• Monitor and report on data quality; identify and support improvement measures
• Maintain Corporate Performance Monitoring Key Performance Indicators
• Other duties of similar scope as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or a related field and 2 years of experience as a systems analyst or a combination of education or experience that provides and equivalent background required to perform the job functions. Shipping industry experience is preferred.

Additional Qualifications and Requirements:
• Strong computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) and SharePoint
• Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and devise effective and logical system and procedural solutions
• Work effectively independently as well as in a team environment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical organization members
• Ability to learn new computer systems independently through self-study and practice and teach others

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