Estimator – Freight Forwarding - Professional Career Services, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: R17 000.00 - R22 000.00 Per Month
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Import & Export
  • Posted by Professional Career Services on Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Reference: AHI 11758
  • Apply before Monday, March 16, 2020 - 17 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Professional Career Services

Ref: AHI 11758 - Estimator – Freight Forwarding

Employer Description

A well established Clearing and Freight Forwarding concern with branches nationally.

Job Description


The Estimator will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate freight estimates to internal and external clients.
  • Ensuring all appropriate rates / incoterms and rules are applied when producing a freight estimate.
  • Interpret request received on estimate request or mail.
  • Information is obtained regarding freight rates, clearing rates, transport rates, de-group rates etc.
  • Preparing estimates using Excel.
  • Ensure client (internal / external) receive accurate quote in a timely manner.
  • Record statistical information on an Estimate Register.
  • Contact client for feedback on estimate.
  • Prepare all estimates timely, and to the highest standard of accuracy and quality.
  • Ensure all estimates are sent out in a timely manner, correctly and ensure all Incoterms and rules are applied directly.
  • Assist servicing / sales team, and constantly follow up on the success of securing the new clients as well as ensuring satisfied service to existing customers.
  • Suggesting alternative solutions for clients, ensuring high volume clients are retained.
  • Compile, client rate profile updates, yearly increase documents and monthly reviews.
  • Assisting the GM and the staff when applicable with functions outside of the job description to ensure that the branch runs effectively and efficiently according to local requirements.

Candidate Requirements


Matric Own vehicle and valid drivers license Tertiary qualification in International Logistics would be an advantage


Minimum 3-years Freight Estimates experience in Air, Road and Sea Freight Excellent understanding of Inco Terms and Rules

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About Professional Career Services

For these last 32 years, for the most part, we have recruited our recruiters from the industries that they will be recruiting for and this has proven to be a successful formula for us, our clients (employers) and our candidates (career seekers).  Over and above this, we have - through a well-run organisation, good support staff, an excellent specialised database and proper financial management - been able to facilitate the vital services we provide to our clients & candidates alike, despite the various ups & downs of the economy over these last 32 years.

Our Motto
Prompt & Professional Service with Integrity & Care

Our Vision
Partnering the future of like-minded people through a thorough understanding of our client’s business, culture & needs and our candidate’s culture, career aspirations & capabilities

Why Choose Us
Despite the fact that we now handle a variety of specialist fields or niche markets, when you deal with us you will deal with a Team of Specialist Recruiters in each of these various specific fields