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Pricing Analyst – Ocean Freight, Hybrid - Talmo Inc. Staffing
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Los Angeles, CA


Company: Export Trading Company

Location: Hybrid, West LA office

Salary: Will dep on level of experience 

Summary: Responsible for analyzing shipping rates to determine most effective buying or selling rates to offer our clients. The right candidate will be able to establish pricing and negotiate service contracts and spot rates with carriers (NVOCC, Trucking companies, 3/4PL). 

You will use and maintain our pricing system and collaborate with sales, operations, accounting, executive departments, agents, and clients to produce timely air, ocean and trucking freight quotes.


  • Handles all matters pertaining to carrier contract rates, such as negotiation of rates, input of rates into our internal rate system and ongoing maintenance of rates
  • Maintain compliance with The United States Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
  • Research market rates to ensure competitiveness of negotiations
  • Prepare reports on quoting to include quantity, success rates, statistics
  • Update customer specific rate sheets monthly or as needed
  • Utilize and update pricing system, improve efficiency
  • Analyze quote/rate process to provide suggestions solutions to maximize sales and company efficiency
  • Decrease time between request for quotation (RFQ) entered and quote finished
  • Work with foreign agents in respect to Agent Agreements with complete on-boarding, instructions, process, contacts, rate updates and rate requests
  • Creates high volumes with carriers
  • Provides various options, such as shipping lines, trade lanes or markets

Required Experience

  • 3 + years’ experience in NVOCC Transportation or Freight Forwarding 
  • HS Graduate (Bachelor’s degree preferred) 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, and CargoWise
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to multitask with attention to detail
  • Ambitious attitude with an eye for pricing opportunities
  • Market exposure to international pricing of ocean freight 

Benefits and Compensation: 

  • Exceptional Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • Supplemental benefits, including Life, Short-term Disability and Medical Insurance plans
  • 401k with Employer match
  • Team-oriented company culture