How to write an Expeditor job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Expeditor job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Expeditor job titles

    Expeditor
    Senior Expeditor
    Permit Expeditor (with MS Excel proficiency)
    Purchasing Expeditor
    Expeditor (Part-Time)

Expeditor job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Expeditor job summary

Our company is interested in hiring an Expeditor who has excellent vendor communication skills, strong time management skills and a commitment to meeting corporate deadlines and receiving critical orders on time. The Expeditor will be responsible for communicating with vendors and shipping companies to ensure that all critical deliveries arrive at their destinations on time. He or she will also be required to report any pending delivery delays to project management, and work with shipping companies to help get deliveries to their destinations as soon as possible.

Expeditor responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Expeditor responsibilities

    Contact suppliers to ensure that all dropship purchase orders were received and that deliveries will ship on time
    Maintain constant contact with vendors and shipping companies while deliveries are in route
    Notify project management team in a timely manner if a critical delivery is going to be late
    Work with vendors to solve invoicing issues that could delay critical shipments
    Deliver all purchase orders to vendors either by fax, overnight mail or email

Expeditor qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Expeditor skills

    School leaver’s certificate required (tertiary qualification preferred)
    Strong time management and organisational skills
    Exceptional computer skills
    Impeccable written and verbal communications skills

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