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Trade Advisory Specialist II

Position Description Summary:

This position will serve as a direct support of DB Schenker Trade Advisory Solutions business. Responsible for Trade Advisory product such as, ATA Carnets, Letter of Credit, US Certificate of Origin, Online Trainings, Consulting Services for Import and Exports and HTS classifications.

Principal Accountabilities

(The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all expectations.):

  • Provide as directed line support with customers and vendor partners
  • Communicate detailed Trade Advisory products offerings, as required.
  • Keep current with transportation regulatory agency regulations and requirements as they pertain to imports and exports. Other duties may include maintaining account records, such as order history and forecasting reports.
  • Maintain our company-customer relationships at a high standard.
  • Other duties as assigned. The individual in this position must be capable of performing all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

    Working Environment:

    Assignment Complexity - Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Ensure budgets, schedules, and performance requirements are met.

    Accountability - Manage activities of two or more sections or departments through subordinate managers or professionals who exercise full supervision in terms of costs, methods, and employees. May not have subordinate managers.

    Impact of Decisions - Erroneous decisions will result in critical delay(s) in schedules and/or unit operations and may jeopardize overall business activities.

    Working Relationships - Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers. Requires the ability to change the thinking of or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations.

    Scope - Establish operational objectives and assignments and delegate assignments to subordinate managers or professionals. Objectives are reviewed by senior management to determine success of operation. Involved in developing, modifying, and executing corporate policies that affect immediate operations and may also have company-wide effect.

    Essential Functions:

    Must be able to pass any federal/state/local government, airport, or company-required background checks, clearances, and/or drug and alcohol tests.


Knowledge and Skills

(The following minimum requirements are normal guidelines and should not constrain the advancement of otherwise qualified personnel):

Bachelor's degree in a business related field or equivalent work experience is required. 1-5 years of logistics industry experience is required. Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, communication, organization, and presentation skills required. Previous sales experience strongly preferred

Core Competencies:

Building Effective Teams

Sets and communicates goals and assigns work based upon individual strengths and contributions. Sets an example of collaboration, encourages dialogues and differences, celebrates success of team and provides recognition. Builds trust and measures results.

Business Acumen

Understands business and commerce and relates to the organization's market and strategy. Is conversant with trends in industry, technology and competition and understands positioning and tactics in the marketplace.

Customer Focus

Develops and maintains mutually respectful and trusting relationships with internal and external customers and concentrates on always meeting or exceeding their expectations. Uses customer information and feedback to continuously evolve and improve products and services. Always acts, plans and executes with the customer needs in the forefront.

Drive for Results

Clearly sees goals and objectives and manages efforts effectively to achieve them. Able to overcome barriers and to keep self and others focused. Bottom line driven and is consistently a top performer.

Innovation Management

Has a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace for innovation and solid judgment about the potential for creative ideas and suggestions. Actively fosters creativity, conducts effective brainstorming and promotes creative or innovative solutions within the organization.


Demonstrates diplomacy as well as being direct and forceful, has the ability to gain concessions without damaging long term relationships or dialogue. Negotiates skillfully with internal and external groups by listening and demonstrating commitment and integrity, resulting in gained trust and credibility.

Organizational Agility

Understands and personifies the culture of the organization recognizing the formal and informal channels and networks that drive relationships and progress. Knows how to make things happen and get things done while showing respect and support for policies, procedures, practices and objectives.


Able to anticipate the scope and complexity of situations or deliverables and effectively evaluates and breaks down work, develops process and controls, assigns work and schedules resources accordingly. Is prepared and expects barriers, challenges, uncontrollable variables and adjust plans accordingly, measuring results.

Presentation Skills

Is able to command and engage a group in a variety of settings, while being well prepared and effectively presents the material. Creates and manages the group dynamic and is able to amend presentation strategy when it is not accomplishing the intended goal.

Strategic Agility

Sees future trends and consequences clearly based upon experience that reflects breadth and depth. Is constantly processing information and data with a view to the future. Is able to articulate strategic vision to educate colleagues or superiors and stakeholders and is able to translate into tactical reality.


401(k), Dental, Direct Deposit, Holidays, Medical, Vision

Our offer

At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.


Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

Job Details


Trade Advisory Specialist II




Schenker, Inc.


Melville, New York


May 21, 2022