GLAV-213203Johannesburg, Gauteng, South AfricaCategoryAdministrationPosted Date11/14/2023OperativesFull-timePermanentHours/week 40Global Forwarding, FreightDHL Global Forwarding SA (Pty) Limited


Would you like to be part of the most international company in the world? A company operating in more than 220 countries worldwide and has been pioneering cross-border express shipping since 1969.  Would you like to be part of a business that connects people across the globe and want to make a difference? Then waste no time and join our amazing team at DHL Group. DHL Global Forwarding, Freight (DGFF) is the Group’s air, ocean, and road freight specialist. We offer standardized transport as well as highly specialized end-to-end solutions to customers in a wide range of industries globally.

Global Forwarding Freight – South Africa has an opening for a Receptionist where you will be answering calls and handling them, accordingly, addressing visitor questions and needs, and providing an overall welcoming environment to external and internal stakeholders. Join us now in connecting people and improving lives.

In this Receptionist position

  • You will be answering of switchboard and directing of phone calls professionally and courteously connect callers with employees.
  • You will be taking and following up on messages.
  • You will receive guests and directing them to the appropriate person and office.
  • You will be opening, sorting and distribution of daily mail / documents via courier.
  • You will be sending out of documents via courier as and when requested.
  • You will maintain register of all courier slips.
  • You will have a good knowledge of teams and departments to help clients and their queries.
  • You will maintain the entry area so that it is always spotless and well-organized and ready for guests.
  • You will help with any other secretarial / reception related duties delegated tasks deemed as reasonable as assigned by the reporting manager.

Now, here’s what we need from you

  • Must have a matric
  • College/University Degree or working toward one will be an advantage
  • Good command of English
  • 2 years’ experience in related field

We offer:

  • Opportunities in a global company where you can contribute your ideas and skills to move towards our shared goals.
  • Possible further career development
  • Competitive salary

Why join DHL Global Forwarding?

We are part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider with operations in over 220 countries. Visit our career site on the web at

Our TOP EMPLOYER prestigious certification attests to our best-in-class efforts to attract and retain talent by fostering a positive work environment and encouraging personal and professional development among employees. The development of talented women in our organization will be a focus for us and an important part of our DGF Strategy 2025. 

We aspire to become the undisputed leader in our industry, when people think of forwarding; we want them to think DGF because we have:

  • The largest global network with more than ~30,000 passionate employees
  • The most efficient processes and fastest response times
  • The best solutions and best customer service

Our Vision: The Logistics Company for the World.

Our Mission: Excellence. Simply Delivered.
Our Purpose: Connecting People, improving lives.
Our Values: Respect & Results
Our Goals: Employer, Provider, and Investment of Choice, Living Responsibility

DHL Global Forwarding is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 

Work Authorization

DHL Global Forwarding will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in South Africa. This is not a position for which visa sponsorship will be provided. Individuals who need sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, are not eligible for hire for this role.

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