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Import/Export Specialist

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Operations

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Location

Elk Grove, Illinois

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Salary

$50,000 - $65,000

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Import/Export Specialist

Our client is a leading international freight forwarding and cargo logistics company, providing comprehensive door-to-door services customized to meet our customers’ unique needs. They seek a dynamic and experienced Import/Export Specialist to join their team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the import/export process for shipments, ensuring full compliance with relevant regulations, laws, and customs protocols.
  • Facilitate effective communication among clients, carriers, and stakeholders to streamline transportation operations.
  • Prepare and process shipping documentation, including bills of lading, commercial invoices, packing lists, and customs declarations.
  • Coordinate transportation arrangements, securing cargo space and negotiating rates with carriers to optimize efficiency and delivery schedules.
  • Track and monitor shipments throughout their journey, providing regular updates to clients and addressing any issues or delays promptly.
  • Manage customs clearance procedures, including tariff classification, valuation, and duty calculation, to ensure timely release of goods.
  • Collaborate with customs brokers, freight forwarders, and service providers to expedite customs clearance and delivery.
  • Maintain meticulous records and documentation for all import/export activities, ensuring adherence to company policies and regulatory standards.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service, promptly addressing inquiries and resolving issues to uphold customer satisfaction.

Experience/Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in import/export operations within the freight forwarding or logistics sector.
  • Profound knowledge of international trade regulations, customs procedures, and documentation requirements.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written, enabling effective interaction with clients, vendors, and colleagues.
  • Detail-oriented with robust organizational and multitasking capabilities, adept at prioritizing tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently or collaboratively within a team setting.

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