Import/Export Coordinator

December 12, 2023

Location: Mt Pleasant Pay: $45,000-$47,000 per year. Shift: 1st shift with overtime as needed. Job Description:  You will be responsible for the managing and overseeing of the export department to ensure the movement of freight via ocean out of the country, in accordance with organizational policy and procedure, and to comply with relevant local, country and international law and processes. Position requires an energetic, customer service driven candidate with continuous emphasis on bottom line results. Maintain the business flow of the Export department. Ensure all levels of compliance are met on the export process. Supervise the staff to make sure they are using all the tools available to achieve financial goals of the department. Oversee the usage of vendors. Essential Functions:
  • Manage and further develop efficient and effective flow of work to attain optimum efficiency and productivity of department.
  • Identify the existence and cause of problems and solutions to correct them.
  • Utilize reports to quantify and prioritize workload.
  • Manage communication with export related authorities, customers and suppliers in all relevant countries as necessary to ensure efficient, positive and lawful relations, support and activities.
  • Work with other departments in order to establish and maintain effective and relevant export activities and support in relation to the organizations operating functions.
  • Initiates, promotes, supports and implements change in order to increase organizational effectiveness.
  • Make sound decisions based on analysis, experience and good judgment.
  • Ensure staff has the training and resources necessary to perform their jobs.
  • Negotiate with local carriers on spot pricing; issue rate quotes.
  • Responsible for TSA compliance and maintenance for the branch.
  • Provides quotes for internal and external clients.
  • Coordinate work activities between office staff and 3rd party warehouse.
  • Delivery documents to both 3rd party warehouse and US Customs for Export department.
  • Meet with SSL, ocean carriers, warehouse agents, and Truckers to review service needs.
  • Handle all shipments with compliance needs.
  • Maintain local pricing recorders from all carriers.
  • Audit Export files for compliance and Business process.
  • Audit Export files for profitability.
  • Handle processing of all dangerous goods shipment for Air Export.
  • Take department concerns to upper levels of management as needed.
  • Keep track of service faults by 3rd party warehouse.
  • Other duties as requested
Qualifications:
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite
  • Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory compliance with export rules and regulations
  • Able to perform the essential duties of this position without posing a “direct threat” to the health or safety of self or others
  • Able to interact positively and effectively with co-workers, subordinates and supervisors
Requirements:
  • Tenure in Ocean export and freight forwarding
  • Minimum 7 years relevant Export (Air or Ocean) and freight forwarding experience.
  • Knowledge of procedures for international and domestic freight, trucking and warehouse services.
  • TSA compliant.
  • Dangerous Goods awareness.

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