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Licensed Customs Brokerage Import Supervisor

Burien, WA 98166

Industry: Professional Job Number: 63843

Our South King County Client is in search of an Export Forwarding Manager with a Freight Forwarding background. This company has held true to its roots of a family atmosphere for decades, yielding a crew with great longevity and happy attitudes.  Management Experience in a Freight Forwarding environment will open this great opportunity!  You’ ve sat in every seat on the export desk and can accomplish all duties for export forwarding with a collaborative attitude and desire to be part of a team.

  • Handles customs and duties especially U.S. related import
  • Selection of forwarders and freight tariffs, coordination of freight traffic
  • Negotiates forwarding contracts and special parcel services
  • Monitors incoming and outgoing shipments and especially inter-company transactions
  • Controls freight invoices along with Entry Summaries for import shipments
  • Conducts NAFTA preference scheme calculations  and agreements
  • US Import Control requirements
  • Documentation and record keeping for all customs related tasks
  • Handles all non-routine customer orders, e.g. export, samples, returns.
  • Establish and maintain regular contacts to authorities, forwarders, customs brokerage firms.
  • Supervises and trains employees; assigns work to others. Assists as needed to complete the work of the department in addition to daily shipment processing.
  • Provides written and oral instructions to direct reports; assigns duties and reviews work for accuracy.
  • Stays up-to-date on Customs changes and Company policies and procedures.
  • Educates clients about customs regulations, international tariffs, shipping restrictions and insurance requirements. Provides advice to customers regarding overseas shipping, hazardous materials shipments, and certain commodities requirements.
  • Coordinates and handles NVOCC transactions, including processing shipments and deliveries from factory to port with outside carriers. Plans and schedules appropriate modes of transportation based on daily needs.
  • Ensures all government (U.S. and other) required forms and information is compliant and appropriately provided to relative parties. Classifies shipments, inputs data, and makes corrections and adjustments.
  • Maintains courteous, prompt and efficient customer relations; follows up with customers regarding all shipments/deliveries. Analyzes service failures/issues and implements processes to enhance future service delivery.
  • Works with Customs and Partner Government Agencies to resolves problems.

  • Requirements

Education and Experience
  • Three plus years of relevant import and customs brokerage experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience required. Licensed Customs Broker is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook); expert in Excel and Access. Accurate and sufficient data entry skills. Ability to handle a variety of functions in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ ve been waiting for, apply today!

Salary DOE & Great Benefits with a 401k Match

Michelle Kovacich

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