Import Specialist in San Diego CA

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Experis, a Manpower Group Company
Import Specialist
Job ID: 
San Diego CA
Not Specified
Job Types:
Inventory Control, Planning/Scheduling, Shipping/Receiving

This position addresses International Freight objectives, ensuring international shipments are processed and shipped per company and regulatory requirements. This role acts as liaison with Global Planning, Procurement, Compliance Department, QA, DCS, Plants, Co-Packers, and Carriers, identifying and resolving operational issues.

Essential Functions

  • Monitor the in-transit movement and delivery of international shipments
  • Track container status at US Ports through to empty return to carrier terminal to minimize the impact of demurrage and detention charges, intervening to take corrective action as possible.
  • Maintains container performance dataset to ensure tools are available for fee disputes and root cause analysis.
  • Reports daily regulatory FDA and container arrival status to internal and external parties
  • Interacts with multiple functions that affect International Transportation.
  • Follow-up with appropriate parties to ensure needed actions occur in a timely and accurate manner (i.e., Customs Brokers, Drayage Companies, Freight Forwarders, Ocean Carriers).
  • Collaborate with various departments and business partners to resolve daily operational issues.
  • Supports Vendor Compliance initiatives, as directed.
  • Supports the processing of vendor invoices and ensures timely resolution of discrepancies.
  • Assists with import product HTS classification.
  • Publish various reports and KPI’s, as assigned.
  • Misc. logistics and analytical projects, as assigned.
  • Qualifications
  • College degree; BA/BS in logistics, business management, supply chain, or equivalent business discipline a plus
  • 2-3 years of work experience in International freight or Customs Trade Compliance.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel and other tools to quickly create reports and perform advanced analysis
  • Must be able to set priorities, meet deadlines and demonstrate a high level of organization in a fast-paced environment of ever-changing needs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and interface with other functional areas, including management and outside vendors.
  • Must be innovative, flexible, responsive, assertive, and capable of anticipating needs.
  • Willing to take on additional tasks outside of the direct responsibilities
  • Experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) is a plus
  • SAP knowledge is a plus
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