Ocean Import Coordinator
Company: Schenker, Inc.
Posted on: January 13, 2022
Position Description Summary:
Responsible for ensuring legal compliance and providing import
administration and control within government rules and regulations,
including appropriate licensing for ocean shipments. Review
contracts for required clauses and identifies omissions. Interface
with internal and external customers, foreign order administration,
freight forwarders, customs officers, and other functional areas to
ensure coordination and logistics of shipment. Select carrier for
shipment of products and prepares documents for freight forwarders.
Accurately perform all accounting functions related to the billing,
distribution and collection of funds for the client's cargo.
Principal Accountabilities (The following is intended to describe
the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an
exhaustive list of all expectations.):
Prepare price quotations on inbound international freight
Rate and route international traffic
Follow up with customers to resolve inquires
Prepare, route, and cut airbills and manifests
Correct billings and issue debit and credit memos for customers
Arrange for pick up and movement of freight to gateways
Expedite inbound import traffic to facilitate customs clearance
Initiate and maintain customer master profiles in order to have
correct information on hand in order to offer consistent
Maintain close liaison with US Customs Service and for various
specialized U.S. Customs clearance requirements.
Key in US Customs entry line items into the Import CHB Computer
System and submit entry to customs.
Communicating information and instructions to/from vendors.
Researching and resolving operational problems.
Review all documents, contact all first-time customers, perform
credit checks, and handle other tasks as needed. The individual in
this position must be capable of performing all of the essential
functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Knowledge and Skills (The following minimum requirements are normal
guidelines and should not constrain the advancement of otherwise
This is an intermediate level position. Generally prefer 2-4 years
of experience. Good interpersonal skills required. Knowledge of
Word and Excel. Knowledge of general freight forwarding terms and
standards. Knowledge of U.S. Customs Regulations and Harmonized
Tariff Schedule. Basic knowledge of accounting functions and
relative information retrieval. High school diploma or equivalent
At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that
connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career
by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With
more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and
thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together
as one team, we are Here to move.
Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals
with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
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