Position Description Summary: Responsible for ensuring legal compliance and providing import and export 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 air bills 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 service.
Maintain close liaison with the  U.S. Customs Service and for various specialized U.S.  Customs clearance requirements.
Key in  U.S. 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. References Visible links 1. http://schenker.gistnet.com/sub/glossary/u_s_customs_serv.html 2. http://schenker.gistnet.com/sub/glossary/customs_clearanc.html 3. http://schenker.gistnet.com/sub/glossary/u_s_bureau_of_cu.html