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Import Specialists are responsible for tracking and handling incoming international shipments. Typical resume samples for the job mention duties like enforcing customs regulations, documenting and categorizing shipments, offering advice to clients, optimizing shipment flow through customs, and selecting appropriate packaging for each item. The most sought-after skills in an Import Specialist are international trade knowledge, fast thinking, accuracy, teamwork, and computer competencies. Successful example resumes mention a Bachelor's Degree in an area such as customs regulations or trade.

1

Export / Import Specialist

Responsible for preparation of US Export documentation, quotations, bookings of both air and ocean LCL/FCL shipments. Provide support to customer service and sales. Data entry in MRP/ERP. Prepare, route domestic small package UPS, Fedex, LTL and FLT shipments. Responsible for carrier selection, pricing, carrier relations, claims, order picking/packing, forklift operations.

  • Evaluated and selected new carriers for LTL and FTL reducing from 5 to 2
  • Reduced transportation cost by 30%
  • Reduced transit times by 1-2 days. Improved on time delivery.
  • Restored co-operative functional relationship between logistics and customer service/sales.
Candidate Info
55
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
2

Senior Import Buyer/import Specialist

Key liaison for all import activity including, but not limited to, purchase of goods for resale and manufacturing, coordinate logistics, ongoing education of suppliers as to U.S. Customs regulations and compliance, enforce business requirements, coordinate activities with freight forwarders, brokers, and transportation companies to ensure timely arrival of goods. Provide Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, and subsidiary personnel details regarding status and arrival of purchased goods.

  • Initiated audit of tariff classification of all imported items and achieved a savings nearly $150K in duty the first 12 months.
  • Designed reporting mechanism that improved visibility of inventory status and reduced stock outages
  • Developed tracking and notification process to inform internal customers of delivery details for project planning and implementation
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
16
years
at this job
Business, Marketing
3

Direct Import Specialist

Processed garden, metal and iron orders for commercial customers such as Michaels, Walmart, Menards, etc., according to urgency.

  • Preparation of relevant import documentation for shipments from many areas of China
  • Completed daily and weekly reports for managers as well as for national and international customers.
  • Provided customer service via phone, internet and in-person to many clients.
  • Problem solved monetary discrepancies on a daily basis and reconciled the accounting spread sheets until they reached 100% accuracy.
  • Processed adjustments in inventory as well as resolved any and all inventory problems.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AA
English Literature
4

Import Specialist

Increased productivity by 17% through elimination few steps.

  • Reduced demurrage charges by 50% through process improvement and better organized workstations
  • 98% on time Importer Security Filing with Custom and Border Protection Department for various customers.
  • Decreased inaccurate ISF filing by 22%
  • Increased awareness by Educating Importers/shipper for completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of data - validate HTS for compliant filing. Process designation letter, POA and Continues Bond.
  • Resolved ISF compliance issues.
  • Research to validate that it is an actual late filing and how it occurred 100%
  • Communicate results to client and agree corrective action plan. Implement plan and monitor compliance.
Candidate Info
21
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
Business Management & Personnel Management
MA
Political Science
Project Management
5

Import Specialist

  • Employed into a brand new Sourcing department. Collaborated with Project Manager, Asia counterparts and cross-functional departments to help establish standard operating procedures and timeline management across the organization.
  • Created detailed RFIs and RFQs that specified project objective, product specifications, features, materials, designs, application, benchmark, packaging, target pricing and forecasts.
  • Managed projects in the supplies category that yielded $8.1 million total savings in 2007 to 2008.
  • Communicated daily with Asia Sourcing and other cross-functional teams to ensure project and product execution were on track and target dates were achieved.
  • Well-rounded, worked in all categories - supplies, technology and furniture.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Business Administration
6

Customs/import Specialist

Prepared and routed daily schedules for inbound containers; prepared reports and tracked containers by maintaining container manifests; processed and prepared container repair damages; charges and charge backs; handled freight billing

  • Ensured that Customs import rules and regulations were in place for inbound containers (Sea and Land); maintained database of containers daily activity
  • Researched international importing issues that impact the import process (i.e. anti-dumping)
  • Performed audits of vendor documentation to ensure accuracy
  • Assisted with negotiations and maintained shipping contracts with Freight Forwarding Companies, Steamship Lines and Trucking Companies
  • Acted as a support staff for Purchasing Department, In- house Receiving Department and Retail Stores; worked simultaneously with the Purchasing Department ordering merchandise
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
C
Business Information Processing
AS
Nursing
7

Import Specialist IV

Responsible for coordinating all aspects of importations for import customers, including routing, rating, customs entry and other government agency coordination including FCC, FDA, and USDA

  • Advised clients on compliance issues including HTS classification, marking, assists, anti-dumping, and wood certification.
  • Coordinated complicated movements, including intermodal, breakbulk, transload and expedited shipments
  • Negotiated with steamship lines to secure competitive rates for ocean transport
  • Experienced with routing freight via ocean full container, less than container, and air freight.
  • CLASS "Wizard" trained in troubleshooting operational systems the 4-Soft CLASS ABI system.
  • Worked with Customs Border Protection as CES Coordinator for the Indianapolis Centralized Examination Site.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Theatre
8

Customer Service and Import Specialist

Streamlined materials handling process.

  • Direct team of three and continually implemented measures to maximize productivity of the freight forwarding.
  • Conducted program management review, utilizing earned value management system tool for cost reporting and variance analysis.
  • Executed transportation management functions for clients including load dispatch, carrier management, load tracking and freight bill audit and payment.
  • Maintained accurate records and managed office correspondence.
  • Ocean Import/Export and Air Import/Export specialist
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
9

Import Specialist

Examined and inspected shipping manifest and documentation to ensure compliance with customs laws and regulations

  • Inspected physical cargo in warehouses and cargo terminals
  • Assisted businesspersons importing materials and goods into the country by answering questions and providing information on the necessary documentation for importing into the United States
  • Monitored the performance of international vendors and maintained relationships with brokers
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MS
Science And Civil Engineering
10

Air/ocean Import Specialist

Responsible for the timely filing of ISF's and receiving documents, classifying commodities (if not provided by importer) and filing of entry thru ABI

  • Ensured all documentation was complete for timely delivery
  • Provided high quality service to customers, assisted with questions and concerns and provided regular updates via email as needed
  • Received and distributed mail
  • Managed receipt of invoices, processed and prepared payments for vendors
  • Responsible for statement processing via ABI and ACH
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
International Trade And Logistics
Paralegal

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