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