Responsible for the movement of goods from another country, ensuring the transit and delivery is made on time. This means liaising regularly with overseas offices, partners or agents and involves all modes of transportation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure all necessary paperwork is complete and acceptable for entry to Customs
Obtain charges and cargo release details from freight forwarding agents, shipping lines and airlines.
Responsible for ensuring any payments due are made in advance of any shipment as required; processing all payments and necessary paperwork for accounting purposes according to company requirements
Responsible for ensuring maximum profitability on a shipment
May be required to check goods in as they arrive against paperwork to ensure shipments are in good order and accounted for
Able to manage deadlines and sometimes difficult situations, therefore an element of negotiation is required in order to meet commitments timely
Check manifests, invoices and orders to ensure they are recorded accurately for incoming shipments
Work closely with customers and vendors to ensure any problems, damages or anomalies are corrected
May be required to arrange the release and transportation of goods received to importer or deliver to party
Position may require a weekend schedule on a department rotation basis and not limited to working a holiday schedule based on the needs of the operation and requirements of the account