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Entry Writer - Full Time

Mid America Overseas, Inc. - Itasca, IL

Posted on 10/25/19 (Ref: )

Entry Writer - Itasca, IL - Mid America Overseas, Inc.

Customs Entry Writer, Chicago

The Entry Writer is responsible for customs brokerage and account specific import freight forwarding. The Entry Writer will have in-depth knowledge of customs and other government agencies and previous hands on industry experience with a customs house broker / international forwarder.

General Information
  • Job Title: Customs Entry Writer
  • Location: 201 S. Prospect Ave., Itasca, IL 60143
  • Employee Type: Exempt
  • Minimum Experience: 3 Years

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Processing of US Customs entries in accordance with US Customs and all other government agency guidelines.
  • Coordinates air and ocean freight forwarding of international shipments from Door to Door.
  • Must maintain account information according to client requirements, change in contact, special instructions and any other additional or revised specific requirements.
  • Negotiate rates with carriers; prepare and submit quotations to prospective accounts on a daily basis.
  • Daily interactions and departmental performance reporting to local management.
  • Provide excellent Customer Service

  • Entry writing and Freight Forwarding industry experience minimum 3 years
  • Customs House Broker License not required but a plus.
  • Position requires working directly with customs, other government agencies, carriers, customers, vendors and all related parties concerning the export process.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written)
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of Cargowise Software a plus

Benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability insurance, 401k, paid time off

MAO's personnel policies and practices are designed to ensure that each employee is accorded full consideration and opportunity, and that all policies and practices are administered without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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