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Import Logistics Specialist - Full Time

Wholesale and Distribution Company - Los Angeles, CA

Posted on 10/12/21 (Ref: )

Now Hiring an Import Logistics Specialist in the Greater Los Angeles area

An industry leader in the Wholesale and Distribution business based in greater Los Angeles area has an excellent opportunity for the right person in the Imports/Logistics area.

The right person will have the following day to day responsibilities:
  • Handle international transportation processes.
  • Pricing/Quoting experience for all modes (ocean, rail, LCL, FCL, ground)
  • Work with ocean carriers & co-loaders on global rate negotiations
  • Managing and tracking multiple containers which include daily status updates to internal stakeholders,
  • For Import Ocean shipments insure ISF (Importer Security Filing) is filed by cutoff date at origin, to avoid penalty from Customs.
  • Reconcile import files and accurate data input of import files in company computer systems
  • Follow-up and finalize all import shipments with appropriate party
  • Using tracing systems, trace every pending container. Monitor the on-water transit.
  • Gather the information to prepare arrival notices with info from the origin & carriers, provide info to either brokerage team or outside broker for customs clearance.
  • Upon clearance, work with CFS or Steamship to clear any originals docs requirements and/or payments.
  • Keep customers in constant communication with important milestones and if needed resolve any issues to insure smooth service.
  • Track and Trace Inbound Ocean shipments
  • Process documents and issue arrival notices timely and accurately
  • Ability to work with demanding deadlines from customers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or a related field PREFERRED
  • Minimum of five (5) years import/freight management.
  • Thorough knowledge of Ocean service contract negotiation and understanding of ocean shipment documentation.
  • Inbound container logistics and management including container demurrage detention management experience.
  • Communication/experience in dealing with drayage companies.
  • Ability to manage high volume emails including communication with oversees vendors for PO/shipping management.
  • Knowledge in all import procedures.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Experience with tariff sheets and rate contract

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