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Import Entry Writer - Full Time

Cavalier Logistics - Chicago, IL

Posted on 06/17/22 (Ref: )

Import Entry Writer - Chicago, IL - Cavalier Logistics

Import Entry Writer

Cavalier Logistics was established in 1984 as a private, veteran-owned small business. We are a premier provider of global transportation, warehousing and logistics services with headquarters in Virginia, multiple offices throughout the United States and an international office in London.

Cavalier Logistics is seeking a full-time Import Entry Writer to join our import team in Elk Grove, IL, near Chicago. The Import Entry Writer is responsible for processing documentation required by US Customs and Border Protection for entry of goods into the US on behalf of importers. Industry experience is required, and compensation will depend upon that experience.

Cavalier is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and full benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), life insurance and an Employee Assistance Program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide impeccable customer service
  • Perform audit review on all assigned brokerage files and payments to customs
  • Maintain and keep current all customs compliance documentation
  • Process documents through the Company's ABI system, obtaining Customs release and other government agency releases as appropriate.
  • Arrange both delivery and the invoicing of the import account for services rendered
  • Review and monitor all Customs rejections, requests for information for clients and any other government agency, and other correspondence.
  • Mandatory daily correspondence with overseas and domestic agents, as well as airlines, steamship lines, and co-loaders
  • Work closely with other departments to deliver high level of service to customers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Report all issues to customers and management affecting clearance and delivery in a timely manner in writing or verbally
  • Reporting freight discrepancies to management
  • Ensure that all files contain all necessary document copies
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Required Skills:
  • Basic knowledge of INCO terms, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Customs regulations, and partner government agency requirements
  • Solid knowledge of domestic and international geography including countries, major cities, and ocean ports along with basic knowledge of U.S. Regulatory Laws
  • Ability to work with demanding deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Must be detail oriented, thorough, and accurate.
  • Must have proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and accomplish multiple tasks, must be organized
  • Strong PC skills including fast, accurate typing skills
  • Work effectively via phone, fax, e-mail. Good planning and organization skills; ability to multitask and be a self-starter
  • Must be able to pass a background check

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED

Previous Experience:
  • 2-years of experience required

Benefits & Compensation:
  • Competitive Compensation Depends on Experience
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program

If you enjoy a fast-paced environment, are a self-starter, have great organizational skills and are a team player - apply for this great position today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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