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Senior Entry Writer-Ocean/Air
Valley Stream, NY
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Post Date: 12/20/17 Company: H.W.St. John & Company
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Senior Entry Writer-Ocean/Air



Company Profile:

H.W.St. John & Co is a full service Customs house broker located in Valley Stream, NY which is only 15 miles from JFK airport. We are an in-house international freight forwarder and logistics specialist. We have been setting service standards in importing and exporting since 1902. We pride ourselves in the customer service that we provide and are looking for individuals who are self-driven with an entrepreneurial spirit that have the desire to grow both personally and professionally.

Job Description:

Senior Import Specialist works directly with customers and OGA such as F &W, USDA, EPA to complete complex entry processing based on government regulations. Requires the ability to work alongside the client to help streamline the customs clearance process and track deliveries per the client's instructions and to their satisfaction. Oversee and provide customers of potential problems in their import process and provide cost- effective solutions. The ideal candidate would have experience in the customs brokerage/ freight forwarding industry and would have excellent customer service skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to manage well under stress. This position entails being a team player.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Create and distribute written procedure for handling each account, including classification, valuation, customs and OGA requirements
  • Qualified in operational clearance of Ocean/Air import shipments in compliance with U.S. Customs regulations, FDA, USDA, F & W, and EPA, perishables etc.
  • Perform periodic internal audit reviews on all assigned brokerage files
  • Maintain effective relationships with project managers, carriers, forwarders and Customs
  • Communicating with our overseas agents to insure seamless movement of cargo
  • Tracking and tracing freight movement with steamship lines, and trucking companies to ensure on time delivery
  • Staying current with import regulations and be able to relay any changes back to the client
  • Review and monitor any customs rejections, CF 28 Request for information and other correspondence
  • Actively pursue new sales leads by discussing our various services that we offer
  • Inform customer via e-mail or phone on any up-dates on pending shipment in a timely manner
  • Ability to respond to customer and overseas agents on rate quotes in a timely fashion

Qualifications:
  • 1-5 years of related experience in international trade
  • High School Diploma Required. BA/BS preferred
  • Highly developed organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize tasks and projects, must be organized
  • Efficiently solve inter-company and customer issues and be able to respond promptly and professionally.
  • Ability to classify goods in the harmonized tariff schedule, have an understanding of Customs regulations, protests, binding rulings.
  • Must be detail oriented, thorough and accurate.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work with demanding deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, excel and other technical software is required

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