Careers

Import Specialist

Deluxe Modular is currently accepting applications for an Import Specialist to work as an integral part of our Procurement Team in Berwick, PA.  The Import Specialist will be responsible for managing the end to end importation process from various countries outside the US to specified ports and ultimately to production facilities, in compliance with all applicable regulations and authorities. This position will report directly to the VP of Supply Chain.

Job Description:

  • Maintain a database and assign National Harmonized Tariff codes for building products from specified countries and regions.

  • Arranging air/ocean/road import shipments to include customs clearance, commercial invoicing and packing list requirements

  • Interact with Procurement, Production and Project Management to coordinate supply chain activities to eliminate supply chain disruption and reduce costs

  • Maintains schedule of all incoming international shipments including Air and Ocean, including tracking information

  • Maintaining product certification requirements as needed for importing

  • Ensure documentation is accurately processed, distributed, and released to carrier, customers and agents in a timely manner

  • Notes delays and provides any information needed to resolve them.

  • Aid with insurance claims for lost shipments by submitting shipment records and tracking data to insurance adjusters.

  • Determining and issuing duty, tax, and tariff payments for all imports and exports as needed.  

  • Researching tariffs and determining best sourcing country based on cost

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current rules and regulations related to international trade

  •  Work directly with import brokers to clear incoming shipments and address all attendant issues to ensure the timely receipt of products.

  • Coordinate domestic and international shipments of materials to factory from port of entry

  • Maintain a strong and professional relationship with airlines and transportation agencies

  • Other duties as assigned

Please note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • US Customs Brokerage License preferred

  • Understanding of entry procedures; entry requirements; valuation; fines and penalties; classification; and the rates, duty, taxes, and fees for imported goods

  • Knowledge on incoterms, customs clearance documents, general export/import shipping practices and other international export/import logistics information.

  • Possesses solid knowledge of U.S. import control regulations including U.S. Customs Regulations

  • Strong mathematical skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret complex regulations and other data with excellent tariff classification skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to multitask

  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement.

  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve.

  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders with proper guidance of a team manager

  • Takes initiative and displays a sense of urgency – is highly responsive to business needs and unexpected situations that emerge

 

Deluxe Modular has a mission to re-think construction by introducing new building technologies, materials, construction processes and design. All while reducing completion time of construction projects in half as compared to conventional on-site construction.

We need talented, professional individuals to help us reach our goals. If you want to join a team of superstars on a mission to change the world – and if you know that you have what it takes to get the job done – then we welcome you to apply with your resume and a letter explaining why you are the perfect candidate for this exciting opportunity.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package – as well as a once in a lifetime opportunity to wake up every day knowing that you are an important and appreciated part of a passionate team of professionals.

Deluxe Modular is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type:

  • Full-time, office based

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years trade compliance experience 
  • 5- years of experience with freight forwarder or import/export agency is required
  • Superior working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • ERP/SAP system experience preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk
  • Must be able to lift to 10 pounds at time

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

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