Import Specialist APPLY NOW

Dalton, Ohio
Full time

Summary: The Import Specialist will provide support to the Purchasing Manager, focusing primarily on the coordination of imported goods utilized in the production process.

General Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with trade agent to communicate needs, manage imports and track orders
  • Coordinate with freight forwarder for import shipment receiving matters
  • Communicate with customs broker to verify and confirm customs entry forms are accurate
  • Tracks and traces shipments with carriers & communicates discrepancies
  • Receive, verify, and file shipping documents provided from shipper for accuracy
  • Confirms and communicates all import ‘milestones’ to sales/marketing teams (e.g.: ETD, ETA, Arrival, Dispatch, Delivery, etc.)
  • Ensuring timely pick-up of cargo
  • Ensuring timely updates or shipment details and updating system timely to meet deadlines
  • Disseminate relevant Customs information to other departments and participate in major planning processes involving importation activities
  • Provide regular updated status information and/or reports
  • Update sales/marketing teams with container delivery status
  • Utilize Microsoft Office for communication and organization (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); advanced Excel skills a must
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Highly detail-oriented with excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to maintain multiple projects at one time
  • Motivated/self-starter
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Teachable attitude; accepting of constructive feedback
  • Willing and able to learn quickly
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change and prioritize projects; must be flexible
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with leadership, management, employees and outside customers/vendors
  • Previous working experience with an ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics AX/D365 is a plus)
  • Working knowledge of supply chain management preferred
  • Proven history of developing effective inventory management policies a plus
  • Experienced and confident negotiator
  • High level of personal integrity and able to maintain confidential information
  • Associates or Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 2+ years of related Purchasing experience preferred


  • Read, write and comprehend the English language
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Lift a maximum of 25 pounds
  • Working knowledge of math, numbers, etc.
  • Work at a pace consistent with changing business volume and demands

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to remain in a stationary position, walk, reach with hands and arms, push, pull, grasp (simple/power), twist (neck/waist), stoop, bend, and kneel. The employee is often required to sit or stand for long periods of time.

To Apply For This Position:

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