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Import/Export Coordinator

Description

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We are looking for a detail-oriented and experienced Import/Export Coordinator to manage and enhance our import and export activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing the import and export of goods in compliance with local and international laws. This includes managing all related documentation, tracking shipments, and ensuring timely delivery. The Import/Export Coordinator will also liaise with clients and vendors, negotiate freight rates, and manage customs declarations. A strong understanding of customs procedures, international trade compliance, and logistics is essential for this role. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and a keen eye for detail.

Responsibilities

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  • Coordinate and manage all import and export activities.
  • Ensure compliance with local and international laws and regulations.
  • Manage all related documentation, including customs declarations and bills of lading.
  • Track shipments and ensure timely delivery.
  • Negotiate freight rates with shipping companies.
  • Liaise with clients and vendors to ensure smooth operations.
  • Resolve any issues or delays related to import and export activities.
  • Stay updated on changes in import and export laws and regulations.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in import/export coordination or a similar role.
  • Strong understanding of customs procedures and international trade compliance.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and logistics software.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your experience with import/export coordination?
  • How do you handle pressure and tight deadlines?
  • Can you explain how you ensure compliance with import/export laws and regulations?
  • How do you handle issues or delays in shipments?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to negotiate freight rates?