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Import Lead

Company: CustomBilt Metals
Location: Irving
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION OBJECTIVE
The import lead manages the import purchasing process and ensures compliance with US and foreign government laws and regulations. Expedites the flow of materials from foreign suppliers including customs documentation, letters of credit and transportation. --The import lead is accountable for the purchase of import material from the first contact with the customer through final delivery as well as any required post entry activity. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads trade compliance for all imports
  • Accountable for accurately pricing material to hit all profitability targets
  • Manage landed cost calculations for pricing as well as audit all landed cost once shipments have arrived.--Make adjustments in the models as required
  • Review all HTS codes and their impacts to ensure accuracy
  • Work with a Customs Attorney as required to ensure all regulatory issues, particularly those around supplier and material selections
  • Issue purchase orders to suppliers that accurately reflect price, quantity ordered, INCOTERMS, freight terms and payment terms as well as anticipated delivery dates agreed to between company and supplier
  • Validate that all transactions between company and customer and company and supplier are accurate on all points--
  • Communicate with suppliers to ensure material is being manufactured and shipped according to schedule
  • Evaluate all import documentation prior to filing to ensure the customs broker has accurate and timely information
  • Work with the customs broker resolving any issues that might create delay--
  • Maintain and update purchase order and container tracking data to ensure shipments depart on time and in full.--That all customs entries are timely and accurate and that the material is out of port before detention/demurrage is incurred.--
  • Liaison with the finance team for payment to manufacturing suppliers as well as service suppliers including the customs broker and transportation providers--
  • Ensure that all transactions meet supplier and customer requirements
  • Keep up to date on the suppliers' capabilities and work with them to provide material that meets and/or exceeds customer expectation--
  • Maintain accurate specification sheets for all materials by customer/supplier--
  • Collaborate with customers on developing accurate forecasts to best meet the customers' requirement.--
  • As needed file duty exemptions and follow up on status--
  • Audit all customs files upon customs clearance for accuracy.--Hold files open until liquidation is finalized.
  • Keep up to date on import regulatory changes, programs and actions and understand their impact to the business
  • Identify opportunities and potential cost savings efforts within trade related activities
  • Carry out additional duties as may become necessaryPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
    • Positive attitude and willingness to collaborate both internally and externally
    • Business oriented and able to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels
    • Curious, organized and focused on continuous improvement
    • Must be able to drive results EDUCATION & EXPERIENCEKnowledge
      • Basic understanding of the operations of a trading company
      • Basic understanding of international trade, import processes and requirements
      • Working knowledge of import regulations, Informed Compliance and Reasonable Care
      • Competent in Microsoft Office suite
      • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
      • As the trading company focuses on metals, experience with metals would be beneficialEducation Degree or Certifications in Supply Chain or International Business preferred or 2-3 years of experience very specific to international purchasing and import regulatory compliance required

Keywords: CustomBilt Metals, Irving , Import Lead, Professions , Irving, Texas

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