Import Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512765-616046
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: 2 year degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: October 02, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

The Customs Broker responsibilities are all related to importing and exporting. Customs brokers help importers and exporters understand and meet the rules and regulations put in place by the federal government with regard to the trade industry The job requires a detailed oriented person to handle all government trade regulations, tariff classifications, insurance requirements, restrictions regarding shipments and shipment arrangements. They need to be able to work well in a team related environment, as well as on their own. This person must have good communication skills, as they will interact closely with clients and also co-workers on all related topics listed including problem solving. Performs other related duties as required and assigned. Receive the duty free shop’s purchase orders in an inventory management software (JD Edwards) Must compare vendor invoices to the purchase order and verify pieces, cost, items and adding freight to ensure correct billingApprove shop freight bills. Prepare receiving packages for submission to Miami .Maintain all files pertaining to vendor invoices, purchase orders, freight bills; for audit purposes. Transmits using the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system for all US Customs entries for the duty free shop direct imports. Provide tariff classifications on perfumery, cosmetics, watches, jewelry, sunglasses and handbags. Meet all government agencies requirements, such as The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the perfumes, cosmetics, fish & wildlife and watches. Must contact for Medical Device Establishment and register sunglasses as they are considered a medical device.Arrange shipment pick up from the airport. Verify that shipments are insured by vendor; if it is not must submit a claim for shortages. Prepare and follow up with returned merchandise. When necessary receives all transfers from Diplomatic Duty Free Shop (DDFS) to MET, also create the reverse transfer and receiving from MET to Diplomatic Duty Free Shop (DDFS). Prepares the EOM transfer report for the accounting department. Create items in the US Customs system that are unique to MEB, including tariff classification and determining IR rates and manufactures. For beer, wine, spirits and tobacco. Consults with the imports department on all problems and issues regarding the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system. Generate an excel spreadsheet for the duty free shop items that are included in the Diplomatic Catalog. Maintain all US Customs and other government agencies regulations and issues.

Experience and Skills:



  • Ability to effectively manage time

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

  • Accurate - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. Must be able to accurately perform basic to intermediate mathematical functions

  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.

  • Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.

  • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

  • Competitive - Willingness to strive to get ahead or to finish projects.

  • Customer Oriented - Have the ability to demonstrate patience and overall courteous behavior when working with internal and external customers.

  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

  • Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.

  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.

  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.

  • Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.

  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.

  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.

  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.

  • Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.

  • Team Building - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

  • Tolerance - Ability to work successfully with a variety of people without making judgments.

  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.




  • Good computer skills: MS Office ( Word/Excel/Power Point/Outlook)

  • Computer, calculator, fax machine, copier, telephone

  • Background in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and JD Edwards preferred



Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) in business or supply chain management and/or 5 years related experience in a customs environment or as an independent contractor at freight, airport companies that transports products internationally or a combination of experience and education in related field. Customs Broker License is required.


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