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Import Coordinator

Springfield Gardens, New York
$47,000 to $57,000
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
About Marken
Marken is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UPS and is a critical part of UPS Healthcare. With Polar Speed and Marken included, the UPS Healthcare division staffs 128 locations with 5,500 employees worldwide. Marken offers a state-of-the-art GMP-compliant depot network and logistic hubs for clinical drug product storage and distribution in 58 locations worldwide while maintaining the leading position for Direct-to-Patient and Home Healthcare services, biological sample shipments, and biological kit production. Marken's dedicated 1,900 staff members manage 120,000 drug product and biological sample shipments every month at all temperature ranges in more than 220 countries. Additional services such as ancillary material sourcing, storage and distribution, shipment lane verification and qualifications, as well as GDP, regulatory and compliance consultancy add to Marken's unique position in the pharma and logistics industry.

Main Purpose
Support Marken US import shipments. The import specialist is responsible for overseeing the successful, timely, and compliant importation and Customs clearance of the shipments Marken transport to the US.

Main Duties And Responsibilities

Review import documents for accuracy and completeness

Work with Customs brokers to ensure timely clearance of import shipments

Ensure regulatory requirements are met, and proper documentation, including transit documents and customs clearances, exists for shipments

Have a strong knowledge of the US import entry process, rules, and compliance

Communicate with clients about import and Customs related issues

Troubleshoot import-related Customs and other government agency delays

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

Prepare all necessary data entry and confirmation of key milestones (departure, arrival, customs clearance, etc.)

Maintain courteous, prompt, and efficient customer relations

Develop and maintain successful relationships with local vendors (e.g. airline representatives, freight forwarders, customs brokers)

Communicate with customer, supply chain, and the management team to ensure necessary requirements are met

Stay current of U.S. Customs regulations (Customs Brokers and the Customs clearance process); and classification and validation rules through self-study, approved related courses and seminars, and regular review of trade publications

Collaborate with various on cross-department activities promoting process optimization

Interfaces and assists other departments with process/compliance questions that may arise regarding import shipments

Required Skills And Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university equivalent business experience

Minimum 3-5 years related industry experience

Ability to read and write in English

Experience with imports and Customs entry for air transportation

Strong analytical skills; proficient in spreadsheet development

Familiar HTS classifications for import and export shipments on all products

Experience with FDA regulated products

Ability to use own initiative in order to research and grow professionally, gain extra industry knowledge

Strong business acumen, analytical skills, good judgment, and the proven ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written forms at all organizational levels

Excellent problem-solving skills and capacity to prioritize

Able to work independently and in a team environment

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

VETERAN & EEO Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,000.00 - $57,000.00 per year

Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
8 hour shift
Weekend availability
Supplemental pay types:
Bonus pay

Application Question(s):
What are your salary expectations?

High school or equivalent (Preferred)

US import entry process, rules, and compliance: 1 year (Preferred)
Supply chain: 1 year (Preferred)
Freight forwarding: 1 year (Preferred)
US Customs regulations: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location
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  • Job Reference: 700991739-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: marken, a ups company
  • Location: Springfield Gardens, New York
  • Salary: $47,000 to $57,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent