Ait Import Specialist
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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016
JOB DESCRIPTION? An Import Clerk will work for a freight forwarder/agent or directly for an importer who is based in the country where goods are being delivered.
? As an Import Clerk you will be part of a team of people who are responsible for the movement of goods from another country, ensuring the transit and delivery is made on time. This means that you will liaise regularly with overseas offices, partners or agents.
? You will be responsible for arranging and completing all associated paperwork, which documents the nature of the goods being imported from abroad and that they are legal and legitimate.
? Imports are generally subject to import quotas, tariffs, trade agreements and HM Revenue and Customs regulations, so as an Import Clerk your role will involve checking all is in order in this respect.
? Import Clerks are responsible for costing jobs and ensuring maximum profitability for their organization.
? Depending on the size of the organization, an Import Clerk may be required to check goods in as they arrive against paperwork to ensure all goods ordered are accounted for.
? An Import Clerk job requires establishing contacts and relationships with HM Customs to ensure efficient transfer of goods through the legal process.
? The role of Import Clerk involves being able to manage deadlines and sometimes difficult situations, therefore an element of negotiation is required in order to be able to meet timescales.
Key skills and qualifications of an Import Clerk:
? Previous experience as an Import Clerk is preferable, but a background in administration may be acceptable.
? The role of Import Clerk is suited to someone who has strong administrative skills and is very organized.
? Good communication skills, both written and verbal, is important for the role of Import Clerk.
? AVSEC/ dangerous goods training is desirable.
? Working as an Import Clerk, knowledge or experience in the following areas is desirable: air, road or ocean movements, security training, such as Aviation Security, customs documentation and procedures, warehouse, office and transport procedures, shipping and flight schedules, freight tariffs and rates, ability to raise and complete documentation
? The role of Import Clerk would suit someone who is outgoing and friendly, and commercially aware.
? Good numeric skills are required for the role of Import Clerk.
? Must be familiar with computer software programs i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel, etc. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status.