Import Agent

Location: Mountainside, NJ, USA
Airport: EWR
Job ref: 30
Division: Cavalier International Air Freight

Cavalier Logistics is seeking a full-time Import Agent to join our import team. The successful Import Agent is responsible for processing documentation required by US Customs and Border Protection for entry of goods into the US on behalf of importers and providing excellent customer service through clear communication from origin to destination.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Impeccable customer service
  • Perform audit review on all assigned brokerage files and payments to customs
  • Maintain and keep current all customs compliance documentation
  • Process documents through the Company's ABI system, obtaining Customs release and other government agency releases as appropriate. Arrange both delivery and the invoicing of the import account for services rendered
  • Review and monitor all Customs rejections, requests for information for clients and any other government agency, and other correspondence
  • Adhere to all domestic and international shipping regulations
  • Mandatory daily correspondence with overseas offices
  • Work closely with other departments to deliver high level of service to customers
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Required Skills:
 
  • Ability to work with demanding deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Must be detail oriented, thorough and accurate and have the ability to efficiently solve problems
  • Solid knowledge of domestic and international geography including countries, major cities and ocean ports along with basic knowledge of U.S. Regulatory Laws
  • Ability to establish priorities and accomplish multiple tasks, must be organized
  • Strong PC skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Work effectively via phone, fax, e-mail. Good planning and organization skills; ability to multitask and be a self-starter
  • Basic knowledge of INCO terms, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Customs regulations and other government agency requirements

Education:
 
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED

Previous Experience:
 
  • 2-years of experience preferred but not required

Benefits & Compensation:
 
  • Competitive Compensation – Depends on Experience
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program

If you enjoy a fast paced environment, are a self-starter, have great organizational skills and are a team player - apply for this great position today. No phone calls please.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.