Import Tariff Coordinator

DB Schenker Logistics - Des Plaines, IL (30+ days ago)3.6


DB Schenker is the world’s leading global logistics provider — we support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Integrated logistics resides at the world’s most important intersections, where the flow of goods creates an effective link between carriers. Our value-added services ensure the flow of goods continues seamlessly and supply chains stay lean and optimized for success. Our business holds top positions in automotive, technology, consumer goods, trade fair logistics, special transports, and special events logistics.

Position Description Summary: Coordinating and handling the incoming ocean freight shipments for the division. The effective and efficient handling of these shipments has to ensure continuous cargo flow while at the same time adhering to company policies and objectives.

Principal Accountabilities (The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all expectations.):

  • Receive, validate for correctness and distribute pre-advise documentation from origin, Gateway & TPOCC, as required
  • Receive, validate for correctness and distribute arrival notices from carrier & gateway, as required
  • Effective and efficient file shipment creation/activation including follow-up/transfer of control back to origin for necessary corrections, as required
  • Distribution of pick-up numbers, hold/examination notices, freight invoices and other ancillary charges, notices or invoices, as required
  • Effectively communicate with Ocean Carriers/Gateway regarding corrections to the manifest / arrival notice
  • Preform credit checks, denied party checks and check requisition for outstanding COD charges
  • Generate and provide arrival notice document to required parties
  • Generate and submit of re-manifest/cargo control documents (A8A) to U.S. Customs
  • Effective and timely coordination of delivery and drayage, including generation and distribution of Drayage/Delivery orders and/or internal orders.
  • Effectively communicate with Client Service Leads regarding shipments status, deliveries, and changes to shipments.
  • Effectively communicate with Carriers regarding requests for Cargo diversion
  • Effectively communicate with Carriers regarding rush request for priority discharge, rail-loading and any other special instructions.
  • Provision of commercial invoice/packing slip to customs broker (as requested)
  • Issuance of Internal Orders for Schenker cleared shipments
  • Effective coordination with gateway for consolidated and co-loaded cargo.
  • Shipment tracking and monitoring
  • Timely update of all mandatory tracking events per global and customer SOPs
  • Validate and maintenance of trucking and ancillaries (no freight) reserves
  • Efficient and effective customer invoicing and/or transfer of file to centralized billing group
  • Comply with company policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Interface with peers, colleagues, supervisors and management
  • Ability to think outside of the box and offer effective solutions, operational focus
  • Proactively identify potential issues and work to resolve quickly, operational focus

The individual in this position must be capable of performing all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge and Skills

(The following minimum requirements are normal guidelines and should not constrain the advancement of otherwise qualified personnel):

2-3 years of industry experience preferred

High-school diploma, GED or equivalent required

Knowledge of U.S. Customs requirements (AMS, Fumigation)

Knowledge of Freight Forwarding / Supply Chain Logistics

Knowledge of Incoterms

Knowledge of Ocean Freight Operations

Knowledge of international ports and geography

Understanding of carriers’ service and routing

Understanding of the customer's current shipment, statistical and financial status (Credit)

Ms Office skills required

Must be detail oriented and accurate when processing documentation

Team player

Communicates ideas clearly and concisely

Proactive, positive, enthusiastic and self-driven

Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills (proactive and reactive)

Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment

Business English required

Equal Opportunity EmployerMinorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Job Type: Full-time