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Import Specialist

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Date: Dec 23, 2020

Location: Olathe KS, KS, US, 66062

Company: TVH Group / mateco GmbH

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We are One. That’s the foundation of our company culture at TVH. We’re the worldwide leading supplier of quality replacement parts, safety equipment, and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industry and we’re growing our team!

We’re seeking a results-oriented, people focused, Import Specialist to operationally manage the day to day import transactions. As an import specialist they will be responsible to provide customs clearance instructions to TVH Customs Broker, determine tariff classification, determine eligibility under Free Trade Agreements, obtaining country of origin documents, notify procurement of changes that impact pricing (e.g. quotas), carefully monitor all import transactions for shortages and/or overages, provide certificates for other federal regulatory agencies as required, track shipments coordinating with vendors on shipping schedule and retrieval of all documents to assist customs broker with arrangement of customs clearance, ensure price paid is the price entered on  customs entry documents, declare “assist” as applicable, etc. .  

Essential functions for this role include:

  • Respond to CF 29/ 28’s Notice of Action that may be received from Customs
  • Track containers to minimize demurrage/detention fees
  • Develop and execute effective relationships with all custom brokers and work with them to resolve invoice issues and discrepancies
  • Communicate daily with brokers providing appropriate documentation for import shipments. Ensure timely and accurate responses to Broker Requests and provide custom clearance instructions for imports
  • Ensure shipments have minimal delays clearing customs and meet all regulatory requirements
  • Maintain accurate records and complete record keeping of all import transactions
  • Maintain and update Import Reconciliation and ACE Reports
  • Responsible for retrieving and analyzing necessary import and export data for Duty Drawback claims
  • Work with Compliance Manager to update policies under TVH Import Compliance Program

​​​​​​​Experience Required

  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in the management of import transactions
  • Certificate program in related field of imports preferable, but not required
  • Have working knowledge of Import Regulations and other government regulations
  • HTS tariff classification
  • Determining eligibility under Free Trade Agreements
  • Tracking and tracing of shipments with steamship lines and airlines
  • Excellent communication skills working with customs broker(s)
  • Experience with duty drawback preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with ACE retrieving reports extracting data for import reconciliation
  • Filing of assists and adjusted entries with customs broker, as needed
  • Strong project management skills
  • Flexible, organized, team player

TVH offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, access to an onsite health clinic for you and your family, vacation and sick time, a retirement plan. And, if you need to take a quick break, take a lap around the TVH campus and earn points through our Wellness program or grab your laptop for a quick walk on one of the treadmills located on our Olathe campus. That’s just the start. Want to learn more and see our dynamic work environment? Take a virtual tour by clicking here. Don’t wait a minute longer. Apply today to join the TVH team.


Nearest Major Market: Olathe
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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