Overland Park, KS 66213
FLI Import/Export Specialist – Job Description
Company: FLI Transportation and Logistics
Location: Overland Park, KS
Employee Type: Full-Time
Salary: Dependent on experience
Full-time employees are eligible for FLI’s benefits package (PTO, Medical, Dental, 401K) after 30 days of employment.
We are seeking an Import/Export Specialist to add to our growing team. You will work closely with our LTL Account Managers, Truckload Brokerage Team and International Brokers in order to provide the best possible service to all FLI customers. You will communicate directly with our clients, customs agents and brokers, and other suppliers regarding international shipment preparation and quoting.
What you’ll be doing:
Act as a liaison with custom brokers to arrange and progress shipments through customsPrepare all applicable documents regarding the import or export of goods and ensure shipments are in compliance with customs rules and regulations. You will be required to be knowledgeable in the preparation of documents required (BL, AWB, PL, CoO, AES, etc.)Council clients on tariffs, insurance and quotasWork with clients on reducing duties and taxes owedTrack and trace daily shipments with spreadsheet and report creation as neededResearch and resolve any issues regarding shipping discrepancies and communicate timely correspondence back to both customers and vendorsProcess LTL shipments through our Transportation Management System (TMS)Arrange freight pickups and deliveries with freight carriers on behalf of your accountsThis information comes via email, phone calls and through our online customer portalMake sound carrier and shipment decisions based on each individual customer’s expectationsUtilize carrier websites to obtain manifests and PRO numbers for data entry and shipment trackingWork proactively and uphold FLI’s commitment to unparalleled customer service and satisfactionAdditional duties as needed
What you’ll need to do it:
A working knowledge of import/export processes and procedures with 2 years’ experienceKnowledge of the tariff coding systemKnowledgeable in the preparation of documents required (BL, AWB, PL, CoO, AES, etc.)
Knowledge of multimodal transportation services, including ocean, air, LTL, truckload, intermodal, warehousing, and customs brokerageCandidate must be extremely detail-oriented and possess the ability to persevere through challenging transportation situations with a ‘can do’ attitudeExcellent verbal and written communication skillsProficiency with Microsoft Office SuiteMust work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented office environment
Who we are:
Established in 2003, FLI Transportation and Logistics is a privately owned third-party transportation and logistics firm headquartered in Overland Park, KS. FLI offers freight management solutions for LTL, truckload, international and specialized services. At FLI we focus on the unique needs of each individual customer and provide dedicated account management to create centralized and simplified freight management solutions for our customers.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position. This posting is intended to describe the general nature of the work involved in this job position.
FLI Transportation and Logistics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran, or other protected status.
• Proven working knowledge of import/export processes and procedures with 2 years' experience
• Knowledge of multimodal transportation services, including ocean, air, LTL, truckload, intermodal, warehousing, and customs brokerage
• Knowledge of the tariff coding system
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Must work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented office environment
• Extremely detail-oriented and possess the ability to persevere through challenging transportation situations with a ‘can do’ attitude