Import-Export Logistics Coordi

Job Locations US-SC-Summerville
Location : Name Summerville
Functional Group
Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools, and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


Primary Responsibility: 
Coordinates import, export, customs, and shipping activities for the department.

Essential Functions:
• Tracks containers in the port system by logging on to the Port Authority tracking system. Documents any vessel delays, ‘Full-Out/Empty-In’ container tracking, and verifies per diem in Container History.
• Coordinates fumigation with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agencies or companies by communicating daily inspection needs and providing required documentation (Fumigation log, BOL, EAN, PTT, etc.).
• Tracks cold re-treatment or continuation of cold treatment with USDA and internally, investigates variances, and resolves or reports to appropriate individual(s) as necessary.
• Coordinates inspections with CBP.
• Acts as a liaison with customs brokers to arrange container delivers and empty container pick-ups, coordinates schedules, resolves discrepancies, and follows-up to ensure deliveries and pick-ups have been completed as scheduled.
• Prepares import-export documentation as needed for government agencies, keeps detailed logs of fumigation, CBP inspections, and cold treatments, and creates container documentation for operations and billing as needed or as requested.
• Performs other duties as needed or as assigned.


Qualifications & Experience:

• Three (3) years warehouse and/or shipping/receiving experience. Import-export experience preferred.
• High School Diploma or GED.

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

• Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal and customer service communication skills sufficient to read and interpret financial documents, shipping documents, bills of lading, and other documents, and partner with customers and other co-workers.
• Demonstrated mathematical skills sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
• Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in various reporting tools such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint sufficient to create communication documents and basic financial reports.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems in a fast-paced environment where deadlines and scopes may change regularly while maintaining accuracy. Demonstrated ability to self-start with little or no direction preferred.
• Demonstrated experience in the food industry, warehousing or transportation industry preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of USDA regulations and working with government agencies and imports.
• Demonstrated knowledge in an Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system, through which the trade community reports imports and exports and the government determines admissibility, preferred.
• Understands conditions of entry and regulations for produce.
• Ability to learn and be proficient in various Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) such as JDA and GLS.

Physical Requirements & Abilities:

• Must be able to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions. Also must be able to repeatedly get up and down from chairs, and reach or bend for several hours per day.
• Must possess manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work.
• Must be able to talk, hear, and see sufficiently to complete assigned tasks.
• May be required to carry loads related to travel and occasionally lift, carry, position, or move objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.
• May be required to use various electronic tools.
• Must be able to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions sufficient to partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes.
• May be required to travel by automobile and/or airplane for business-related purposes.
• May be required to visit or work entire day in facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing for short or long periods of time or as needed or as necessary.
• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management

Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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