International Customs/Imports Specialist
SIRVA Worldwide, Inc. - Elk Grove Village, IL

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Are you ready to be a part of one of the largest trucking companies in the US. With over $1.7B in revenue in 2010, SIRVA is the 13 th largest For-Hire Carrier in the United States where you can use your passion for customer service while being challenged, inspired and pushed to constantly be your best? If so, SIRVA Inc. has an amazing opportunity for you!

SIRVA, Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of relocation and moving solutions. We conduct more than 300,000 relocations every year, transferring corporate and government employees and moving individual consumers. With more than 2,300 employees and an extensive network of agents and other service providers, SIRVA operates in more than 150 countries. SIRVA’s brands include Allied, Allied International, Allied Pickfords, Allied Special Products, DJK Residential, Global, northAmerican, northAmerican International, SIRVA Mortgage, SIRVA Relocation and SIRVA Settlement.

SIRVA brings together strong, collaborative people in a dynamic culture of mutual respect, support, and passion for the brand and product. We believe innovation drives winning performance, and we constantly challenge ourselves to be the very best we can in every aspect of our business. You will be surrounded by some of the brightest and most driven people in the industry. At SIRVA, you will be in great company!

As a result of our continued expansion plans, JDC International is seeking candidates for the role of Customs Counselor. The role will be responsible for the general support functions of our experienced team. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, shipment tracing, customer service, documentation handling (preparing, collecting, distributing), & tariff compliance. This position will have contact with customers, agents, vendors, port brokers, customs, FDA, USDA, and other government agencies.

The successful individual will leverage their knowledge and experience to:

Shipment Tracing: Update tracking systems daily and process shipment prompts

Documentation Handling: Responsible for arranging and handling all shipping documents & processing with port brokers, customs, FDA, USDA, and other government agencies with a basic understanding of customs valuation, classification, audit and trade programs.

Keep Customers, Agents, Vendors, Port Brokers, Customs Brokers informed of status changes in a timely manner.

Assists the team with resolving shipment and compliance issues as required. (I.e. missing documentation, delayed shipments, tariff compliance, tracking of US government trade policy to ensure that all benefits under current or potential trade law can be exercised, entry writing of customs along with pre and post entry audits, etc.)

The ideal candidate should have:
High School education; Undergraduate degree preferred.

Must be able to work Saturdays

Must be able to lift 40 pounds

1-2 years in customer service and transportation industry.

Excellent Communication skills both oral and written.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

FDA and USDA knowledge.

Strong analytic problem solving abilities.

Knowledge of automated systems (AMS, ABI, SAP, ACE).

Microsoft office application usage (Excel, Word, Outlook).

Ability to work successfully in a team environment where work directon will be provided by multiple people (Matrix Environment).

About JDC International
JDC International is a leading fully licensed customs broker and freight forwarder assisting premier importers and wholesalers with their customs brokerage and forwarding arrangements for more than 20 years. Over a century of combined expertise allows our knowledgeable JDC staff to coordinate even the most complex cargo clearances and shipments smoothly and efficiently.
JDC International has a proven track record when it comes to clearing and moving perishable and temperature sensitive goods and are also uniquely qualified to move steel, textiles, jewelry, cosmetics, household goods and personal effects, electronics and other merchandise.
Located just minutes from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, JDC International works with agents in all major U.S. ports and key trade hubs around the world and has direct connection with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection mainframe in Washington, D.C.,.
JDC International is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. More information about JDC International can be found on the Company's Web site at www.jdcintl.com.

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