Hitachi Transport System, USA

Import Operations – Chicago – USA

Job Overview

Qualities

  • Ethical with sound judgment
  • Possess a passion to help team members
  • Detail-oriented
  • Reliable, follows through
  • Balances team’s needs with goals of organization
  • Outstanding written, verbal, presentation and organization communication skills 

Essential Duties & Functional Responsibilities

The following definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities for this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

  • Performing tasks safely
  • Ensuring area housekeeping requirements are met
  • Abiding by all OSHA rules and Vantec Hitachi Transport System (USA), Inc.’s safety practices
  • Meeting established procedures and productivity, safety and quality standards
  • Investigating and planning the most appropriate route for a shipment, taking into account the nature of the goods, cost, transit time and security
  • Negotiating contracts, transportation and handling costs
  • Obtaining, checking and/or preparing all transportation documentation to meet customs and insurance requirements, packing specifications, and compliance with local and international regulations
  • Liaising with third parties to move goods (by road, rail, air or sea) in accordance with customer requirements
  • Arranging air transport for urgent and high-value freight and managing the risk door to door
  • Coordinating US Customs Brokerage to guide the freight efficiently through complex procedures import procedures
  • Working closely with customers, colleagues and third parties to ensure smooth operations to deadlines
  • Maintaining communication and control through all phases of the journey, including the production of management reports and statistics
  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant legislation, political situations and other factors that could affect the movement of freight
  • Managing multiple customers across the globe coordinating shipments between multiple carriers and modes of transportation
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager

Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Multi-tasking 

Educational & Experience

Requirements & Preferences
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • High school diploma / GED
  • 2+ years operational freight forwarding experience preferred
  • Effective, clear, and concise communication skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to solve problems independently as well as in a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience interacting, developing and maintaining customer relationships
  • Proven success in and improving quality, service, safety and client relationship in a fast-paced high-pressure setting
  • Proven competencies in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to understand any and all safety requirements and regulations (OSHA)
  • Ability to pass all TSA background requirements
  • Knowledge of ISF filing
  • Ability to work flexible hours according to business needs

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret documents
  • Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints

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