Import Specialist

  • location: South San Francisco, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $55,000 - $63,000 per year
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job description

Import Specialist

Start a PERMANENT ROLE in a challenging profession with a stable organization and make a positive impact and experience long term career growth. This is a morning schedule, offers competitive pay and great benefits!

Receives freight, documentation and waybilling; assesses charges; and collects fees for shipments.
Opens a file on the dedicated software system for each shipment received.
Responds to inquiries by fax, e-mail or telephone.
Corresponds with domestic customers, as intermediary for foreign customers, to resolve problems and arrive at mutual agreements.
Examines invoices and shipping manifests for conformity to tariff and customs regulations.
Works with customs officials to effect release of incoming freight and resolve customs delays.
Itemizes charges, prepares freight bills, accepts payments and issues refunds.
Notifies consignees of delays in departure of shipment. Provides POD's to shippers if requested.
Examines documents such as invoices, bills of lading, and shipping statements, to verify conversion of merchandise weights or volumes into system used by other country.
Converts foreign currency figures into United States monetary equivalents, or domestic currency into foreign equivalents.
Calculates duties or tariffs to be paid on merchandise.
Corresponds with foreign companies.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

No Degree Required


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please reach out to Denise Mutuc at or 650.357.1522.

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