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Import Specialist

Kelly Services
Chicago, IL 60684
Kelly Services is seeking several Import Specialists in Schaumburg, IL

Job Title: Import Specialist I

\# Of Positions: 3

Location: Schaumburg, IL

Type: Temporary until Permanent

Hourly pay: $23-$25

Dress Code: Business Casual

Word Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Develops a thorough understanding of clients shipping requirements and patterns. Demonstrates sound customer service and data entry skills to support growth within current position. Gains job related regulatory knowledge of current position.

Reviews and processes day-to-day operations, evaluates and recommends equipment needs. Plans and schedules appropriate service line for situation (ground, expedited, air, ocean, etc.) to maintain an effective balance between customer service and shipment costs. Handle the day-to-day operations of customs formalities that comply with the current U.S. Regulations.


+ Enter transportation data from a regulatory and tracking perspective.

+ Ensure regulatory requirements are met, and proper documentation, including transit documents and customs clearances, exists for shipments.

+ Ensure documentation is accurately processed, distributed, and released to carrier, forwarders, customers, and agents in a timely manner.

+ Prepare all necessary data entry and confirmation of key milestones (departure, arrival, customs clearance, PODs, etc.) as specified by Customer Standard Operating Procedures.

+ Maintain courteous, prompt, and efficient customer relations.

+ Oversee and complete accurate billing to clients based on established pricing, while ensuring accurate costs and profits are maintained.

+ Oversee the pick-up and transfer of shipments with appropriate partners.

+ Establish knowledge of Incoterms and commercial invoice requirements.

+ Develop methods and procedures for transportation of commodities for designated shippers from local or offshore locations to warehouses, other storage facilities or final consignee locations.

+ Prepare timely management information and reports as specified and requested by Branch Manager.

+ Negotiate shipping rates and submit to Branch Manager for approval when necessary to be competitive.

+ Prepare customs entries and customs bonds.

+ Develop and maintain successful relationships with local vendors (e.g., airline representatives, freight forwarders, custom brokers, local pickup and delivery companies, regional trucking companies, line haul providers) as well as other co-load carriers.

+ Establish and maintain all necessary procedures to assure a clean, properly organized, safe, and healthy environment for all personnel.


+ 1-3+ years operational experience in international transportation preferably with an international logistics provider

+ Effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills

+ Knowledge and experience in PC, spreadsheets, and database applications (including Excel and Word)

+ Intermediate Excel skills


+ Bachelors Degree in Business, Transportation, Logistics or equivalent combination of experience and education

+ Dangerous Goods Certification preferred

+ Knowledge of state, federal and international applicable laws and regulations as they relate to primary services provided (i.e., Customs, Security, other import & export government agencies that regulate international trade)

+ Catapult, QMS, Salesforce and CargoWise Operating System experience

If interested, email your resume to .

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2021-08-20 Expires: 2021-09-20

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