Import/Export Assistant

Import/Export Assistant APPLY NOW

Surprise, AZ
Business Planning
14 Jun 2024
Full time

At IRIS USA Inc., we have always aimed to enhance how people organize their lives, making us a leader in the organization industry. Our breakthrough came in 1994 when we introduced clear plastic storage solutions, by growing domestic home storage manufacturing through robotic automation into Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Since then, we have expanded our range to include small appliances, pet products, home goods, and RTA furniture, catering to a wide array of customer needs. Celebrating sixty years as a global brand, we pride ourselves on innovation, quality, and exceptional customer service. Our success stems not just from our products, but from our commitment to building lasting relationships with our customers, offering solutions that simplify and organize life in homes, offices, and beyond.


The Import/Export assistant will work with Import/Export coordinator to manage the entire import and export business for the company by ensuring the timely process of purchase orders/shipping documents and ensure that the company complies all CBP Rules and Regulations. The incumbent will be trained to communicate with Foreign Manufacturers, CBP Officers, Customs Brokers, and Freight Forwarders to ensure sustainability in the company’s chain and must exhibit a strong understanding of import and export processes.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Review ISF data, reconcile with booking, provide correct HTS codes, and send to broker for filing
  • Prepare shipping documents for import shipments
  • Track import shipments from origin through empty container return
  • Analyze entry summary and to be able to make recommendations for Post Summary Correction’s (PSC)
  • Audit invoices furnished by steamship lines, forwarders, inland carriers, and brokers
  • Communicate Forwarder to process and cycle of export shipments
  • Create commercial invoices and packing lists for shipments
  • Assist different departments with Import and Export needs
  • Categorize items using the HTSUS and advice product costing team on duty rates for current items
  • Effectively communicate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders using multiple tools to ensure effective visual communication
  • Perform similar level or nature of duties as assigned


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent 

Knowledge of:

Skill in:

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Problem solving skills
  • Using computer hardware, including keyboard, mouse, monitor, and related hardware
  • Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

Ability to:

  • Continuously challenge oneself and others to improve better operating practices
  • Act with urgency
  • Prepare reports using a variety of methods from multiple sources of data
  • Review data and ensuring accuracy and timeliness and relevancy
  • Multi-task under strict deadlines while having multiple priorities at one time
  • Exhibit positive attitude and openness to learning
  • Effectively communicate and work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Exercise independent motivation
  • Follow verbal and written English instructions
  • Communicate effectively in English, both verbally and written
  • Exhibit courteous and respectful demeanor towards all company personnel in words and action
  • Exhibit a cooperative, solution-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Build teamwork and resolve conflicts
  • Work independently with minimal supervision

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive tasks. The employee is frequently required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and infrequently lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. The employee may regularly be required to perform forceful use of hands, wrist and forearms. Employee's vision must be correctable to 20/20 depth perception


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