Project Description

Customs Import Specialist (CIS)

Details

POSITION: Customs Import Specialist (CIS)

LOCATION: Columbia, South Carolina Area. Working location will be based out of a physical office with the opportunity for some remote work as an option. Two Stat Holidays will be required to be worked annually. Some weekend shifts may be required. Participation in after-hours on call schedule may be required.

HOURS OF WORK: Regular Work Hours – TBD

START DATE: ASAP

About GHY

GHY International is an international customs and trade services group designed to assist importers and exporters to buy and sell in world markets. Founded in 1901, GHY is one of Canada’s oldest brokerage companies and has international offices in Toronto, Emerson, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, North Dakota, and South Carolina. GHY’s structure is designed around providing sustainable corporate growth, strong client service, and opportunity to GHY associates. One of the most predominant aspects of our company culture is CARE. It is ingrained in all we do; relationships matter to us.

Join GHY and Benefit

Work-Life Balance – We mean it: banked time program, paid volunteer days, social committee, cultural surveys, potlucks.

Fair Compensation – With scheduled salary assessments, salary scales, 401k program, and Profit Sharing/Bonuses.

Excellent Benefits – Subsidized health, dental, short and long-term disability, AD&D, HCSA, EAP and critical illness.

Professional Development –Employee development, internal university, external training, leadership development, internal applicant preference, career planning & advancement.

GHY USA, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for the role of a Customs Import Specialist. GHY International is a customs and trade services group designed to assist importers and exporters in trading throughout the world markets. Founded in 1901, GHY is one of Canada’s oldest brokerage companies and has offices in Toronto, Emerson, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, North Dakota, South Carolina and Washington. GHY’s structure is designed around providing sustainable corporate growth, strong client service, and opportunity to GHY associates. One of the most predominant aspects of our company culture is CARE. It is ingrained in all we do; relationships matter to us. Reporting to the Client Care Manager, the Customs Import Specialist is responsible for processing shipment releases for our clients in a timely and efficient manner, as well as providing outstanding service to our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor folder for entries assigned

  • Process entries for ocean, air, truck & rail ensuring timely processing and submission to customs
  • Process in-bonds, AES, prior notices and manifests to customs
  • Process ISF
  • Prioritize shipments by ETA for submission to customs
  • Review all documents received ahead of processing to ensure entry package is complete
  • Communicate internally
  • Engage in carrier, vendor and client communication via telephone and email
  • Monitor entry dashboards
  • Communicate with Production Manager on moment of truth issues
  • Other duties as required

Required Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic mathematics
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines

A Successful Candidate Has:

  • Ability to represent GHY and be the voice of the company while interacting with clients and colleagues in a professional, collaborative manner

  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic mathematics
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines

Required Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 Education

Working Conditions:

  • Sitting at desk, 95%
  • Standing at counter/machine, 5%

PLEASE NOTE:

GHY is an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, and collaborating with applicants, employees, clients and guests to identify and effectively remove barriers, in a manner that respects the principles of independence, dignity, integration, reasonable accommodation and equal opportunity. We welcome and encourage applications from all persons.

Individuals applying for employment with GHY may request accommodations at all stages of recruitment and employment from our Human Resources team. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. We appreciate all interest shown however only those considered will be contacted for an interview.

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