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Logistics, import, or Custom Compliance position

Transportation manager

Elmhurst, IL

About Me

Industry:

Management & Business

Occupation:

Transportation manager

Ideal Companies:

Importers, International Trade
 

Education level:

Master

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Elmhurst, IL

Work Experiences

5/2008 - 12/2008

Central Equimpex DBA Chicago Expert Importers

Individual Contributor

  • Research customs compliance trends within the international trade industry as related to imports and exports. Provide solutions to logistics issues. Established a self filing program, customs compliance, post entry, and entry audit procedures. Applied for a filer code, ACE (Automated Commercial Environment to allow for monthly payment of duties, C-TPAT and importer self filing. Research and obtained an international freight insurance policy. Saved the company $64,500 in customs brokerage fees per year and with the suggestion of changing freight terms from CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) to FOB (Free on Board) saved the company $300.00 per container or $288,000 a year in ocean freight charges alone. These changes streamlined the process allowing the company to operate more efficiently. Also applied company for C-TPAT.

12/2004 - 2/2008

BDG International Inc

Individual Contributor

  • Research customs compliance trends within the international trade industry as related to imports and exports. Led and provide guidance to import team and bestowed referent power from the department. Provide solutions to logistics and entry issues. Devise clearance process to ensure customers receive cleared freight efficiently. Author in-house and external educational programs company amelioration. Foster educational program ensuring homogenous knowledge base throughout the company. Process all post entry adjustments (PEA). Customs classification or other binding rulings requests new or existing customer products. Classification research for customers products on Customs Rulings Online Search System (CROSS). • Prevent post entry adjustments and customs protests via weekly audits on each entry prior to payment due date. • Always continually seeking more efficient way of completing any task. Ensure compliance as a result of continual system review. • Early completion classification project that consisted of 2000+ classifications within six (6) business days.

12/2002 - 11/2004

Maersk Customs Services

Individual Contributor

  • Classified and processed 20 to 60 entries daily. Created detailed classification databases for all customers for the office to be uploaded to the new software system. Project executed before all other U.S. offices. Researched classifications on CROSS. Developed complete part number database for customer of catalog order items which included screws, toys, household items, furniture and more. Fellow employees pushed management to promote to leader to unify the logistics and customs processes.

12/2001 - 8/2002

Masterpiece International LLC

Individual Contributor

  • Educate staff on prior experience and advise correct classification procedures based on the HTSUS. Various issues on delivery, customs clearance, other government organizations and holds were solved.

2/2000 - 8/2001

Schenker Inc

Individual Contributor

  • Clear up to 20 air freight shipments though Customs and any other government organization daily. Transferred to the Ocean Import department noticed the ocean department was not following a customer’s classification profile. The licensed broker was immediately advised of the lack of due diligence. This resulted in an investigation of the ocean import department.

8/1999 - 2/2000

Emery Customs Brokers

Individual Contributor

  • Clearing freight through U.S. Customs and other government organizations and arrange deliveries. Diligently learned the customs and freight business. Single entry consisted of 89 tariff lines including bearings resulting anti-dumping entry. Maintained and created customer harmonized tariff profiles.

8/1996 - 8/1998

Goody's Family Clothing

Entry Level

  • Reconciled purchase orders for foreign and domestic letters of credit, Including custom duty and freight charges, bank charges, commission, invoice amounts, Harmonized Tariff Codes and quota categories. Amended letters of credit. Posted, tracked, and verified payments for customs and bank drafts. Changed reconciliations from manual to computerized allowing for ease of read and recorded each PO's reconciliation for ease of access. Outcome provided consistent formulas to be utilized resulting in uniformity and efficiency. Secondary outcome allowed employer to expand letters of credit void of staff increases.

Education

2004

Master Degree

University of Phoenix

  • Global Management

1995

Bachelor Degree

Eastern Michigan University

  • Marketing (International Concentration)

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