Ocean Import and Export Coordinator

DB Schenker Logistics – Newark, NJ

Position Description Summary:

Responsible for ensuring legal compliance and providing import and export administration and control within government rules and regulations, including appropriate licensing for ocean shipments. Review contracts for required clauses and identifies omissions. Interface with internal and external customers, foreign order administration, freight forwarders, customs officers, and other functional areas to ensure coordination and logistics of shipment. Select carrier for shipment of products and prepares documents for freight forwarders. Accurately perform all accounting functions related to the billing, distribution and collection of funds for the clients cargo.

Principal Accountabilities (The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not an exhaustive list of all expectations.):

  • Prepare price quotations on inbound international freight
  • Rate and route international traffic
  • Follow up with customers to resolve inquires
  • Prepare, route, and cut sea waybills and manifests
  • Correct billings and issue debit and credit memos for customers
  • Arrange for pick up and movement of freight to gateways
  • Expedite inbound import traffic to facilitate customs clearance
  • Initiate and maintain customer master profiles in order to have correct information on hand in order to offer consistent service.
  • Maintain close liaison with Brokerage and for various specialized U.S.Customs clearancerequirements.
  • Communicating information and instructions to/from vendors.
  • Researching and resolving operational problems.
  • Review all documents, contact all first-time customers, perform credit checks, and handle other tasks as needed.
  • The individual in this position must be capable of performing all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

    Working Environment:

    Assignment Complexity- Work on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.

    Accountability Apply job skills and applicable corporate policies and procedures to complete a wide range of difficult tasks.

    Impact of Decisions Errors detectable upon supervisory review. Limited impact on corporate operations and fiscal health.

    Working Relationships Regularly interact with peers and management concerning matters of moderately complex scope and discretion.

    Scope Work on problems moderately complex in scope. Normally receives no instruction on routine work, general instructions on new assignments.


    Must be able to pass any federal/state/local government, airport, or company-required background checks, clearances, and/or drug and alcohol tests.

    High school diploma or equivalent required

    Knowledge and Skills (The following minimum requirements are normal guidelines and should not constrain the advancement of otherwise qualified personnel):

    This is an intermediate level position. Generally prefer 2-4 years of experience. Good interpersonal skills required. Knowledge of Word and Excel. Knowledge of general freight forwarding terms and standards. General knowledge of U.S. Customs Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule preferred. Basic knowledge of accounting functions and relative information retrieval.

    Job Type: Full-time


  • Ocean Import: 2 years (Required)
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