Import / Export Manager – Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Columbia, MD)
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation, physical testing, and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Our products include Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, UV-Vis Spectrometers, Fluorescence, Atomic Absorption, IR, X-Ray, and Universal Testing Machines. In 1975, SSI Corporate Headquarters was established in Columbia, Maryland and we currently have ten regional offices coast to coast.
The incumbent is responsible for managing the movement of goods between the home country and other countries for all Shimadzu America group companies located in North America. As the main compliance contact for importing and exporting logistics, the Manager will ensure that employees and group companies comply with rules and regulations of the home country; as well as importing/exporting countries to avoid penalties that may occur if rules and regulations are violated. Incumbent must monitor, and institute required changes to the importing/exporting processes at Shimadzu America group companies as needed, in-order to comply with regulatory laws/rules. The incumbent must perform other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.
This position is responsible for monitoring the arrangements that employees of all Shimadzu America group companies make for forwarding freight; to include coordination of all international shipment of goods. Incumbent is required to maintain good relationships with Shimadzu Group Companies, government agencies, clients and vendors that are essential for Shimadzu America business and importing/exporting success.
JOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:
The incumbent is responsible for maintaining subject matter expertise in all import and export operations for all Shimadzu America operations within North America. Will perform internal and external audits, perform required prior disclosures for all process and supervise the working of all external agents such as freight forwarders and customer brokers. Responsible or facilitating shipments crossing international borders.
Ability to speak/read a Foreign Language
Import/Export Regulations & Laws
Customer Service Skills
Computer Literacy (MS Suite)
Freight Forwarding & Taxes
US Customs/ Brokers/Underwriters
Cost Reduction Knowledge
PROBLEM SOLVING REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent is required to act independently on routine matters that are governed by company policies and procedures. Will need to make educated and compliance driven decisions, which have Shimadzu’s best interest in mind, on matters not governed by company policy by having an excellent understanding of US and International Customs Laws. Must be able to work independently and with a team to achieve goals and provide resolutions to inquires/concerns.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Logistics or the equivalent is required. At least 3 – 4 years hands on experience working with importing and exporting products and associated international regulations. Knowledge of freight forwarding process, import/export laws and taxes are required; along with exceptional negotiation, organizational and customer service skills. Ability to communicate in a foreign language is highly desirable. Import/Export certifications are a plus, those include – CE (certified Exporter), CITP (certified international trade professional) and CUSECO (certified US export Compliance Officer. Incumbent is required to have strong professional, ethical and socially responsible behaviors.
This position has no direct supervisory or management responsibilities of personnel, however, is directly responsible for managing and supervising all Shimadzu America group companies import and export process/shipment(s).
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.