Randstad Import Agent/ Coordinator-South San Francisco in San Mateo, California

Import Agent/ Coordinator-South San Francisco


San Mateo, CA


US$ 15 - US$ 18 per hour

Date Posted:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Job Type:

Temp to Perm

Reference #:






Randstad USA Administration

DescriptionAn import-export clerk has a wide range of duties that deal with each step of the shipping process. They track shipments and communicate with clients about the package's progress. They coordinate shipping with customs agents for clearance on overseas deliveries. Clerks also deal with quotes from prospective shippers and handle claims with insurance companies if any shipment problems happen to occur.

An import-export clerk's main task is to provide efficient delivery logistics through data management. They fill out import-export documentation, compile carrier and route assignments, compute international fees for each shipment, and keep track of shipment payments and quotas. Much of this work is done using automated systems that can identify shipments, collect data, and register packages with government agencies.

Working hours: 8am-5pm


Aspiring import-export clerks with a high school diploma may obtain entry-level positions, but many employers prefer applicants who have an associate's degree or bachelor's degree in a business-related field. Applicants who can speak two or more languages are also favored. International trade certificate programs provide additional job preparation with courses that focus on import-export regulations and international trade. Experience in an international trade industry is a major requirement for higher level positions in imports and exports.

An import-export clerk must have customer service and negotiation skills to deal with the demands of overseas and local clients. They must be familiar with the legal requirements regarding importing and exporting shipments, as well as their company's internal procedures. Clerks should also be confident with figures, since they'll have to convert weights, volumes, and currencies for international shipments.

For immediate consideration, please reach out to Marty Austria at (650) 357-1522 or forward over resumes to marty.austria@randstadusa.com

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