Global Customs Associate

Flexport

Flexport

Operations
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

About Flexport:

At Flexport, we believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global commerce so easy there will be more of it. We’re shaping the future of a $8.6T industry with solutions powered by innovative technology and exceptional people. Today, companies of all sizes—from emerging brands to Fortune 500s—use Flexport technology to move more than $19B of merchandise across 112 countries a year.

The recent global supply chain crisis has put Flexport center stage as we continue to play a pivotal role in how goods move around the world. At a valuation of $8 billion, we’re experiencing record growth and are proud to have the support of the best investors in the game who believe in our mission, solutions and people. Ready to tackle global challenges that impact business, society, and the environment? Come join us.

Help streamline our customers’ customs processes

The opportunity:

Flexport is experiencing massive growth with 2,000+ Flexporters across 16 global offices and warehouses. And we’re just getting started.

With revenue growing at breakneck speed, Flexport is looking for Global Customs Associates to join our Customs Team. This is a great position for hard-working, detail-oriented professionals looking to develop their career in the international trade industry. You'll be working alongside and learning from some of the smartest people in the logistics industry as we challenge the status quo and reduce the friction in global trade.

You will:

  • Make US Customs entries under US Customs law for high profile clients
  • Digitally prepare and file all documentation required for goods to clear US customs
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of all regulations and procedures of the US Customs, FDA, USDA and Other Government Agencies (OGA)
  • Review and organize incoming documents to ensure compliance with US Customs and OGA reporting requirements
  • Provide necessary documents to other government agencies, including but not limited to FDA, EPA, and USDA

You should have:

  • Experience as a Customs Entry Writer
  • Familiarity with U.S. Customs product classification and rulings
  • Experience working with a customs brokerage or freight forwarder
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Next-level logistical problem-solving skills
  • An obsession with client happiness. You succeed when they succeed.
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it. See something broken? Fix it.
  • A mastery of email communication. You keep the inbox at zero.
  • High level of computer literacy. No paper. All digital.
  • BA/BS degree a plus
  • A "compliance first" attitude to keep our regulators happy and enthusiastic about Flexport since we operate in a heavily regulated industry.

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At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global commerce easy and accessible relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.