Ocean Export Agent

Houston, TX 77073

Posted: 10/17/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Shipping - Receving Clerk Job Number: 47362 Pay Rate: 22.00-28.00

Ocean Export Agent
TPI Staffing in now hiring 2 Temp to Hire Ocean Export Agent in North Houston paying $22-$28 per hour, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Import/export process efficiently and work jointly with logistics distribution services groups to ensure movements of goods primarily via air and ocean that are compliance and aiming improvements on time delivery of goods to local business segments.

Benefits offered upon direct hire:
•Paid time off
•Health insurance
•Dental insurance
•Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
•Retirement benefits or accounts


  • Must have Import and export systems updated as needed or locally defined in the country including data and document storage where necessary
  • Creates import and export documentation for incoming and outgoing shipments and ensure accuracy of documentation and verify compliance standards domestically and or internationally.
  • Must have Import and export systems updated as needed or locally defined in the country including data and document storage where necessary.
  • Analyze customs duty exemptions and free trade agreements where necessary to reduce cost of imports and exports.
  • Responsible and accountable for performance factors related to SLA in the country.
  • Negotiates settlements between foreign and domestic shippers, and coordinates activities of import-export traffic unit.
  • Manage day to day customs brokers operations and ensure performances are monitored targeting a lead and cost reductions.
  • Interact with customs and local authorities for day to day operational issues.
  • Responsible and accountable to ensure all import and export duty tariff codes are correctly applied in to all incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Comply with customs requirements and manage customs duty costs to a minimal exposure; regularly conduct regulatory self-audits / compliance to the latest customs regulations; keep customs documents in proper filing, maintenance, and retention.
  • Plans and directs flow of air and surface traffic moving to overseas destinations.
  • Manage day to day customs and Trade compliance issues and reports as per compliance standard.
  • Act as a customs knowledge holder for local organization in the country.
  • Attend local import and export training programs with local authorities focusing to improve knowledge.
  • Review future shipping requirements and identify most cost-effective methods
  • Resolves problems and arrive at mutual agreements through negotiations with domestic customers, as intermediary for foreign customers.
  • Negotiates with foreign shipping interests to contract for reciprocal freight-handling agreements.
  • Examines invoices and shipping manifests for conformity to tariff and customs regulations.
  • Contacts customs officials to effect release of incoming freight and resolve customs delays.
  • Prepares reports of transactions to facilitate billing of shippers and foreign carriers.


  • Three years or more of logistics and supply chain industry related experience
  • High school or equivalent (Required)
  • Three years or more of Import or Export
  • Knowledge of the Import/Export industry preferred and the types of transportation (air, ocean, land) required
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate (verbally and intuitively) effectively with both customers and internal personnel
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be career oriented, hardworking, quick learner
  • SAP Experience preferred
  • Customs Experience a plus
  • NVOCC Experience a plus
  • Air and Ocean Experience a plus

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We kindly ask you to please make sure you have fully read the above requirements as determined by our client company. If you already applied with TPI Staffing, please send the Recruiter an updated resume and reference the Job ID.You only need to apply once to be considered for all of our job openings or call the Recruiter for more details.

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