Import Manager

Position: Import Manager

Location: Utica, NY (opportunity for remote employment) 

Salary: $50-55k (negotiable based on experience) plus 3 weeks paid vacation, 401k

Our client, a rapidly growing importer of food products and food packaging supplies based in Utica, New York is seeking an experienced Import Manager to join their team. The successful candidate must have demonstrated success in imports, transportation, logistics or distribution. The Import Manager will work very closely with senior leadership and manage every aspect of the import process from start to finish. Exceptional attention to detail, 3-5 years of import experience, and extensive knowledge of the import process required. The Import Manager will also work closely with the CEO, VP of Sales, CFO, vendors, customers, customs brokers, freight forwarders and shippers. Must be comfortable in a fast pace, deadline oriented environment.

General responsibilities:

Manage the import process including the necessary filings and communication with Vendors, Customers and customs broker

Manage the direct shipment from suppliers to customers

Import responsibilities:

File 10+2’s on-line for all MITC cleared shipments

Monitor all shipments on a daily basis to ensure all paperwork is processed timely and accurately

Prepare weekly Shipping Schedule and track to ensure all shipments are timely based on each customer’s requirements

Prepare weekly status reports for all customers and suppliers

Maintain effective relationship with clients, carriers, forwarders, customs brokers etc.

Assist in preparation and updating the import compliance manual


Bachelor’s degree in business, operations, or a related field

Three to five years of experience in imports, transportation, distribution, or logistics (preferred)

High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Strong oral and written communication skills

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines

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