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International Shipping Specialist

Irving, TX
Set your sights on a career at Heritage Auctions, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong, and other cities. Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the U.S. and serves more than 50 different auction categories, including Coins, Sports, Comics, Historical, Jewelry, Fine & Decorative Art, Wine, and many more. 

South of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, NW corner of W. Airport Freeway (Hwy. 183) and Valley View Lane

Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
Paid time off
401k savings plans
Daily Pay: Access your pay when you need it!

Commensurate based on experience

SUMMARY: The International Shipping Specialist plays a pivotal role in our shipping department, ensuring that goods move seamlessly across international borders. This position requires a deep understanding of international shipping protocols, customs regulations, and client interaction. The successful candidate will liaise with clients, customs officials, and shipping partners to ensure that all goods are transported efficiently and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Customs Paperwork Knowledge:
    • Prepare, review, and submit customs documents required for international shipping.
    • Ensure accurate and timely submission of all paperwork to customs authorities.
    • Stay updated on the latest customs regulations and requirements for various countries.
  • Basics of International Shipping:
    • Coordinate and monitor international shipments from origin to destination.
    • Understand and adhere to international shipping laws, regulations, and best practices.
    • Liaise with freight forwarders, carriers, and other stakeholders to ensure smooth shipping operations.
  • Client Facing and Speaking:
    • Communicate effectively with clients regarding shipping schedules, costs, and customs requirements.
    • Resolve any shipping issues or delays in a professional and timely manner.
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients through regular communication and check-ins.
  • International Forms:
    • Prepare and process necessary international shipping forms such as bills of lading, commercial invoices, and packing lists.
    • Ensure that all forms are completed accurately and in compliance with international standards and regulations.
  • Customs Shipping:
    • Facilitate the customs clearance process by liaising with customs brokers and authorities.
    • Ensure that all shipments comply with customs regulations and are cleared for transport in a timely manner.
  • Extensive Customs Knowledge:
    • Keep abreast of changes in customs regulations and procedures in different countries.
    • Provide guidance and advice on customs related matters to clients and internal teams.
  • Tariff Schedule:
    • Apply the correct tariff classifications to goods being shipped internationally.
    • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of tariff schedules and their application in the shipping process.
  • Knowledge Regarding Sites:
    • Stay updated on international shipping sites and ports.
    • Coordinate with site personnel to ensure the accurate and timely receipt and dispatch of goods.
  • Restrictive Good Shipping:
    • Understand and comply with regulations governing the shipping of restricted goods internationally.
    • Coordinate with appropriate authorities and clients to ensure the proper handling and shipping of restricted goods.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, International Business, or a related field is preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in international shipping, customs, or a related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and shipping software.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
The International Shipping Associate position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. It provides an opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and significantly impact our company’s global operations.

Heritage Auctions welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers, and persons with disabilities. EOE

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