11 days old

Logistics/Trade Specialist

Norwood, MA 02062

Logistics/Trade Specialist, Norwood, MA


Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing systems. Instron is a division of ITW, a clear global leader in materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Classify goods according to U.S. harmonized tariff schedule (HTS).

  • Audit U.S. Customs entries for accuracy.

  • Audit customs brokers freight/duty invoices for accuracy and authorize such for payment.

  • Prepare and process import and export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, or procedures.

  • Assist in the development of a HTS number database and a process for maintaining it in the companys ERP system.

  • Coordinate logistics requirements for internal and external customers on a domestic and international basis.

  • Stay abreast of changes in import or export laws or regulations by reading current literature, attending meetings or conferences, or conferring with colleagues.

  • Act as an in-house expert for trade related matters and assist in training in-house personnel on such matters.

  • Request or compile necessary shipping documentation, such as customs invoices, certificates of origin, and cargo-control documents so that company is in compliance with recordkeeping regulations.

  • Use companys and customs brokers operating systems to further enhance compliance related initiatives.

  • Duty Draw Back Program is a plus

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:


  • Three to five years of experience in international shipping with an emphasis on U.S. imports.

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Working knowledge of the U.S. HTS its General Notes and Rules of Interpretation along with U.S. Customs rulings.

  • Enhanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Desire to advance within the organization.

  • Experience in implementing and leading a U.S. Customs duty drawback program and a C-TPAT certification program desired.

  • Familiarity with the various U.S. Denied Party screening lists and processes by which entities are screened a plus.

  • Working knowledge of U.S. Customs ACE Secure Data Portal.

  • Comprehensive understanding of the letter of credit process and able to prepare presentations for submission to financial institutions.

  • Prior management experience preferred but not required.


    Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic team where you can make a significant impact immediately.  Enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits that includes health, dental, life and LTD insurance, 401k (with match), and a 100% tuition reimbursement program. 


    Instron is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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