Profession import export specialist in office machinery and equipment

Import export specialists in office machinery and equipment have and apply deep knowledge of import and export goods including customs clearance and documentation.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising
  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • International commercial transactions rules

    Pre-defined commercial terms used in international commercial transactions which stipulate clear tasks, costs and risks associated with the delivery of goods and services.

  • International import export regulations

    Know the principles that govern the import and export of products and equipment, trade restrictions, health and safety measures, licenses, etc.

  • Office equipment

    The offered office machinery and equipment products, its functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Embargo regulations

    The national, international and foreign sanctions and embargo regulations, e.g. Council Regulation (EU) No 961/2010.

Skills

  • Monitor merchandise delivery

    Follow up logistical organisation of products; ensure that products have been transported in a correct and timely fashion.

  • Apply import strategies

    Follow and implement strategies for importing according to the size of the company, the nature of its products, the available expertise, and business conditions on the international markets. These strategies include procedural and strategic issues and involve the use of customs agencies or brokers.

  • Administer multi-modal logistics

    Manage the flow of products through multi-modal transportation.

  • Apply conflict management

    Take ownership of the handling of all complaints and disputes showing empathy and understanding to achieve resolution. To be fully aware of all Social Responsibility protocols and procedures, and to be able to deal with a problem gambling situation in a professional manner with maturity and empathy.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Ensure customs compliance

    Implement and monitor compliance with import and export requirements in order to avoid customs claims, supply chain interruption, increased overall costs.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • File claims with insurance companies

    File a factual request to an insurance company in case a problem occurs which is covered under an insurance policy.

  • Handle carriers

    Organise the transportation system through which a product is conveyed to its buyer, through which a product is sourced from a supplier, including customs.

  • Speak different languages

    Master foreign languages to be able to communicate in one or more foreign languages.

  • Have computer literacy

    Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.

  • Build rapport with people from different cultural backgrounds

    Understand and create a link with people from different cultures, countries, and ideologies without judgements or preconceptions.

  • Plan transport operations

    Plan mobility and transport for different departments, in order to obtain the best possible movement of equipment and materials. Negotiate the best possible delivery rates; compare different bids and select the most reliable and cost-effective bid.

  • Create import-export commercial documentation

    Organise the completion of official documents such as letters of credit, shipping orders, and certificates of origin.

  • Apply export strategies

    Follow and implement strategies according to the size of the company and possible advantages towards the international market. Set goals to export products or commodities to the market, in order to minimize risks for potential buyers.

  • Communicate with shipment forwarders

    Maintain a good flow of communication with shipper and freight forwarders, who ensure a correct delivery and distribution of goods.

  • Handle quotes from prospective shippers

    Evaluate the quotes fares and services offered from prospective transporters on the market.