Import Export Coordinator

Dana Incorporated

Suffolk, VA, USA

Full time

Customs Brokerage

Air Freight Ocean Freight Import Export

Nov 13

Full Job Description

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.


This position relates to processing of import and export shipments of auto parts at the Dana Global Trade Center in support of Dana’s manufacturing and global supply chain. The Import-Export Coordinator acts as a liaison between customers and suppliers world-wide.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Deal directly with suppliers and customers domestically and internationally to ensure delivery of goods to appropriate locations.
  • Process, monitor and expedite customer orders and shipments
  • Coordinate the flow of purchasing processes between suppliers and customers.
  • Arrange all ocean, air and truck shipments to/from the Dana Global Trade Center
  • Prepare all shipping documentation (including, but not limited to Packing List, Commercial Invoice, and Bill of Lading).
  • Facilitate US Customs clearance and ISF filing for Imports, and file export declaration (SED) on AES system for Exports.
  • Mediate debates between supplier and customer over responsibility of premium expedite charges, provide historical information and prepare release analysis if necessary.
  • Log and track all inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Coordinate directly with dray carrier for container movement to/from the port.
  • Coordinate and delineate priorities with Warehouse Shipping & Receiving Department in the form of a daily hot sheet, pack sheets and load sheets.
  • Provide reports for sales and volumes of shipments to management for plant forecasting.
  • Maintain physical and electronic record of all shipments passing through the facility.
  • Coordinate extraneous billing circumstances with accounting group (debit/credit memos).
  • Coordinate with Quality Department regarding PPAP+PSW, quality disputes, and packaging charges.
  • Monitor plant inventory levels to maintain acceptable levels.


Qualifications include:

  • Excellent analytic and organization skills
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and accurate
  • The ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Must have a high energy level and be able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Highly motivated and a strong team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in Import/Export Supply Chain and Logistics environment a plus
  • Foreign language skills a plus
  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 10%


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per Dana policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that Dana will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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