Export/Import Coordinator

Johnsonville Sausage

Sheboygan Falls, WI, USA

Full time


May 16

As a member of our supply chain team, you’ll ensure our customers receive noticeably better service, and assist our operations team to obtain the lowest industry cost. You will work closely with internal partners, customers and vendors to provide a seamless and hassle-free supply chain. As stated in our Guiding Principles, “We Help Our Customers Become Great,” and your contributions are vital to achieving this.

Johnsonville, LLC

Export/Import Coordinator

Position Overview:

Johnsonville and its Members are committed to having the highest impact on our customers’ success. Our International Supply Chain Team is committed to this goal and has an excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented, proactive individual who is dedicated to exceptional customer service to join the team as a full-time Export/Import Coordinator.

Flexible Work Schedule: Opportunity for Hybrid schedule after training; Summer Hours Available Memorial Day through Labor Day (half day Fridays)


  • Work closely with external government agencies (USDA, USMEF, IE Canada, AgTC, WI Dept. of Ag) in order to successfully ship products all over the world
  • Prepare export shipment documentation
  • Monitor logistical arrangements for shipping Int’l container and truckload shipments
  • Schedule and monitor ocean and air freight booking requests with Freight Forwarders
  • Enter customer orders into SAP and monitor EDI transmissions. Validate incoterms, pricing, conditions, etc.
  • Communicate and coordinate with plant schedulers, shipping, Int’l Sales members, and transportation
  • Partner with foreign distributors, customers, and buyers
  • Provide support for the Int’l Sales and Marketing teams
  • Resolve Int’l shipping issues, both during and after normal working hours
  • Arrange shipment of new product samples to foreign countries
  • Learn and understand Int’l compliance regulations and country import requirements
  • Actively engage with professional import/export organizations
  • Lead Supply Chain process improvements and SAP/GTS automation enhancements as needed
  • Maintain procedural documents (SOP’s), shared computer files, and internal resource lists (i.e. price lists)
  • Participate/support Int’l Business Unit and New Product Team efforts
  • Lead various project teams
  • Lead in product registration for new countries or new products
  • Apply for import permits from governmental agencies
  • Work with customs brokers for import clearance
  • Classification/Country of Origin Determination


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; International Business emphasis preferred


  • 3 years export documentation/compliance experience (i.e. SLI, packing lists, commercial invoices, specific product export documentation, etc.) preferred
  • NASBITE certification a plus
  • Previous experience with international customers
  • Experience with food manufacturing imports and exports, strongly preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Extremely accurate and organized, with strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel; SAP and GTS experience, strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of International shipping terms
  • Strong math skills
  • Willingness to present and facilitate meetings
  • Drives change and seeks opportunities for personal growth
  • Flexibility to assist other team members and process shipments for non-assigned countries, as needed

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Global Sausage Headquarters, Sheboygan Falls, WI

(Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee)

Coach: Director of Supply Chain International

(We don’t have bosses at Johnsonville. We have Coaches. They are there to help you develop your talents. They cannot make you run laps.)

Member Status: Full Time, Salaried

(At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member and, yes, Membership has its privileges – like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)

Travel: Not a ton, less than 10% of your time

Reason for Posting: Member previously in the role took a different job in the company

(We love it when that happens.)

About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!

How to Apply:

External candidate: Apply on-line only at: careers.johnsonville.com

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

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