Position Title: Import / Export Coordinator
Department: Logistics / Purchasing
Industry: Manufacturing
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Status: Full time

Position Summary:
Provide support with both outbound route planning and inbound freight management. Effectively route orders to ensure on-time delivery of product. Communicate with procurement, manufacturing, suppliers, shipping & receiving, carriers and transportation providers.

  • Identify transportation requirements, handle freight bid negotiations and make carrier (UPS, Fed Ex, etc.) selection.
  • Assist in establishing routing guides (domestic & international) to ensure lowest cost and greatest revenue while maintaining excellent service.
  • Audit freight payment process for accuracy and timeliness through current freight payment systems.
  • Prepare reports and explain financial performance related to managed freight.
  • Promote movement of inbound freight on the company’s available fleet resources.
  • Tender freight orders to preferred company carriers.
  • Plan outbound delivery orders.
  • Maintain accurate route plan data from daily routing sessions and report results.
  • Perform ‘what if’ routing analysis and continually strive to find efficient ways to route and reduce transportation costs.
  • Oversee all aspects of import/export logistics; work directly US Customs.
  • Interact with USDA to handle inspections and various paperwork required.

Qualifications Summary:

  • Minimum two years experience in a related logistics role involving both importing and exporting products via air and sea.
  • Experience in inbound and outbound freight movement/tracking. (both domestic and international required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Warehouse experience preferred.
  • Experience working with US Customs and Border Protection. (import and export)
  • Knowledge of USDA inspections.
  • Forklift certification or experience an asset.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.


Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Free parking. Excellent benefits offered.