Outdoor Research
  • Production
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Full Time

Outdoor Research is looking for a knowledgeable, experienced, and motivated Import and Logistic Specialist to facilitate inbound transportation and customs/regulatory compliance throughout the supply chain.  This position reports to the Inventory Planning Manager and works closely with the Distribution Manager, Inventory planners, and customer service team.

Duties:

  • Acts as main day to day contact with forwarder/broker
  • Responsible for monitoring all shipments from vendor to distribution centers
  • Responsible for import customs compliance (USA and Canada)
  • Approves/monitors shipment bookings to take advantage of shipment consolidation opportunities when possible.
  • Acts as main inbound production supply chain contact for Canadian 3PL
  • Keeps and supplies compliance records (test results and certificates of compliance) for products regulated by CPSC, FDA, CADPR, TSSA (Canada Stuffed Articles), and EPA
  • Tracks finished goods landed cost variance

Skills:

General

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate. Familiar with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must be fluent in English.

Technical

  • Knowledge of technical customs work (GSP, NAFTA, HTS classification, requests for information, binding rulings)
  • Familiarity with USA and Canada import process and working with freight forwarders
  • Knowledge of CPSC, FDA, CADPR, TSSA (Canada Stuffed Articles), and EPA rules for regulated apparel/accessory products and substances
  • Knowledge of incoterms

  Competencies:

  • Customer focused (internal & external).
  • Team working.
  • Continuous improvement.
  • Commitment to achieve and drive business
  • Personal effectiveness.
  • Detailed oriented but able to present the big picture
  • Forward thinking and strategic
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in efficient manner
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-managed and self-motivated

Personal Attributes:

  • Organized, good head for numbers.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic.
  • Pragmatic, tenacious, with attention to detail.
  • Self-starter / Problem solver
  • Dedicated to getting the job done, but interested in having 'fun' as well.
  • Available for travel
  • Able to work /communicate in a culturally diverse environment
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines

Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent work experience).
  • Experience in apparel or sporting goods equipment development.
  • Personally participates in one or more of the sports addressed by OR

Experience:

  • Required: Minimum 3-5 years work experience in a related position.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Customs regulations, HTS Codes and Incoterms a plus
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