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Import Logistics Specialist


As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, passionate Import Logistics Specialist to join our Material Logistics team at STIHL Inc. corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA!


This individual will ensure timely and efficient importation and customs clearance and ensure compliance with U.S. Customs regulations. They will administer FTZ operations and support Purchasing, Manufacturing, Sales deliveries and imports.


Position highlights include: 

  • Competitive Compensation  

  • Extensive Benefits, such as health insurance effective within one month of start, multiple bonus opportunities, relocation assistance, 401(k) with company match and PENSION!

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures customs clearance operations by completing established processes. Includes verification of documents, classification of values and calculation of duties or tariffs.
  • Uses computerized brokerage system to transmit data.
  • Schedules and expedites deliveries of all imports. Administers FTZ operations, control the flow of goods through the zone, control of inbound goods receipt in accordance with the FTZ Operations Manual.
  • Uses computerized FTZ software to admit goods and clear bill of ladings through AMS.
  • Control and prepare Import Security Filings to establish timely transmission without penalty.
  • Prepares U.S. Census Bureau, Customs and other governmental agency documentation as required.
  • Provides problem resolution and information requests from government agencies and internal customers.
  • Secures release of manifest from shipping lines; communicates information to affect timely drayage.
  • Ensures proper and timely document filing and payment of customs duties and payments to truck lines, freight forwarders, terminals, etc.
  • Maintains audit documentation and files, reference library of applicable CFRs, Harmonized Tariff Schedules and related data.
  • Oversees compliance and accuracy of support personnel work.
  • Develops and implements airfreight and sea freight logistic plans to maximize service and/or lower costs.
  • Analyzes import volumes, and provide recommendation for change. Reviews import documentation from shippers; recommends best course of action for Purchasing to lower duty rate and/or improve delivery.
  • Communicates import order specifications, delivery plans and delivery status with appropriate internal customers. All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Assumes related duties as assigned or needed.


Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics or related field.

Nearest Major Market: Virginia Beach