Orange, CA

Imports Associate

$43,500-$152,500 / YEAR

About MSI. Founded in 1975, MSI is the leading supplier of Premium Surfaces including flooring, countertops, decorative mosaics, wall tile and hardscaping products. MSI’s product offering includes an extensive selection of granite, marble, porcelain, ceramic, quartz, glass, quartzite, and other natural stone products headquartered in Orange, California. MSI also maintains distribution centers across the United States and Canada. MSI’s product line is imported from over 36 different countries on six continents bringing the very best products to the North American Market. The company maintains an inventory of over 125 million square feet of material. For more information on MSI, visit : [ Link Removed ] .

We provide our employees with great benefits that feature programs like employee medical, dental and vision benefits, 401k contribution (up to 4% of your base salary), as well as vacation time. Free, 1-on-1 tutoring for all children / dependents of hourly employees. All tutoring costs are covered by MSI for grades k-12, including SAT and ACT test prep tutoring.

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to do the following:

•Assist with dispatch for various locations.
•Run report on a daily basis to check status of incoming containers
•Check status with terminal and shipping line for container availability
•Send Work order to trucking company
•Assist truckers with any issue related to hold
•Follow up closely with Broker, Customs and exam facility for any custom hold
•Answer incoming calls and respond to e-mail promptly
•Coordinate with receiving warehouse and trucking company on delivery to MSI, based on delivery appointment if needed
•Perform additional duties as required and or requested.

Additionally the candidate must meet the following Education and Experience requirements:

•Minimum five years of experience in international logistics.
•Ability to communicate with shipping lines, US Customs, Port's Terminals, Trucking Companies and Freight Forwarders. 
•Able to analyze data related to costs and offer better options. 
•Knowledge or exposure of dealing with carrier contracts, as well as handling all surcharges such as bunker, low sulfur, and more.
•Clear communication with the ability to use positive language
•Attentiveness and able to work under pressure
•Proven ability to handle multiple tasks at once
•Goal oriented focus
•Good mathematical skills; ability to do calculations quickly
•Demonstrated experience with the use of PCs, along with the ability to navigate in a multi-window based environment.
•Proficient in MS Outlook, Word and Excel (preferred)
•Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
•Minimum High School Education.
•College degree is a plus.
•Experience in transportation and logistics.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion and belonging for all employees. We provide a work environment that allows all employees to do their best work, free from all forms of discrimination. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military status, religion, disability status, or any other legally protected group. MSI provides reasonable accommodations for all employees and applicants. If you believe you require an accommodation, please speak with your recruiter or a member of our HR team.