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International Import Specialist - Brampton, ON #396297

Company: Nestle International

Date: 08/02/2020

City: Brampton, ON

Employment type: Full-time

Good Food, Good Life is the very essence of Nestlé. This philosophy can be traced back to our beginnings. The Nestlé Company was founded in 1867 by Henri Nestlé, who developed the first milk-based baby formula. Today, over a century later, we are recognized as the world's largest Food and Beverage Company employing around 280,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world. Nestlé Canada has a wide variety of food, beverage and nutrition products to help you and your family live happier and healthier lives including: Gerber and Good Start, Nescafé, KitKat, Smarties, Aero, Delissio, Häagen-Dazs, Boost, Purina, and Nestlé Waters. Nestlé Canada supports your personal growth with a people-focused culture and a flexible and diverse working environment. Find out why, There is more to Life at Nestlé…

We offer you:

  • Great comprehensive benefits package including Health and Dental benefits that start on day one.
  • Excellent training and development programs as well as opportunities to grow within the company.
  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package and Company Matched Retirement Plan.

The primary purpose of the International Import Specialist role is to provide real time visibility to all team members, by leading the administration of the flow of finished goods and raw materials from Intermarket Supply sources to Nestlé Canada Inc. Ensuring full compliance to Canadian Import regulations and Nestlé Quality Standards is achieved.

Major Responsibilities

Track import shipments from origin to final destination:

  • Timely receipt of shipment details from shipper- real time visibility of shipment details from shipper
  • Effective review of sailing details from the steamship line/s

  • Timely update of import tracking spreadsheets

  • Efficient review of import documents & forwarding to Canadian custom broker

  • Proactive notice to receiving distribution centre of estimated time of arrival

  • Prompt payment of all charges related to shipment (supplier invoice)

Administration of Import Specialty:

  • Effective maintenance of the ocean log and ocean container trackers

  • Timely container ETA updates of import movements internally

  • Ensure lowest cost and service through ongoing freight and accessorial audits

  • Timely delivery of all Import Speciality shipments to meet case fill requirements

  • Timely inbound speciality administration to ensure customer payment collection, matching container arrival to customer invoicing

  • Efficient creation and maintenance of General Shipping Instructions for all Import Specialty products

Expedite customs clearance and arrange local cartage:

  • Timely forwarding of the Canada customs invoice to the Customs Broker
  • Proactively follow-up with local cartage company (if any pick-up issues)

  • Work with the local cartage company & the receiving DC for prompt delivery

  • Negotiations to reduce or eliminate demurrage/detention charges where applied

Manage Canada Border Service Agency and Canadian food Inspection issues:

  • Compliancy to CBSA and CFIA - Action any issues related to import documentation

  • Timely review and updating of all pertinent data in the import tracking spreadsheet

Monthly Reporting:

  • Efficient review and action of savings reports
  • Preparation of in transit reports

  • Reactive preparation and submission of discrepancy information for compliance purposes - declared value vs. payment value

  • Efficient review of IMS briefs

Demonstrated value creation through a Lean Enterprise Mindset:

  • NQMA ready through the use of NCE tools and standardized work
  • Lean Value stream executed with supplier/partners and customers
  • Contribution to deliver yearly OPEX targeted impacts and/or can demonstrate results of pull and flow by reduction of waste i.e. TIMWOOD
  • NCE foundations gates are open and can demonstrate improvements in sustainability


  • Minimum 5 years of International Trade & Customs experience

  • Post Secondary Education in Business, Commerce, or Transportation

  • Designation or equivalent experience:

  • CIFFA Certification – Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association Certification

  • CCLP Designation – CITT (Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation) - Certified Logistics Designation

  • CCS or CTCS Designation - Certified Customs Specialist

  • Sound knowledge of Transportation Administration

  • End-to-end understanding of Import/Export Custom Compliance

  • Relevant operational experience at market/business level, in the following areas:

  • Customs Tariff knowledge

  • Global Transport

  • To be able communicate with internal/external customers, understand safety/ health issues and Nestle quality principles.

  • Knowledge of SAP, customs compliance, Excel, Word, Basic Accounting

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results focused with a strong service orientation, and strong organizational, and planning skills

Please note; Education Verification, Reference Checks and Criminal Background Checks will be administered on suitably qualified candidates.

If you believe you have the profile we are looking for and you want to make your mark in the World's Largest Food and Beverage Company, we look forward to hearing from you!

Nestlé is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodations you may require. Nestlé will work with you in an effort to ensure that you are able to fully participate in the process.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity; however only those

individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The closing date for this position is August 14, 2020.


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