This article explains what a Import/Export Manager job description may look like

The Import/Export Manager is responsible for managing the company's import and export operations to ensure compliance with international trade regulations and to optimize the efficiency and profitability of these activities. The incumbent will coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate delivery of goods and will be responsible for overseeing the movement of goods between different countries.

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement import/export strategies that support the company's business goals and ensure compliance with international trade regulations

• Manage import and export documentation, including customs declarations, bills of lading, and other shipping documents

• Negotiate freight rates and contracts with carriers, freight forwarders, and other logistics providers

• Coordinate with internal stakeholders, including sales, production, and finance, to ensure timely and accurate delivery of goods

• Monitor and report on import/export activities, including shipment status and delivery performance

• Manage relationships with customs officials and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with import/export regulations

• Develop and maintain a network of suppliers, logistics providers, and other partners to support import/export operations

• Manage import/export budgets and costs to optimize the efficiency and profitability of these activities


• Bachelor's degree in International Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field

• 5+ years of experience in import/export operations, logistics, or supply chain management

• Knowledge of international trade regulations, including customs procedures, tariffs, and trade agreements

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software programs

This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the requirements and responsibilities of the Import/Export Manager position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the specific needs of the organization