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Import Manager/Licensed Customs Broker - Full Time

Fourstar Group USA, Inc. - Akron, OH

Posted on 08/14/19 (Ref: )

Import Manager/Licensed Customs Broker - Akron, OH - Fourstar Group USA, Inc.

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Import Manager/Licensed Customs Broker

About us

Fourstar Group
is a privately held, globally integrated product development, sourcing, and import/export services firm specializing in value and private label consumer goods. For over 40 years, Fourstar has excelled at building product and merchandising solutions that drive innovation, sales and margin for retailers around the world.

Our Company

Founded in 1975 by CEO Jeffrey Schwartz and headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Fourstar Group has grown from a single showroom to a worldwide network of sourcing, design, quality assurance offices and product showrooms. We are an innovative product development and consumer goods distribution firm dedicated to leadership in developing, producing, and marketing unique products and programs with our partners. We bring forward new and original products; intense design collaborations; dedicated large factory matrixes; competitive sourcing through buying power aggregation; and first-rate packaging and artwork design. Through our stringent compliance and superior quality assurance guidelines we adhere to all US and international test protocols. This allows us the ability to offer our goods to customers via direct import or domestic distribution. We are committed in continuing our success in an environment where trust, creativity and teamwork thrive. Everything we do is inspired by innovation and grounded in value. Our


Retailers have trusted Fourstar Group for new and exciting merchandise, innovative programs and impeccable service for over four decades. We deliver on our goods through a global network of offices and teams who work together to give our customers access to leading innovations, competitive values and strategic partnerships unparalleled by any other firm.


How does Fourstar Group define innovation? We never stop developing products, brands, collections and merchandising concepts that you cannot find anywhere else. And it doesn't stop there. As an innovation-led company, we constantly strive for improvements in everything we do.


We're here to make your life easier. The key is our employees, a team of talented professionals who think creatively, communicate effectively, and collaborate closely with you to develop programs that are both efficient and successful.


We do business the right way. We stand by our products and by our partners. It's how we have succeeded in business for over 40 years. We are also committed to respecting international human rights and labor laws in all our manufacturing partnerships.


Everyone knows that value is about getting the best products at a great price. At Fourstar Group, value is also about making your life as easy as possible. That's why we offer a full complement of expert services from product development to global sourcing, QA/QC, branding and design and toll-free customer support.

Job Description

The individual would manage the import, Custom's compliance, and logistic process and ensure compliance with corporate initiatives and all local, state, federal, and foreign government laws and regulations. Oversee the completion of paperwork and transactions associated with importation, storage and domestic distribution, in a timely manner. Streamline and improve processes and costs, as needed. Negotiate with brokers, forwarders, truckers, vendors, clients or handle issues with Customs or other government officials. Work closely with operations, sales, merchandising and accounting departments. Understand and maintain all cost data of import and distribution of products, alert executive management of issues, proactively.

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • LCB and or Certified Customs Specialist required.

Salary to commensurate with experience.

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