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Senior Import Specialist

EL Masry Group
Qalyub, Qalubia
Posted 3 months ago
96Applicants for1 open position
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Job Description

  • Manage all aspects of the import cycle, from supplier selection and negotiation to customs clearance and delivery.
  • Develop and implement import strategies that optimize cost, minimize lead times, and comply with all relevant regulations.
  • Conduct market research to identify new and alternative suppliers, negotiate competitive pricing and terms, and manage supplier relationships.
  • Analyze and interpret import regulations, tariffs, and quotas, ensuring all import documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Work closely with customs brokers, freight forwarders, and other international partners to ensure smooth and efficient logistics.
  • Monitor import costs and identify opportunities for cost reduction and optimization.
  • Manage import budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Prepare and present reports on import activities and performance.
  • Stay up to date on changes in import regulations and industry trends.
  • Provide training and guidance to junior team members.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, International Trade, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in import operations, ideally in the cement or steel industry.
  • Strong understanding of international trade customs and regulations.
  • Proven ability to negotiate contracts and manage supplier relationships.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in importing software and trade finance tools (e.g., Incoterms, Harmonized System codes).
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fluency in English is required; additional language proficiency is a plus.

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