Import export manager in machine tools

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Import export managers in machine tools install and maintain procedures for cross-border business, coordinating internal and external parties. They ensure compliance with all required government laws and licensing regulations.

The duties of an import export manager in machine tools include, but are not limited to:

  • Administer all import and export of goods and supervise delivery of all goods and manage distribution of all goods to various geographical locations efficiently.
  • Oversee handling of all goods and ensure safety in all transportation and design cost effective methods for same and analyze best means of transport for all products as per customer requirement in coordination with manager.
  • Maintain subject matter expertise in all import and export operations and evaluate all company businesses and provide require classification for same.
  • Collaborate with senior management and ensure compliance to all trade regulations and changes and provide training to all company employees for all import processes.
  • Perform all internal and external audits and perform required prior disclosures for all processes and supervise efficient working of all external agents such as freight forwarders and customer brokers.
  • Monitor implementation of all department operations and ensure compliance to all regulations for department and subsidiaries and adhere to all standards for import and export goods and establish all targets and streamline processes to incorporate all government regulations.
  • Design all compliance forms and templates and prepare required reports and maintain an efficient import and export classification databases and ensure accuracy in same and ensure compliance to all regulations.
  • Assist all companies in import and export operations and implement trade agreement programs and maintain internal controls for same.

Other titles

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Minimum qualifications

Import export manager is not an entry-level role. A bachelor degree in marketing, international business, finance, or any related field is a minimum for this role. In some cases, a practical experience in a similar position may be required.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Import export manager in machine tools is a Skill level 4 occupation.

Import export manager in machine tools career path

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Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of import export manager in machine tools.

Embargo regulations:The national, international and foreign sanctions and embargo regulations, e.g. Council Regulation (EU) No 961/2010.
Import export regulations of dangerous chemicals: The international and national legal rules for exporting and importing dangerous chemicals.
Export control principles: The restrictions a country imposes on its exported products and goods.
International commercial transactions rules: Pre-defined commercial terms used in international commercial transactions which stipulate clear tasks, costs and risks associated with the delivery of goods and services.
International import export regulations: Know the principles that govern the import and export of products and equipment, trade restrictions, health and safety measures, licenses, etc.
Export regulations of dual-use goods: Field of information distinguishing national and international regulations concerning the export of dual-use goods.
Machine tools: The offered machine tools and products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of import export manager in machine tools.

Create solutions to problems: Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.
Apply conflict management: Take ownership of the handling of all complaints and disputes showing empathy and understanding to achieve resolution. Be fully aware of all Social Responsibility protocols and procedures, and be able to deal with a problematic gambling situation in a professional manner with maturity and empathy.
Monitor international market performance: Continuously monitor the international market performance by staying up-to-date with trade media and trends.
Speak different languages: Master foreign languages to be able to communicate in one or more foreign languages.
Set import export strategies: Develop and plan the strategies for import and export, according to the size of the company, the nature of its products, expertise and business conditions on the international markets.
Control trade commercial documentation: Monitor written records containing information related to commercial transactions such as invoice, letter of credit, order, shipping, certificate of origin.
Ensure customs compliance: Implement and monitor compliance with import and export requirements in order to avoid customs claims, supply chain interruption, increased overall costs.
Perform financial risk management in international trade: Evaluate and manage the possibility of financial loss and non-payment following international transactions, in the context of foreign exchange market; apply instruments like letters of credit.
Build rapport with people from different cultural backgrounds: Understand and create a link with people from different cultures, countries, and ideologies without judgements or preconceptions.
Conduct performance measurement: Gather, assess and interpret data concerning the performance of a system, component, group of people or organisation.
Abide by business ethical code of conducts: Conform and follow the ethical code of conducts promoted by companies and businesses at large. Ensure that operations and activities do comply with the code of conduct and ethical operations the supply chain throughout.
Comprehend financial business terminology: Grasp the meaning of basic financial concepts and terms used in businesses and financial institutions or organisations.
Managing a business with great care: Detailed and thorough treatment of transactions, compliance with regulations and supervision of employees, safeguarding a smooth running of daily operations.
Meet deadlines: Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
Manage processes: Manage processes by defining, measuring, controlling and improving processes with the goal to meet customer requirements profitably.
Produce sales reports: Maintain records of calls made and products sold over a given time frame, including data regarding sales volumes, number of new accounts contacted and the costs involved.
Have computer literacy: Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.
Maintain financial records: Keep track of and finalise all formal documents representing the financial transactions of a business or project.
Direct distribution operations: Direct distribution and logistics operations ensuring maximum accuracy and productivity.

ISCO group and title

1324 – Supply, distribution and related managers

  1. ESCO
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Last updated on June 8, 2022

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