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International Coordinator in Germantown, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Job Description

We are working with a client in Memphis that is looking for an International Coordinator. In this role, you will ensure timely issuance of letters of credit and shipping instructions from buyers and agents. Efficiently arbitrate LC issues with banks, agents, and buyers. Prepare and compile all documentation for export invoicing as well as foreign customs of US cotton shipments. Facilitate clean negotiations and timely payment.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions
  • Maintain excellent knowledge of current banking & trade practices, UCP 600, ISBP, Incoterms 2010 and customs requirements per destination.
  • review incoming Letters of Credit or Buyer's shipping instructions for conformity to sales contract terms and conditions as well as company standards and UCP600. Request amendments from agents or buyers as required.
  • Build trust and communicate effectively with agents/ buyers, banks, marketers, forwarder, and co-workers locally or abroad.
  • Prepare, compile, review, and send out export documentation sets including, invoices and other appropriate documents as required by the shipping instructions, Letters of Credit and/or country standards within a set time frame.
  • Facilitate timely and clean negotiations with bank. Ensure banks check documents within set standards, negotiate per UCP600 and ISBP, and arbitrate discrepancies when appropriate.
  • Upload all Letters of Credit or Shipping Instruction data, external documents, negotiation and collection comments, and key dates into front office system for quick reference, proper analysis, and KPI reporting.
  • Maintain/monitor daily outstanding export receivables and facilitate payments from banks, agents, and buyers to meet or exceed company's trade to cash objectives.
  • Strive at improving the LC and document preparation process and gaining efficiency by fostering standardization (Standard Operating Procedures), use of check lists, and evolution of tools.
  • Follow department SOP guidelines, making any suggestions for improvement as applicable.
  • Bachelor's degree required with experience in export documentation or LC negotiations preferred.
  • CDCS from IFSA London will be an added advantage.
  • 1 to 3 years of export document preparation with international trading company and/or negotiation of Letters of Credit within commercial banking environment. Agricultural commodities experience will be an added advantage.