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Associate Customs Entry Writer

Job ID R8529 Address 26555 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, Michigan, United States, 48076-4227

The Associate Customs Entry Writer role is an entry level position on the customs team, for an organized individual with excellent communication and customer service skills. The Associate Customs Entry Writer works toward a thorough understanding of the customs process, client’s requirements, and the role a customs broker plays in the supply chain. They further enhance their customer service skills, refine data entry competency, problem solving, and gain job related regulatory knowledge equipping them with the tools and experience required to advance within the organization.

***We are looking to fill both Monday-Friday daytime hours as well as a Monday-Friday, 2-11 PM schedule.

Our main priority continues to be the health and safety of our employees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be remote until further notice. We will continue monitoring the circumstances and when we feel comfortable, this position will return to the office in Southfield, MI where you will have an opportunity to collaborate face-to-face with a talented and diverse group of peers. 


Maintain Operational Excellence:

  • Develop an understanding of Customs requirements and Partner Government Agency involvement in the International trade transaction
  • Receive and review documentation to input and transmit data for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) release of shipments
  • Understand the processes, documentation, and terminology involved in international shipping from time of purchase order issuance through the delivery of the cargo 
  • Ensure regulatory requirements are met, and proper documentation exists for all shipments
  • Demonstrate competency with respect to the customs brokerage products’ standard operating procedures (SOP) and best practices
  • Manage customer invoicing, process vendor payables and assist with receivables of assigned accounts

Facilitate Relationships:

  • Communicate clearly, timely, and effectively with Customers, CHR offices, Agents, and Outside Vendors 
  • Promote a positive working relationship for all team members 
  • Gain awareness into customer specific standard operating procedures (SOP) and honor those commitments
  • Adhere to a high level of operational excellence with respect to on time performance, accuracy, and customer service
  • Understand and learn to leverage CHR’s network of departments, support teams and leadership. 

Other Activities:

  • Maintain sound Customer Standard Operating Procedures and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) databases to ensure full compliance of CBP and customer requirements
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Strong communication, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills
  • Proven critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to adapt to ever-changing tasks and customer needs
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment

If this sounds like the job for you, let’s talk! We can’t wait to hear from you.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

C.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams.  We’re committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.

Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran 


We are proud to offer a top-tier benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, prescription drug coverage, paid parental leave, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), 401K, employee stock purchase plan, as well as a broad range of career development opportunities.

About C.H. Robinson

From the produce you buy, to the water you drink, C.H. Robinson delivers products to people all around the globe. We are one of the world’s largest 3rd party logistic providers. Join our diverse team to innovate, solve problems, have fun and thrive.

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