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Job area: Managerial

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com

Location: San Francisco, CA

Division: Air & Sea US
Job Posting Title: Supervisor
Time Type: Full Time


An Ocean Import Supervisor is responsible for managing the import process for ocean freight shipments, ensuring compliance with customs regulations and company policies. This position supervises a team of ocean import freight forwarders and works closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of shipments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the ocean import department
  • Ensure compliance with customs regulations and company policies
  • Supervise a team of ocean import freight forwarders
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of shipments
  • Resolve issues related to customs, documentation, and shipment delays
  • Coordinate with the ocean carrier, trucking companies, and other service providers
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry into the company's transportation management system
  • Provide guidance and training to team members on import regulations and procedures
  • Prepare reports and metrics related to import operations

Educational background / Work experience

  • A bachelor's degree in logistics, transportation, or a related field is preferred. However, relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in ocean import operations, including experience in a supervisory role.

Skills & Competencies

  • In-depth knowledge of import regulations and customs procedures
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and transportation management systems

Function / Market & Industry Knowledge / Business Acumen / Processes

Supervisory Responsibilities (if any)

  • This position will supervise a team of ocean import coordinators.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or Certified Customs Broker (CCB) designation
  • Experience with SAP or other enterprise resource planning systems
  • Knowledge of import regulations and procedures for other transportation modes (air, land)

Language skills

  • Fluent in English (oral and written)

Computer Literacy

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and transportation management systems is required.
  • Experience with SAP or other enterprise resource planning systems may be preferred.

At Will Employment

DSV Air & Sea Inc. employees are hired for an undefined period of time as “at will” employees. This means that an employee may be terminated for any reason, or no reason at all, at any time, provided the discharge does not violate any law*. Additionally, each employee has the right to terminate his/her employment at any time. *Except if employed in Montana, where termination requires just cause.

For this position, the expected base pay is: $69,000.00 - $93,000.00 / Annual. Actual base compensation will be determined based on various factors including job-related knowledge, geographical location, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations.

DSV does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to our website, employees, or Human Resources. DSV will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of DSV and will be processed accordingly without fees.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of approximately 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

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South San Francisco

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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