Bilingual Japanese Import/Export Operations Manager

An international manufacturing company is seeking an Import/Export Operations Manager with Japanese language skill.  The individual will be analyzing company’s Import/Export functions and coordinating those involving subsidiaries in US as well as overseas.  Will be supervising several staff in the team.


  • Manage daily import and export operation
  • Guide and lead import & export operation members and settle problem
  • Negotiate and coordinate with internal stake holders and freight forwarders
  • Implement & monitor international freight contracts yearly, national and/or regional; negotiate and maintain logistic cost to maintain below market average.
  • Benchmark international forwarder and custom broker and or service providers for best selection, as needed.
  • Create report to head office in Japan and other countries if necessary
  • Support to escalate head office in Japan of issue and request
  • Support other logistics & supply chain projects as required
  • Supervise several employees in the department


  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or Statistics preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in trade operations, import/export operations with supervisory experience
  • Proficient in MS Office. JD Edwards or ERP experience a plus
  • Customs broker license
  • Knowledge of trade compliance; export control, HTS classification and FTA preferred
  • Strong communications skills both verbal and written
  • Business level Japanese and English language skill