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Ocean Import Coordinator


Ocean Import Coordinator

Location: Canada

Department: Distribution Centre

One of the world’s fastest-growing retailers, Jysk was first established in Denmark in 1979. The company now brings Quality for Less to customers in 50 countries at over 2,550 stores and online in Canada at jysk.ca. With over 22 000 colleagues that share a passion for Scandinavian design, our products range from furniture to accessories, including mattresses, bedding, home décor, and outdoor patio products that will enhance any living space at an affordable price.

The Ocean Import Coordinator is responsible for accurately and efficiently managing all communication related to International ocean freight. Committed to ensuring timely & accurate shipping, customs & trade documentation, & maximizing efficiency in the inbound freight process. Handling a broad spectrum of tasks; strong communication, attention to detail, & organizational skills are critical in order to consolidate and improve our freight procedures and ensure highest possible service at lowest possible costs.


  • Coordinate bookings with freight forwarders
  • Closely monitor & follow up on shipments
  • Update shipment status, issue arrival notices
  • Handling ocean import/export freight documents/provide customs broker with documentation
  • Verification of OBL & payment requirements prior to shipment release; chasing documents when required
  • Tracking and reporting of extra costs such as demurrage, detention, exam fees, etc.
  • Review/Reconcile freight invoices
  • Communicate and respond promptly to all incoming freight inquiries (internally and from business partners both domestic and overseas) in order to properly manage and control daily operations
  • Analyze data and improve efficiencies where needed
  • Other tasks and duties assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor


  • 1-2 years of experience with Ocean Importing
  • Highly organized & detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong people skills
  • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills
  • Knowledge of import procedures & international customs regulations
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word & Excel
  • General computer knowledge

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work requires moderate physical effort and use of motor skills requiring manual dexterity.  While performing duties of this job, the Colleague will regularly sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel and crouch.  Colleague will frequently lift, sort, carry, and place merchandise and supplies of varying sizes weighing up to 20 kg without assistance and over 20 kg with team lifting.  Work requires climbing up and down ladders, and working at heights.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay
  • Benefit Package
  • Colleague Discount
  • Opportunities for Learning & Career Advancement
  • A fun and respectful workplace

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JYSK Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, transfer, promotion and all other conditions of employment. As a company, we have developed l programs and policies that address and recognize our objective to ensure that our work environment remains free of discrimination and harassment of any kind and promotes and recognizes the diverse backgrounds of our Colleagues. JYSK Canada will accommodate both internal and external applications throughout the hiring process.
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JYSK Canada is committed to the value of equal employment opportunity for all Colleagues and the innovation that diversity creates in the work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.