Typically reporting to top management, Import/Export Managers mainly administer the import and export of goods and supervise delivery and distribution of the goods to various geographical locations efficiently. They manage the import/export process and ensure compliance with laws and regulations on importing and exporting goods. In addition to these tasks, they negotiate and handle communication with customs and monetary transactions.
Extensive experience in the related field is typically required of Import/Export Managers; this, along with sound judgment is used in planning and accomplishing the goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude are likewise desired as import/export managers lead and direct the work of other staff.