Release Customs Analyst

Release Customs Analyst


Join Livingston, the largest customs broker in Canada and the third largest entry filer in the U.S.  We’re a market leader offering customs brokerage, consulting and compliance, and freight forwarding services at more than 90 key locations in North America, Europe and Asia.  Customs brokerage is our core business and helping our customers navigate the complex and changing world of international trade is what we do best.  Consider joining our team for the opportunity to grow your career. From entry level to expert advisors, our supportive culture of learning will help you get the career you want.

Job Type: Full Time 


Location: HomeOffice Michigan 


Ever thought where your fresh strawberries come from? Lumber to build houses, or eyeing that red corvette? Take the first step in learning about international trade, supply chain and logistics!

The Release Customs Analyst is an entry level position which coordinates release and entry processing for our client’s shipments coming to and from the U.S. This role has excellent career growth and comes with solid training to make sure you are set up for success. The ideal candidate is a master at data entry, comfortable using a computer and has a team player attitude.

This position does work nights and weekends, must be ok with the following schedule: 


Sunday- 12am-8:30am

Monday - 12am-8:30am

Tuesday - 12am-8:30am

Wednesday - 12am-8:30am

Thursday - 12am-8:30am

Friday/Saturday - Off


•    After the training program, you will learn how to classify goods and identify what Customs documents are needed for shipments entering or leaving the U.S. 
•    Support the Customs Brokerage and Customs Entry Writer team to ensure all required information is updated and available for clients shipments transporting via ocean, air, rail or truck
•    Perform tracking functions of shipments moving throughout the global supply chain
•    Obtain arrival information from carrier’s offices or websites.
•    Coordinate and prepare Customs entry summaries and update system databases.
•    Communicate to customers via phone or email.
•    Processing client invoices.
•    Maintain effective relationship with clients, carriers, Customs etc.
•    Participate and support other team members with accounts and workload on day-to-day operations including setting priorities, organizing, scheduling work and problem solving
•    Coordinate carrier release by submitting required bills of lading and freight payments.


  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Client Service oriented -- interpersonal skills with internal/external clients and coworkers
  • Ability to handle large volumes and meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail; organization, completeness and accuracy
  • Good analytical skills with problem-solving ability
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations within authorized limitations
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel software.


No experience required


Required: High School/GED or equivalent
Preferred: Associates Degree or post-secondary education


Working towards/or successful completion of the Certified Customs Specialists (CCS) designation with the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) or the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) is a requirement, if not already obtained.

Successful completion of the CCS examination is a mandatory requirement for further advancement.


Business Acumen and Straight Talk
Customer First Focus
Inclusion and Collaboration
Leading and Developing

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


For Canada: Livingston is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants and employees with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.