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An exporter coordinates and supervises all export activities for the company. A person in this position needs to be well acquainted with international business relations knowing all clearing and forwarding requirements for the major trading countries. The exporter sample resume below can be studied for helpful hints used during your next employment search.

James Cruz
277 Reeves Street, Little Chute, WI 54140 – (111) 111 2222 – jcruz@abc.org


Professional with an excellent reputation for handling exportation as well the communication with internal and external customers. Ability to work while meeting deadlines and in accordance with company and U.S. policies regarding the exportation products to foreign destinations. Especially experienced with Asian markets and can speak Japanese, Korean and Mandarin Chinese. Have travelled extensively throughout the Far East.

Professional Experience

Appleton Papers, Inc., Appleton, WI 2009 - Present
Export Manager

• Develop and maintain consistent and excellent service to international customers for purchasing bulk paper products.
• Establish and monitor processes and service standards for export clearance.
• Conduct training and information updates for staff and clients in company shipping and export administration.
• Liaison between company and international transportation providers.
• Oversee the preparation of all necessary legal documents concerning foreign shipments.
• Prepare annual export department budget.
• Provide sales with current transportation shipping costs and requirements.
• Travel to meet international customers at worldwide industry conventions and seminars.

Feeco International, Green Bay, WI 1998-2009
Export Manager
Assistant Export Manager

• Was responsible for handling up to 100 international shipments per day.
• Supervised the examination of packaging to meet customs clearance.
• Oversaw the creation of necessary shipping documents to ensure international clearance and forwarding requirements.
• Worked with sales to keep customers informed of shipping progress.
• Educated employees about current regulations concerning successful overseas shipping.
• First four years of employment were as an assistant to manager working opposite shifts, thus acting as the export manager in manager’s absence.

Federal Express, Green Bay, WI 1995-1998
Customs Compliance Examiner / Shipping Clerk

• Checked shipping packages for proper accompanying documentation
• Answered customer inquiries concerning overseas shipping
• Trained new compliance examiners about company procedures
• Worked during college as a seasonal and part time shipping clerk
• Received, examined and routed customer packages
• Worked the retail counter accepting customer shipping and receiving payment
• Manned the information request email service for tracking customer packages


University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
BS in International Business Management, 1997

• Graduated in top 10 percent
• Merit Scholar
• Member Phi Beta Kappa
• Study Abroad - Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, courses in International Relations, International Marketing, Japanese Language, History and Culture.

Professional Organizations

• Professional Organization of Exporters and Importers
• The Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association
• Paper Industry Technical Association
• National Association of Export Companies

Community Involvement

• Red Cross International


• Fluent in Japanese, Korean and Mandarin Chinese.
• Conversational in Vietnamese, Cambodian and several other Chinese dialects.

Technical Skills

• MS Office Suite
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe InDesign

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