KIK Custom Products

International Transportation Planner

Job Location US-FL-Auburndale
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/8/2018 12:37 PM)
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COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods ("CPG"), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion household and personal care, over-the-counter, and pool additives categories, we maintain close relationships with over 70 global CPG customers and virtually every relevant major North American retailer. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise. KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.


KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.


KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.


KIK Consumer Brands – Automotive Division

Our Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. We develop, manufacture and market antifreeze/coolant and other automotive functional fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Prestone® is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant in North America. Other brands in our Automotive Care business include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America).


KIK Consumer Brands – Personal Care Division

Our Personal Care business markets the Bullfrog®, Ocean Potion® and No-Ad® Sun and Skin Care brands, as well as private label. We develop, design and manufacture products from concept to store shelf in many different packaging formats supporting our strategic Personal Care initiatives.


KIK Consumer Brands – Hospitality Division

Our Hospitality business, operating as Marietta Hospitality, is a leading North American provider of guest amenities supplying several national and international hotel chains and resorts with single-use personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, body wash and bar soap. Our Marietta Hospitality business also partners with leading brands to offer custom amenity programs to our hotel and resort customers.



The KIK Traffic Team makes sure physical deliveries of raw materials and finished goods happen compliantly and on schedule. As a member of the team you will help provide operational import/export compliance guidance to business units and help manage customs brokers, freight forwarders and other logistics service providers to ensure that shipments are delivered at the lowest total cost for the company whilst attaining acceptable service levels.

You will often partner with internal and external partners to develop new policies and processes to meet compliance guidelines.


Essential Job Functions



  • Take ownership of the end to end import/export of shipments taking initiative to investigate and solve issues which arise on both origin and destination sides of the equation.
  • Arranges import/export bookings with carriers.
  • Issue manual import/export paperwork as needed.
  • Obtain and approve ocean and airfreight rates
  • Responsible for accurate order entry, and oversight of customer orders, special instructions and change requests.
  • Expertise in order date management to ensure accuracy of all incoming orders.
  • Release shipments to forwarders complete with all necessary information.
  • Schedule pre-booking of containers for import/export, balance costs, warehouse capabilities and lead times of various container options. (20’, 40’, port selection etc.)
  • Identify and execute opportunities to consolidate shipments for increased utilization.
  • Maintain expertize of regulations applicable to import/export.
  • Prepare application for and administer simple and complex export licenses, agreements and amendments as required by regulations.
  • Maintain excellent communication with forwarders monitoring progress of all shipments. Timely communicate problems to ordering countries.
  • Generate reports for OTC, total lead time, total volume, transportation costs, container utilization and inventory in transit.
  • Maintain up to date process map of all activities, responsibilities, contacts and SOP for assigned areas of the world.
  • Develop, maintain and amend current KIK Import/Export Compliance policies and procedures to comply with all regulations.
  • Responsible for ensuring application for applicable approvals, authorizations and licenses in order to properly import/export KIK products or other items.
  • Monitor, assist and provide training to KIK staff with regards to the interpretation of importing/exporting laws and regulations and applicable policies and procedures and product classification.
  • Monitor compliance with approved licenses and agreements and track licenses for renewal or re-submittal
  • Assist with updating/ auditing product SKU information as needed
  • Execute special projects as assigned by Management
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed




Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or other relevant field or relevant work experience.

Five or more years of import and export compliance (INCOTERMS, Shipping Documents etc.). International customer service experience is a plus.

  • Experience with Transportation Management Systems (TMS) preferred.
  • Import/Export certification or other training is preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of IMDG, IATA, Hazmat, Harmonized Codes, NAFTA, CAFTA, Certificates of Origin and International Regulation Compliance.
  • Must have a high level of attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and meet specific goals and deadlines.
  • Experience working in a fast paced business with frequent and rapid priority changes.
  • Strong experience working in a collaborative, cross functional environment, both domestic and international.
  • High skill sets with MS Office applications – Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, Word, and Project.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral, action and results oriented, flexible, hardworking, team player and motivator.  
  • The skills required to be successful in this position vary to the extent that the role is heavily positioned to execute daily operations analysis and reporting required to meet customer expectations and to support the optimal configuration of the business. The preferred individual will have a strong ability to work cross-functionally with a diverse team and customer base as well as clearly articulate technical solutions in relevant terms to both the team and customer. This role will also require a high degree of logical aptitude.


A Career with KIK Offers:

KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.



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