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Office Clerk - Customs and Transportation

Primary LocationMontreal, Canada Job ID R101487 Apply

Patterson Dental is looking for a determined and resourceful person to join our dynamic team at the Montreal Distribution Centre (DC).

Major Duties:


  • Maintain appropriate inventories for the Montreal DC and Patterson branches by placing purchases of shipping supplies and office supplies at the various suppliers.
  • Enter stationery orders and invoices in Access (stationery system).
  • Approve stationery vendor invoices and building expenses.
  • Conduct annual stationery inventory.


  • Approve transportation invoices for the Montreal DC.
  • Track transportation invoices from all Patterson branches.
  • Submit and track damaged delivery claims to carriers.
  • Assist branches and DC with any transportation and customs issues by providing commercial invoices and FDA documentation required for inbound and outbound.


  • Verify and approve Livingston invoices for Champlain NY shipments. It is necessary to understand the different HS codes and read the B3 forms in order to be able to justify the customs duties charged.
  • Provide daily missing information for Livingston Champlain imports (copies of commercial invoices and country of origin).
  • Keep up-to-date the USMCA (Certificate of Origin) list.

Job qualifications:

  • B.A. in accounting or other field, or relevant experience.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and French skills.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills as well as good analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Rigorous, independent and able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of SAP software is an asset.
  • Accounting multi-skilled person.


Patterson n’est pas juste un simple lieu de travail, c’est un partenaire qui se soucie de votre succès.

L’une des marques distinctives de Patterson, ce sont les personnes de talent qui incarnent notre culture  ̶  être axés sur les gens, en constante évolution et centrés sur les résultats. La croissance professionnelle abonde dans cet environnement de travail motivant. Nous reconnaissons l’apport positif de la diversité des talents et des expériences de nos employés et nous croyons qu’ils bâtissent une organisation plus forte et prospère.

Patterson Dentaire est à la recherche d’une personne déterminée et débrouillarde afin de compléter son équipe dynamique au Centre de distribution (CD) de Montréal.

Fonctions essentielles :

Achat :

  • Maintenir les inventaires adéquats selon les besoins du CD de Montréal et des succursales Patterson en effectuant des achats de fournitures d'expédition et d'articles de bureau auprès des différents fournisseurs.
  • Entrer les commandes et les factures de papeterie dans Access (système de papeterie).
  • Approuver les factures des fournisseurs de papeterie et les dépenses de la bâtisse.
  • Effectuer l’inventaire annuelle de la papeterie.

Transport :

  • Approuver les factures de transport pour le DC de Montréal.
  • Effectuer le suivi des factures de transport de toutes les succursales de Patterson.
  • Soumettre et faire le suivi des réclamations de livraisons endommagées auprès des transporteurs.
  • Assister les succursales et le CD pour tous problèmes au niveau du transport et des douanes en leur fournissant les factures commerciales et les documents de FDA nécessaires à l’entrant et sortant.

Douanes :

  • Vérifier et approuver les factures Livingston des envois de Champlain NY. Il est nécessaire de comprendre les différents codes HS et lire les formulaire B3 afin d’être en mesure de justifier les droits de douanes facturés.
  • Fournir quotidiennement les informations manquantes pour les importations de Livingston Champlain (copies des factures commerciales et pays d'origine).
  • Tenir à jour la liste des USMCA (certificats des origines).


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