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International Customer Service Representative

Image  Help us build the DNA of tech.


Vishay manufactures one of the world's largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. We help the world's most in-demand technologies come to life. Every day our products touch your life and the lives of people across the world, though you likely do not know it. Come join us and help us build The DNA of tech.


Where You'll Work & the Scope:

Vishay Applied Thin-Film Products is currently seeking a full-time International Customer Service Representative responsible for export documentation, incoterms associated with entering orders that will ship out of the country, quoting, order entry, order management, help address any issues/disputes from the customers or clients by providing helpful information, answering questions, and responding to any complaints. 


How You'll Help Us Build the DNA of Tech:

  • Manage orders in accordance with Export Administration Regulations as they relate to Export Licenses, Entity List, Denied Party List and Commerce Control List
  • Keep up-to-date records for Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) submittal and approval and for orders placed that require Export Licenses to ship
  • Ensure that proper shipping and export documentation requirements are being met
  • Responsible for making decisions within corporate polices and guidelines
  • Proper handling of customer’s site drafts and cash in advance, to ensure not only the execution of the documents but to protect the financial interest of Vishay
  • Support the sales team with respect to assigned and account base of 150+ accounts, including many aerospace, defense, and international customers
  • Responsible for quoting, follow up on quotes, order entry and order management
  • Create RMAs, resolve pricing discrepancies and assist with expediting requests
  • Respond to a high volume of customer inquiries on a daily basis, by both phone and email in a fast-paced environment
  • May be required to perform other duties


Experience You'll Need:

  • High School diploma or equivalent,  AA or AS degree desirable
  • 5+ years of experience in customer service in an import/export working environment
  • Must have 3-4 years of international customer service experience
  • Familiar with ECCN and export licenses, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) controls and customer screenings
  • Well versed in international export documentation, financial instructions, regulations and compliance laws
  • Able to prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent customer care and focus; ability to assess customer’s needs and provide answers, paths, troubleshooting help, or methods for a positive customer experience
  • Able to respond quickly to customer issues, all with a polite, empathic, and professional voice and manner
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access proficiency a must
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation, with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must possess a highly-positive and service-oriented approach to work with both internal and external customers
  • Strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities required
  • Can be relied on to work with limited supervision at times and to follow through with tasks efficiently
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with constant change
  • Able to handle pressure with poise and tact




  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Paid time off
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement


This position requires access to information subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. As such, this position is open only to applicants who qualify as “U.S. Persons” according to U.S. federal law.


Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs including health care coverage, financial support programs and other resources designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally. Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.


 Vishay is an AAP and Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland