Export/Import Specialist: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:24)
David Moons works as a liaison between manufacturers in China and India and companies like Amazon and Staples.
Export/Import Specialist: Career Beginnings (00:32)
Moons studied market research and data analytics at business school and worked for a corporation before joining his family's import/export business in St. Louis.
Export/Import Specialist: Keys for Success (00:55)
For importing, Moons recommends finding a product you are passionate about and connecting to people with similar interests. For exporting, find consumers wanting to purchase the product and set up a distribution network.
Export/Import Specialist: Education and Certification Requirements (01:05)
Moons says you can run a small business without a degree or special training—as long as you are passionate about it. His import/export company partners have business and legal experience.
Export/Import Specialist: Workplace Atmosphere (01:23)
Moons works at a small import/export office and travels to visit customers in the U.S., India, and China. He enjoys working with his father and brother in law, and tries to create a pleasant atmosphere for employees.
Export/Import Specialist: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:46)
Moons recommends young people to follow their passion—rather than money—to achieve job satisfaction in the business field.
Export/Import Specialist: A Day on the Job (01:09)
Working in an import/export family business, Moons can prioritize spending time with his children. He works with customers on building business plans and selling products, and works with employees on improving efficiency.
Export/Import Specialist: Industry Goals and Services (00:48)
Moons' import/export business works to bring environmentally friendly home decorum products into people's houses.
Export/Import Specialist: Industry Challenges (01:09)
As an import/export specialist, Moon enjoys building trust between people of different nationalities, but relationships can be difficult due to political and economic changes. He hopes it will be financially viable to source U.S. manufactured products in the future.
Export/Import Specialist: Looking at the Future (01:12)
Moons sells products to retailers. Ten years ago, big box stores were abundant. His import/export business is positioned to respond to online consumer shopping trends.
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