Customs Operations Manager

Porsche   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


11 - 15 years

Posted 62 days ago

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  • Manage the daily import/ export of all automotive parts and vehicles via air/ocean to ensure shipments are handled in accordance with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Canadian Border Services Agency(CBSA) and other government agency regulations as well as Porsche policies and procedure;
  • Manage and assign tariff classification to ensure accuracy of all imported products meet the applicable customs laws;
  • Supervise customer vehicle shipments that are transported via airfreight into the US or Canada;
  • Manage the process for all Special-Purpose vehicle shipments;
  • Arrange export bookings and Automated Export System (AES) filings for ocean freight returns;
  • Manage requests, approvals and reporting for all Partner Government Agencies (PGA's) for all North American Companies;
  • Supervise and process Customs issues for Porsche Canada border-crossing vehicle clearances including:
  • U.S. export documentation, Canadian import documentation, U.S. return documentation and Maintain Schedule VII renewals
  • Review and approve vendor invoices and maintain shipment entry packets for recordkeeping and audit purposes;
  • Interface with international and domestic partners, stakeholders, foreign subsidiaries, distributors, vendors, customs brokers and carriers to ensure compliance with all applicable import/export regulations;
  • Maintain the entry listing logs for compliance tracking on all vehicle types including special purpose;
  • Reconcile Periodic Monthly Statements (U.S. and CA Duty payment);
  • Provide guidance to Porsche user departments, Porsche AG, Porsche Canada and other Porsche subsidiaries on proper Customs procedures;
  • Support Internal Control Systems, perform internal Customs self-assessment audits utilizing the Automated Commercial Environment and Importer Trade Activity (ITRAC) reports and implement corrective actions and/or training;
  • Identify process gaps, drive continuous process improvement and automation;
  • Assist with the business case on implementing a Global Trade Management solution;
  • Prepare monthly KPI reports (ACE, monitor outstanding invoices and department transaction volumes);
  • Provide group support to US, CA and Germany to minimize risks ofimport and export activities;
  • Ensures trade and duty reduction programs comply with all customs laws and regulations;
  • Support CTPAT program to ensure Porsche's various supply chains are in accordance with the program requirements;



  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Logistics, or equivalent are of study;
  • U.S. Customs Brokerage License a plus.


  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience;
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience;
  • Minimum 5 years in the import/export Automotive industry;
  • Expert knowledge of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and classification principals;
  • Expert knowledge with PGA requirements such as; EPA, DOT, DOC, NHSTA, FCC, FDA, CPSC.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience coordinating and participating in import/export audits.
  • Familiar with U.S. Customs ACE system.
  • Must possess advanced computer skills and a strong understanding ofMS Excel and MS Power Point and SAP experience a plus.