Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee the process of import/export transactions, manages compliance and assesses best practices for reporting, documentation and recordkeeping.
- Assist with automation of processes and reports for internal and external reporting.
- Audit and classify product according to the General Rules of Interpretation and Harmonized Tariff Schedules and assists with maintaining classification databases.
- Oversee processes concerning free trade activities; including Foreign-Trade Zone(s), Maquiladora/IMMEX, bonded warehouse and other related programs.
- Review and audit customs valuation, including First Sale Rule, assists, and all other methods for customs valuation of imports and exports.
- Prepare documentation to support the importing and exporting of materials and applicable benefits and risks in the countries of import and export.
- Research and monitor local laws, regulations, procedures and applicable benefits related to import transactions; prepares summaries of new regulations for review by team members; distributes updates and summaries to appropriate supply chain and business unit contacts.
- Communicate with brokers, forwarders, external vendors and customers to ensure that the organization has appropriate supporting documentation and consistent compliance with regulations.
- Analyze import and export activities to ensure the company does not violate any restrictions on trade compliance activities.
- Execute team processes as directed and provides input into process improvements related to immediate area of influence.
- Manage a diverse workload which may include changes in priorities and responsibilities. Organize and document business processes, activities performed, perform needed actions, and quality enhancements.
- Review and audit products and documents for Anti-dumping/Countervailing and other Non-Tariff duty applicability.
- Provide guidance to internal business units regarding international shipping documents; including commercial invoices, certificates of origin, Free Trade Agreements, favorable origin preference programs, and other related trade documents. Provides training and guidance on trade compliance activities related to internal departments.
- Develop and manage processes for compliance programs and initiatives, reviews existing processes for efficiency and supports the implementation of systems automation.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills (verbal & written); with the ability to solve complex challenges
- Excellent organizational skills
- Accountable and takes ownership with the ability to perform with little or no guidance
- Willing to take leadership role and be a resource to others within the organization
- Analyze Issues - Gathers relevant information systematically; considers a broad range of issues or factors; grasps complexities and perceives relationships among problems or issues; seeks input from others; uses accurate logic in analyses.
- Knowledgeable about the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and rules of classification of products as well as the applicable implications of a code determination.
- Knowledgeable about Export Control Classification Numbers and applicable license determination.
- Customs Compliance Continuous Improvement and Control -- ability to recognize improvement and control opportunities within Trade Compliance, including advising, auditing, quality control and continuous improvement skills
- Understanding and applying customs regulations, how regulations affect the duties paid, value added tax (VAT) implications.
- Understands governmental regulations to maintain compliance and retain trade privileges.
- Thoroughness and Accuracy -- ability to be detail oriented, either written, orally, or presented. Able to break down requirements to task levels to achieve project level accomplishment. Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved. Provides accurate, consistent information on all documents. Provides information in a useable form and on a timely basis to others who need to act on it.
- Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, International Business or similar field
- LCB, CCS/CCLS, CGBP CUSECO or similar certification preferred
- At least 10 years of experience in trade compliance or closely related field
- Intermediate knowledge of ERP Business Systems, Global Trade Compliance software and Transportation Management Systems
- Intermediate knowledge in Word, Excel, Access, Adobe, SharePoint and other productivity applications.