SUMMARY: The Customs & Trade Compliance Manager will have responsibility for international trade compliance. This person will maintain internal policies and procedures, develop and implement training, and perform audits to ensure import/export activities are in line with applicable regulatory requirements throughout the organization. In addition, the person will provide expert guidance in all areas of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Import Regulations to insure compliance with all applicable laws governing imported and exported merchandise. This manager must effectively work in a cross-functional manner with distribution centers, materials management, domestic transportation & logistics, company supply partners, and others as needed.
JOB TITLE: Manager, Customs & Trade Compliance
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
(Other duties may be assigned)
Manage all regulatory compliance aspects of the import and export functions, including classification, valuation, reconciliation, marking and preferential tariff programs.
Oversee Self Filing and Importer Security filing (ISF) program for import entries.
Classify imported merchandise under tariff codes.
Administer import training programs to associates and maintain/develop documentation for policies and procedures.
Interface with CBP Brokers and respond to all inquiries.
Monitor regulatory and legislative changes, collect and analyze compliance Key Performance Indicators, and report regularly to upper management.
Develop and implement continuing improvements that promote cost-effective trade compliance initiatives.
Identify, develop and implement business process improvements as they relate to international trade compliance.
Perform compliance audits and identify areas of trade compliance risk.
Implement and manage all CBP programs, including Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
Lead and/or participate in projects requiring import functional expertise as well as manage export compliance requirements.
Assists in maintaining a safe and healthy condition on company property to achieve the best working environment possible for all employees and visitors.
Performs duties in compliance with company policies and procedures.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
Performs other assignments as requested or as business needs require.
May direct and supervises the activities of up to 2 subordinates and is directly responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these employees. Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Cost controls, safe environment and housekeeping are key elements of this position.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree or work experience
Excellent written and verbal skills
Excel, Word, PowerPoint
5 – 10 years of related experience
Working knowledge, but not required, of JDEdwards, HighJump
Brokerage License, US customs Experience and Customs Compliance Focused Assessment/ISA Experience