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Trade Compliance Program Manager

Cupertino, CA
Full Time
Trade Compliance
Mid Level

We are looking for an outstanding individual with integrity, personal accountability, can-do thinking, a focus on partnership, and a commitment to excellence. If you exemplify our values and want to be part of something BIG, contact us today.

Key Qualifications

  • 5 years classifying in accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, or equivalent. Strong HTS classification and analytical skills are required.
  • Adept in quantitative (statistical) analysis; proficient in analyzing regulations, experience with analyzing and interpreting data, and operational improvement.
  • Knowledgeable with computer software (Excel, Filemaker Pro, Word, SAP, etc.) with experience managing Trade Compliance Systems Automation Projects. Strong skills in SAP is a plus.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills, detail oriented, and a positive attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills. Including ability to resolve/research complex and routine issues with business divisions, suppliers, brokers and U.S. CBP.
  • Self-motivated – both, a strong teammate; ability to work independently and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to deal with multiple complex and sensitive matters simultaneously, and ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Knowledge of US Customs programs – including CFR, Customs’ Classification, Importer Self-Assessment (ISA), FTZs, Protests, Antidumping and Countervailing duty orders, and PGAs (e.g. FDA, EPA) requirements.
  • Broker’s License a plus but not required.


  • Primary job responsibility will be to research and classify products and materials, with a high level of accuracy, in accordance with the tariff, Other Government Agencies and other related requirements. You lead the process of assigning and maintaining HTS code classifications and providing support globally. You are expected to become a resident expert, utilizing and providing guidance on global classification system and processes.
  • Work closely with other members of the Global Trade Compliance (GTC) team to review, audit, classify and manage the automated system of parts and products globally.
  • Build and maintain expeditious and accurate communication flows between internal and external customers regarding customs classification process.
  • Participate in the development of training with the purpose of educating various internal groups on the tariff classification system. Provide guidance and training to GTC on how to access data, classify, run reports and share data. Provide guidance to the greater community on the classification system to meet specific business needs.
  •  Contribute to the development of other global trade compliance initiatives identified in support of trade facilitation and regulatory compliance.
  • Support the daily trade compliance operations, including clearance of shipments by working with various business organizations and providing compliance information and instruction to the customs brokers.
  • Assist with various departmental projects by providing technical expertise. Projects may include support for: FTZ, CTPAT, protests, Ozone-Depleting Chemical Excise Tax, Reconciliation, HTS classification, Importer Self-Assessment, Audits, Broker paperless audit report project, broker payment, duty drawback, protest, procedure documentation. You will be participated in Global projects and strategic initiatives as directed by the programs/projects group or manager.


We are looking for a hardworking Global Trade Compliance (GTC) Individual Contributor to join our team and support our growing and evolving infrastructure. You will be responsible for supporting the global classification program and executing on a broad range of import compliance matters in support of trade facilitation. You will work directly with Operations, Procurement, Engineering, Finance, Material data management, Suppliers and a variety of global internal businesses partners to drive trade compliance across the supply chain.

Education & Experience

BA/BS degree preferred

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