Trade Compliance Manager
Location: San Jose, CA
Employee Type: Full-Time Contractor
Industry: Import/Export Compliance
Manages Others: No
Job Type: Salaried
Education: Bachelor's Degree (desired, not required)
Experience: Three Years Minimum
Are you a trade compliance expert who can manage a broad range of
responsibilities in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment? We are looking for
“boots-on-the-ground” support to help our client maintain its compliance
footing. As the Trade Compliance Manager, you will serve as the “go-to” resource
for all things import and export – interacting with employees at all levels of
the organization, while working both independently and with other members of the
Legal, Contracts, Finance and Sales teams. This is a full-time, contract
position located in San Jose, California for an initial term of six months.
This position will report to the General Manager of our client’s San Jose, CA
facility and the Export Solutions Vice President of Operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Responsible for remaining knowledgeable of and applying a wide variety
of U. S. Import and Export regulations, (i.e. Export Administration
Regulations, International Traffic in Arms, U.S. Customs, Food and Drug
- Perform Restricted Party Screening as required for all export and import
related activities, (i.e. International Travel Authorizations, Visitor
Requests, Teleconferences, etc.), and participate in the review of such
transactions within the organization.
- Participate in product jurisdiction and classifications reviews for all
- Responsible for the preparation of license applications, (i.e. EAR
and/or ITAR), to include obtaining all pertinent supporting documentation to
- Monitor the preparation of all export shipment and invoicing
documentation, as well as reviewing the transmission of such export
information via the Automated Export System (AES) and UPS Worldship and/or
Federal Express Ship Manager software, or to a specified designated freight
- Resolve any AES issue/issues that may result internally or with freight
forwarders in a timely manner.
- Responsible for the preparation of all import clearance checklists for
the Customs Broker, to include a review of product
jurisdiction/classifications, duty rates, applicability of duty-free entry,
valuation issues, country of origin, NAFTA and other Free Trade Agreement
issues of imported commodities.
- Provide guidance to and coordinate Imports with all functional areas
including Supply Chain, Program Management, Transportation and Logistics,
- Monitor import shipments for vendor invoicing/billing accuracy.
Communicate all errors; research and communicate variances according to
compliance guidelines to responsible parties both internally and externally.
- Maintain and administer Certificates of Origin pertaining to special
trade programs, or other governmental agency certificates, (i.e. Food & Drug
Administration and Federal Communications Commission), as they pertain to
all products being imported from overseas suppliers.
- Responsible for monitoring product jurisdictions, classifications,
Country of Origin, Harmonized Tariff and Schedule B codes in Item Master and
providing corrections to these in a timely manner.
- Oversee activities with U.S. Customs Brokers and freight forwarders,
including audit and verification of Import/Export documents, such as 7501’s,
SLIs, AWBs, Commercial Invoices and Manufacturing Affidavits, and expedite
clearance of shipments that have been delayed by U.S. Customs.
- Coordinate and participate in periodic formal assessments of the
division and plant activities to ensure that policies and procedures are
properly followed and that all activities and transactions are following the
appropriate import/export laws.
- Assist the Corporate Trade Compliance Manager with the investigation and
documentation of any export or import violation.
- Assist with miscellaneous projects and reporting requests as needed.
Minimum three (3) years of Import/Export compliance experience with
progressively more complex responsibilities. Prefer experience in EAR/Customs
regulations, licensing, and knowledgeable in other international trade
compliance areas such as the ITAR, FCPA, Anti-boycott and OFAC.
Knowledgeable in SNAP-R, DTRADE, or other licensing applications
- Associates and/or Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience in
- Maintain ongoing knowledge of all export/import regulations by attending
local or national seminars, webinars, or other types of applicable
- General bookkeeping procedures knowledge, including Accounts Receivable.
- Proficiency in relevant computer applications, including, but not
limited to Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL NEED:
- A broad range of experience in import/export compliance issues
- Close attention to detail and accuracy
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
- The ability to work independently
- Confidence and experience working with people at all levels of an
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills
If you have what it takes to succeed in this role, please send your resume
and any other relevant information to Emmalie Armstrong, Client Operations
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