Senior Analyst Trade Compliance
Temporary to Full Time
The incumbent is expected to be an interface between freight forwarders,
Government agencies, customs brokers and Company affiliates in regard to trade
compliance. This person will be responsible for the following key areas: Expert
knowledge of, & ability to apply laws and regulations related to trade
compliance business activity in the Americas; must be proficient working with,
and the requirements of, trade authorities globally; must be proficient working
with compliance software and SAP; audits of import and export documentation,
recordkeeping, and classification of internationally shipped goods. Must be able
to think strategically and drive large scale projects to completion.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ideate and Implement Compliance Activities
- Lead projects and execute import/export compliance program - activities
may include, but are not limited to, creation and implementation of programs
to comply with customs regulations across US, CA, MX, valuation, assist
tracking, CTPAT, and roll-out and training of associates on new trade
- Ensure continuous improvement of compliance activities through
leadership of cross-segment and cross-functional projects.
- Manage relationship with customs brokers and freight forwarders. Act as
primary business stakeholder and collaborate with C@MTT on brokerage
- Perform audits of Free Trade Agreement forms to ensure compliance with
FTA programs including but not limited to NAFTA, Korea, Chile, CAFTA, and
US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Ensure eligibility and record retention
requirements are met. May generate FTA certificates.
- Communicate new requirements to associates via training, newsletters,
and SOP creation
- Utilize Trade Compliance Software to perform audits of import/export
entries, and where software may not be utilized, complete manual audits of
import/export requirements, developing .xls tools where needed.
- Monitor procedures used by other manufacturing facilities and vendors to
ensure compliance with U.S. and other governmental trade regulations.
- Perform investigations pertaining to trade compliance with applicable
import/ export laws.
- Conduct audits to ensure compliance with import/export documentation
- Other audit activities as assigned by the Trade Compliance Manager or
- Update the Customs Compliance SharePoint as needed.
- Create and update SOPís to ensure documented policies reflect current
- 2nd Level review of HTS classification of items and maintenance of
classification database in accordance with Customs procedures.
- Manage broker performance and participate in broker reviews.
- Respond to business/SME requests for assistance and provide internal
- Continue skill development in project management, trade compliance and
- Identify new procedures/methods to continuously improve and expedite
clearance and cost avoidance for import/export shipments
Additional Job Details:
DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPACT
- Facilitate resolution of and make decisions regarding trade compliance
issues and problems that arise in connection with business activities
involving Company units
- Drive and ideate programs to identify and implement cost savings
opportunities, including tariff risk mitigation.
- Provide expert consultations to internal customers on import/export
requirements, tariff systems and other customs-related matters to mitigate
- Ideate corrective actions in response to audit results and hold
affiliates, suppliers, and brokers accountable for compliance.
- Create and execute business procedures, best practices and internal
controls necessary to ensure customs compliance to minimize business and
legal risk, including creation of SOP's and documented procedures.
- Bachelor's degree Solid computer skills; proficiency in SAP Preferred:
Bachelor's degree in International Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, or
- Customs Brokers License, Expertise in Excel, Trade Attorney Related
- Minimum: 5 years of international logistics and trade compliance in
consumer products or food manufacturing environment OR Customs brokerage
Preferred: Experience working with FDA products or USDA, project manager
experience, export controls experience, meat or agricultural experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Minimum: Effective communicator; excellent oral
and written communication skills Sound interpersonal skills enabling the
incumbent to work effectively within cross-functional teams.
Leadership skills - Standing Alone, Decision Quality, Comfort with Ambiguity,
Problem Solving, Conflict Management, Peer Relationships Expert level Trade
Compliance and Logistics knowledge Preferred: Chemical, food, Meat, USDA
experience, machinery classification expertise + global FTA knowledge. 3 years
experience in export controls.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform extensive typing
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