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Import Operations Senior Specialist

Plymouth, MN
Full Time
Trade Compliance
Senior Manager/Supervisor

The Trade Compliance Sr. Specialist will support import operations into the US and Canada; executing both high level and hands-on duties to ensure swift and compliant movement of goods. All such duties must be compliant with both US and Canadian customs requirements as well as the client’s Global Trade Policy.


  • Manage operations of and relationships with US and CA customs brokers via monthly meetings, QBRs, and broker scorecard.
  • Serve as escalation point for distressed import shipments into US and CA. Follow up each shipment with root cause analysis and establish improvement plans.
  • Lead the planning and execution of strategic initiatives while being an effective team player in cross-functional projects.
  • Support ad hoc shipments including carnets, special events, etc.
  • Oversee post-entry compliance procedures (track and ensure timely execution of self-corrections, CF28, CF29, etc.)
  • Liaise with Product Compliance on data requirements for Partner Government Agencies.
  • Maintain global verification of broker anti-corruption certifications.
  • Ongoing data collection / verification to ensure master entry detail database is complete and accurate.
  • Create and/or maintain Standard Operating Procedures for external service providers (setting clear expectations) and internal activities (ensuring streamlined repeatable processes).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years import trade compliance experience
  • 4-year degree in business or related field
  • Knowledge of US and CA entry procedures and requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • In-depth experience using Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and Outlook
  • Strong problem solving skills
  •  Preferred Qualifications:
  • US Customs Broker License

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