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Customs & Trade Compliance Manager

Location: Atlanta, GA
Job Level: Management
Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
Travel: Not Specified
Level of Education: BA/BS
Position ID: 85329-250909

Job Description

Carter's, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in the United States and Canada of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through nearly 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States and Canada and on-line at,, and The Company's Just One You, Precious Firsts, and Genuine Kids brands are available at Target, its Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, and its Simple Joys brand is available on The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carter's is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. If you dream of working with innovative colleagues who support and inspire you, Count on Carter's.

  • Responsible for garments classification (HTS tariff codes) and build good relationship with sourcing teams
  • Interactive with Supply Chain IT to automate current business processes (eg. Product Lifecycle Management system)
  • Develop and maintain global standard framework for processes and procedures (Custom Compliance Manual)
  • Communicate effectively and attend meetings with U.S. customs (audits), brokers and vendors
  • Resolve issues and be intermediary between Carters and third parties (customs, vendors, etc.)
  • Manage and train department staff and review their work (ACE, etc,,)
  • Advise/ be actively involved with international and supply chain teams regarding import requirements for multiple countries
  • Work closely with the supply chain organization to help implement product cost reduction programs (dutiable base reduction, duty drawback, free trade zones(FTZs), etc.)

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience managing customs and international trade compliance programs
  • Brokerage license required
  • University degree or significant business experience
  • Previous experience as a Customs Officer is a plus
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills with an emphasis on accuracy
  • Must be honest and dependable
  • In depth understanding of U. S. Customs Rules & Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Codes and requirements
  • Solid communication and negotiation skills with management and third parties
  • Must have the ability to read and understand complex import/export rules and regulations and apply them to business process and operations

Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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