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Trade Compliance Associate Manager

Pleasant Prairie, WI
Full Time
Trade Compliance


Manage Trade Compliance program to ensure compliance with US import laws and regulations. This includes ownership of the US import broker relationships and performance, US customs communication, reporting from ACE and auditing processes. Supervising the development of a team of trade compliance employees is also required.


  • Accountability for the Customs Brokers used for all overseas import shipments into the US. Leading recurring meetings, monitoring performance, implementing process improvements and conducting audits to ensure accuracy of entries.
  • Responsibility as primary contact for communication with US Customs on all inquiries and questionnaires and coordinating the required research necessary for responses.
  • Interface with senior leadership and internal departments (Human Resources, Transportation, IT, Merchandising, etc.) to ensure all processes are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, business models and product lines.
  • Develop and communicate monthly and quarterly reporting and metrics to senior leadership and internal stakeholders.
  • Grow compliance awareness within the organization. Provide compliance training as needed.
  • Assist with strategic projects to improve efficiency, compliance risk and cost reduction initiatives for the organization.
  • Oversight of documentation, manuals, and procedures as they relate to the Customs regulations, other agency government requirements, and business procedures.
  • Lead and develop a team of trade compliance direct reports.
  • Establish and monitor internal audit processes. Conduct regular trade compliance process reviews and internal audits across operating units to assure trade compliance effectiveness and identify areas of weakness for improvement.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the activities enumerated above.


  • Bachelorís Degree required.
  • US Customs Broker License Strongly Preferred.
  • 5-7 years experience in a company with heavy US import volume.
  • Supervisory/Managerial experience a plus.
  • In depth trade compliance knowledge with import trade documentation including, HTS Classification, Country of Origin and proper valuation methods.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Canada and Mexico Trade Compliance experience a plus.


  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization skills and detail oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to lead and manage an experienced team.
  • Excellent business judgment and strategic thinking.


  • Required to stand, sit, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally lift and or move up to 10 lbs.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • Travel as required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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