Role & Responsibilities
- Knowledgeable of U.S. Customs Regulations (CFR 19) and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the US (HTS)
- Maintain HTS database.
- Stay up to date on US Customs regulations including NAFTA, USMCA and C-TPAT.
- Provide support to plant personnel which are directly and indirectly linked to import and export trade compliance.
- Work with customs broker
- Prepare and process import and export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, or procedures.
- Developing plans in order to mitigate duties and create cost avoidance associated with government regulations and changes.
- Acquire and utilize all available tools to identify risks in trade compliance and opportunities including valuation, drawbacks, assists, temporary imports, classifications, transaction values, import & export compliance and broker entry accuracy.
- Develop and implement customs broker evaluations.
- Manage the Customs ACE account.
- Review and update plant procedures for Customs Compliance manual as needed.
- Record savings and cost avoidance programs in the internal reporting system.
- Develop working knowledge of departmental procedures for oversight and continuous improvement.
- Able to work independently on special projects that require analytical & leadership skills.
- Assist department Supervisor with special projects.
- Monitor or trace the location of goods.
- Provide advice on transportation options, types of carriers, or shipping routes.
- Report on product content information in accordance with requirements of:
- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
- Corporate Average Fuel Economy Regulations (CAFE)
- American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA)
- Responsible for coordination of C-TPAT program, training, and communications with Customs
Required Skills & Strengths
- Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related field from a four year university
- 3+ years of Transportation, Freight, and Brokerage experience in a manufacturing environment
- Customs Broker License or Certified Export Specialist and/or experience in automotive manufacturing environment
- Strong knowledge of standard transportation import and export procedures and US D.O.T. requirements
- Experience working with freight forwarders
- Understanding of the Customs Entry process and brokerage/clearance requirements
- Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with a variety of high level corporate and government personnel, including senior management
- Flexibility to accommodate each facility’s need for process changes.
- Flexibility and understanding of working with foreign cultures.
- Proficiency in MS Office software
- Possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record
- Ability to see and hear (correctable)
- Ability to communicate verbally
- Ability to drive a vehicle
- Ability to travel
- Normal office hazards
- Hand tool hazards
- Limited heat, chemical, mechanical hazards
- Driving hazards
- Travel hazards related to commercial travel