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

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to see and hear (correctable)
  • Ability to communicate verbally
  • Ability to drive a vehicle
  • Ability to travel

Potential Hazards:

  • Normal office hazards
  • Hand tool hazards
  • Limited heat, chemical, mechanical hazards
  • Driving hazards
  • Travel hazards related to commercial travel


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