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International Trade Compliance Specialist - 3388

Ashland, MA

Posted: 05/05/2023 Industry: Professional and Administration Job Number: 15599

Job Description

Connexion’s mission is to provide "best in class" services to job seekers. We strive to achieve excellence in job placement, staffing, and recruiting services, while treating candidates with the professionalism and respect they deserve.

Title: International Trade Compliance Specialist
Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering

Compensation, Benefits, and Employment Type
  • Duration: 6 month contract, possible temp to perm
  • Pay rate: $30-$32/hr
  • Job Location: Ashland -or- Boston, MA
    • Training will take place 100% onsite, then hybrid 2 days onsite, 3 remote.
  • Schedule: M-F, standard business hours
  • Job#: bh15599

In order to set expectations and to the extent permitted by applicable law, please note that if an applicant is hired for this position, the applicant will be required to prove that the applicant has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire, subject to any qualified religious or medical exemptions. Please note that the employer reserves its rights to mandate additional vaccine requirements at any time.

Role Purpose
This position is responsible for ensuring the Import & Export compliance programs are effective and abide by the applicable governmental rules and regulations. This position is responsible for overseeing the daily import/export compliance activity for all U.S locations. This position will work closely with the site’s purchasing and engineering teams with import/export classifications; ensure compliance with other U.S. government requirements (FDA, FCC, TSCA); and the documentation and expediting of goods.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Customs Compliance
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for the customs brokers and freight forwarders for products manufactured in the US as it relates to compliance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), Commerce Control List (CCL), Other Government Agency Requirements (FDA, USDA, etc.) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
    • Assist the Manager, Customs Compliance with maintaining the Import compliance (IMS) procedures as they relate to customs broker and freight forwarder management and conduct training around those procedures.
    • Respond timely to day-to-day brokerage inquiries for the US sites (track and trace) and include missing or incomplete information. Manage HTS broker database
    • Assist with research, evidence collection and response for Gov't audits, inquiries, disclosures, and corrective actions.
    • Understand the CBP valuation methodologies and be able to troubleshoot and respond to valuation inquiries.
    • Assist the CTC Department with researching, developing, and maintaining Free Trade Agreements.
    • Familiarity with Sanctioned Party, Denied Party, and embargo screening.
    • Familiarity of Red Flag issues and the review process.
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for the ITC Centralized Team when it comes to classification efforts for the America’s.
    • Maintain broker/forwarder and internal process SOPs; measure the brokers against those procedures.
  • Trade Operations
    • Support and work with Logistics, Supply-chain, and Procurement departments to establish compliant processes and procedures while meeting customer delivery expectations.
    • Assist all U.S Site with AES filing requirements and FF management.
    • Assist with the tracking, reporting and corrective action of KPIs.
    • Support End of Quarter activities to support revenue recognition.
    • Support and assist with the development and implementation of internal controls related to new products, tradelines or for corrective actions needed as an outcome of an audit.
    • Initial contact point for shipment issues, problem identification and assist with implementing corrective actions.
    • Use ACE reporting and Broker Management systems to offer insight into the compliance status in the America’s.
    • Ensure that records are maintained according to company procedures and regulatory requirements.
    • Participate in global meetings to represent the America’s site’s compliance activities.
    • Maintain knowledge by attending seminars and research new regulations and policies which may affect the site.
    • Conduct Quarterly compliance update meetings with ITC Compliance Advocates in the Americas.
    • Lead ad-hoc project or continuous improvement efforts.
  • Trade Automation (SAP GTS, TMS, ACE)
    • Assist with troubleshooting and issue resolution.
    • Primary point of contact for reporting issues in the America’s
    • ACE familiarity, back up Manager, Customs Compliance on ACE reporting.

  • 2-4 years’ work experience.
  • Experience preferred in same or similar function or supporting role.
  • Knowledge of Import and Export trade regulations (Broker License and/or Certifications (CCS/CES) is a plus).
  • Experience using SAP and/or SAP Global Trade Services is a plus.

Other Skills Sets
  • Excellent project management and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a team environment and supervise when needed.

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