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Customs and Foreign Trade Specialist (275946)BeachwoodOhio.

Customs and Foreign Trade Specialist (275946)

Beachwood | Ohio | United States | 44122

General Summary:

The Customs & Foreign Trade Specialist will assist the Customs & Foreign Trade Manager with ensuring compliance with Customs and other governmental agency requirements; adhering to company’s import, export and cross-border policies/procedures and educating internal team members on same; performing product compliance/classification reviews; monitoring Customs broker and freight forwarder activities/partnerships; conducting internal audits and government reporting procedures; and performing special projects related to Free Trade Agreements, C-TPAT, Duty Drawback, etc. This role must understand and enforce Customs & Trade laws, policies, and best practices, while helping to identify opportunities to make day-to-day operations more efficient and reduce applicable duties and tax implications.


• Work closely with freight forwarders and Customs brokers regarding classification, duty rates, documentation requirements, tracking to ensure efficiency and compliance for export declarations, import entries/reconciliations

• Work proactively and provide guidance to internal departments to ensure international business activities are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations

• Respond to CBP and US Census Bureau requests; manage shipment seizures, inquires, or investigations

• Release Trade Blocks for export orders

• Monitor foreign trade developments (embargos, sanctions, EAR, OFAC, etc.) for import and export controls

• Audit service provider invoices for Customs & Foreign Trade activities

• Engage with Duty Drawback consultant and provide needed data/reports to maximize company eligible benefits

• Handle Customs duty payment/reconciliation activities

• Maintain import and export related master data (SAP ERP, SAP-S/4 HANA GTS)

• Record Retention activities/coordination

• Perform special projects or other duties as required


• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Experience with Import / Export / Cross-Border processes and compliance to Customs regulations required

• Understanding of U.S. Customs and other relevant government agencies

• Working knowledge of Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Harmonized Tariff System

• Experience with Customs security initiatives (C-TPAT / PIP) preferred

• Knowledge of NAFTA / FTA requirements and procedures

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Must be resourceful, flexible, organized, detail-oriented, and team-oriented

• Strong attention to detail

• Proficient in Microsoft Office

• Strong SAP experience is required

• S4 Hana experience is a big plus

• Cross-functional experience in Supply Chain and Customer Care is preferred

• Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (days); some overtime will be required, but it will be limited.

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