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Customs and Trade Compliance Manager in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 5/23/2018

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The primary responsibility of the Customs and Trade Compliance Manager is to manage import/export operations, customs and trade compliance for ATD and its affiliate businesses. Responsible for US Customs entry and supports the development of ATD’s customs and trade compliance program and infrastructure. Subject matter expert on import/export processes, customs and trade compliance, HTS item classification, tariff/duty exposure, valuation, recordkeeping, and reporting. Scope of responsibility includes customs broker relationship management, driving reduction of customs cost, risk mitigation, and international trade market intelligence.

Primary Responsibilities:                                                          

  • Supplier Relationship Management, customs brokerage
  • Single Point of Contact for daily execution of Import/Export, Customs and Trade Compliance matters.
  • Manages Customs Broker and supports access across the organization as needed
  • Supports Indirect Sourcing Team in defining sourcing criteria for Customs
  • Brokerage, key participant in RFP processes as needed.
  • Manages/Lead effort as needed to identify errors and process Post Entry
  • Amendment/Post Summary Corrections as needed to resolve.
  • Responsible for development, integration and management of Standard Operational Procedures
  • Maintenance of master product classification matrix
  • Development and tracking against Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements
  • Partner with Import Logistics Manager in managing interface between Custom Broker, Carriers or Forwarder and Product Suppliers
  • Optimize communication and timely handling of inbound/outbound shipments.
  • Ensure content of Packing List, Commercial Invoice provides required information accurately.
  • Compliance Management, subject matter expert for Trade Compliance, Customs Duty/Bonds, Marine Cargo Insurance, etc.
  • Ensures proper product classification for imports, Partnering with Product Directors, Suppliers and Customs Broker
  • Supports the development of ATD’s customs and trade compliance program, including:
  • Development and implementation of a trade compliance manual
  • Management of record retention
  • Exploration of compliance certifications CTPAT, ISA, etc.
  • Manages/leads efforts to support customs audits as necessary (internal/compliance based) or as required by US CBP.
  • Liaison between US CBP and the business
  • Supports the evaluation and development of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) facilities within ATD’s Supply Chain Network.
  • Market Intelligence
  • Monitors Market/Trade activity & reports on potential disruptions or changes in Trade Conditions.                                                                       
  • Holds Broker responsible to achieve ATD’s compliance standards and SOP
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to navigate the organization to lead daily execution and support the broader development of a Trade Compliance program.
  • Commitment to tasks and goals set forth by management team.

Key Partners (Positions):

  • Import Logistics Manager
  • Sr. Director/Manager – Indirect Spend
  • Director International Supply Chain
  • Product Directors for Proprietary Brands
  • ATD’s Legal Department

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You:                                  

  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree preferred or 5 years of experience in import/export, customs/trade compliance and/or international logistics.
  • Experience: Computer literacy is required, including proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the company, in its discretion, may find appropriate and acceptable.

Key Competencies:

  • Self-management:

Set well defined and realistic goals

Display initiative and commitment to meet goals

Work with minimal supervision

  • Decision Making:

Make sound, well informed and objective decisions.

Understand the impact of the decisions made.

  • Creative Thinking: 

Use imagination to develop solutions to problems.

Always remember what worked yesterday no longer works today.

  • Continuous Learning:

Recognize strengths and weaknesses

Allow feedback from others and pursue self-development.

  • Demonstrate Respect:

Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”.

  • Teamwork:

Work collaboratively with all departments to coordinate effective work environment.

Share information and foster the exchange of ideas.

  • Be Accountable for Results:

Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behavior, decisions, and results.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required:  as required by the specific position, 10-25%.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R05919