Manager Trade Compliance in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Legal
Date Posted: 4/17/2019

Job Description

The Trade Compliance Manager ensures legal compliance and provides import/export administration and control within government rules and regulations on imports and exports.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, implement and maintain documentation and procedures to ensure compliance with all US & Foreign Customs and other governmental regulations on imports and exports
  • Establish and drive overall corporate tariff strategy with key business leaders
  • Provide expertise on tariff code interpretation and classification for individual parts and complete products
  • Collaborate with engineering to help establish Country of Origin, classification and tariff strategy during early stages of new product development
  • Provide guidance and leadership regarding tariff tradeoff options
  • Lead and develop direct reports including creating and driving resource plan to support business growth
  • Assign and maintain HTS classifications and Country of Origin on all purchased, salable or inventoried items
  • All Ensure HTS classifications and Country of Origin are maintained in JDE Microsoft Dynamics AX with correct duty rates
  • Oversee proper declaration of assists, duty paid and duty drawback
  • Develop internal training program to support trade compliance initiatives and requirements.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to provide guidance and requirements defining Country of Origin for various assembly locations of various product types, such as USMCA (formerly NAFTA), KOR-US, Chile-US, etc.
  • Responsible for managing the relationship with customs broker(s) and for the accuracy of invoices and entry work.
  • Achieve and maintain C-TPAT and other government certifications
  • Perform regular audits as needed with several departments to identify, disclose and work to fix any potential Import or Export Compliance concerns
  • Interface with US Customs on audits they are conducting on Milwaukee Tool; should a discrepancy in the audit be noted drive escalation as appropriate to resolve
  • Interface with internal and external customers, foreign order administration, freight forwarders, customs officers and other functional areas to ensure coordination and logistics of shipment
  • Code international freight invoices for inbound shipments, as well as domestic truck load shipments
  • Maintain and update inbound/outbound routing guide; distribute to other departments as necessary
  • Ensure US customs guidelines are followed by vendors, purchasing, broker, and other responsible parties
  • Assist with preparation of and management of Foreign Trade Zone and its compliance
  • Maintain knowledge of latest customs rules and regulations and establish an operating rhythm of reporting pertinent changes to cross functional organization leaders.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business related study; coursework in international business or logistics desirable
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in a corporate compliance setting with at least 5 years leading and developing direct reports
  • Must have a working knowledge of import/export procedures and regulations
  • Good analytical ability with strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task various projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with cross-functional team members
  • Highly driven and self-motivated; accepts accountability and responsibility for actions and deliverables
  • Willing and able to travel occasionally, including international
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system experience preferred
  • Customs Broker license optional
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