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Trade Compliance Manager

Company: Meijer
Location: Lansing
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

As a family company, we serve people and communities. When you work at Meijer, you're provided with career and community opportunities centered around leadership, personal growth and development. Consider joining our family - take care of your career and your community!
Meijer Rewards

  • Weekly pay
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid education assistance
  • care assistance
  • Team member discount
  • Development programs for advancement and career growth
    Please review the job profile below and apply today!This position serves as a functional expert in Customs Compliance and is responsible for strategy and execution of all programs involving receipt of imported goods in a manner consistent with company policies, Government regulations, and applicable laws. This includes working closely with agencies in the field of international trade. IT is responsible for all Customs Brokerage processes. IT provides specialized requirements of importing as well as cross coverage and department support for end to end supply chain management and budget control. This position will continually improve and maintain internal programs including CTPAT Tier 3, and written verifiable procedure that are efficient and effective at facilitating legitimate trade throughout our supply chain..What You'll be Doing:
    • Develop, implement and maintain corporate compliance strategies designed to minimize risk and ensure regulatory compliance. Provide guidance and instructions to customs broker, overseas office, factories, sourcing managers, finance and logistics team on pre-entry and shipment requirements.
    • Work with Meijer's Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker to establish procedure to ensure compliance with import shipments.
    • Work with Inbound logistics team and Freight Forwarder to resolve documentation or shipment related issues.
    • Manage Meijer's Importer Security Filing program with Freight Forwarder and Customs.
    • On an ongoing basis position review operations of Logistics, Merchandising and Distribution to determine if adequate and cost effective internal controls are in place to properly classify, value, and correctly enter with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection commercial product that Meijer enters into the commerce of the U.S. Where additional controls are needed, works with the operations and leadership of the area involved, developing and implementing the necessary internal controls.
    • Provide advice and guidance on import laws and regulations to the various Meijer operations involved with importing.
    • Work with the Legal Department to obtain advice on complex legal issues involving import operations at Meijer.
    • Provide feedback to Inbound Logistics Manager on the third party customs brokers to ensure they are complying with federal laws on the entry of Meijer product with the Customs and Border Protection.
    • Work with and assist the Meijer buying agents with classification, value, entry and Customs Laws and Regulations on product that they are working with on behalf of Meijer.
    • Maintain and administer Buying Agent Agreements.
    • Work with Internal Audit Department and conduct periodic audits of the Import operations to determine compliance ratings in the area of classification, value, quantity and entry accuracy. This position is required to perform the classification and record keeping evaluation portion of the audit as well as advise Internal Audit on technical issues related to the valuation, quantity and entry accuracy portion of the audits.
    • Develop, maintain, train on and publish the Import Compliance Manual.
    • Maintain the required import licenses for the various federal agencies.
    • Coordinate with Legal on powers of attorney to third party service providers.
    • In conjunction with Legal, represent Meijer before the U.S. Customs and Border Protection on all issues including protests, re-delivery notices, requests for information, requests for investigations, audits, prior disclosures, post entry amendments and binding rulings.
    • Provide direction and oversee the binding rulings that are requested for Meijer. As necessary, determine which issues require a binding ruling and coordinate writing of binding ruling with third-party Customs House Broker.
    • Determine if specific issues require scope rulings from the U.S. Department of Commerce on anti-dumping issues. In conjunction with Legal, write the scope ruling requests.
    • Monitor special trade programs of the U.S. and provide training and advice to merchandising and the Meijer Buying Agents on the applicability of these programs to the Meijer direct import program.
    • Review commissions and royalties and determine if dutiable. Maintain and administer commissions and royalty spreadsheet. Develops internal controls that ensure the correct valuation of these commissions and royalties.
    • Conduct a full-blown Import Compliance Audit of Meijer annually with the assistance of the Internal Audit and Legal Departments.
    • Remain licensed, knowledgeable and up to date with regulatory changes and programs developed by Dept. of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Patrol/Revenue Canada/Fish&Wildlife/Consumer Product Safety/Commerce Department and other government agencies. Attend seminars and conferences regularly and update Meijer's policy and procedures and program needs accordingly.
    • Develop compliance team through development of individual goals and metric for high level employee performance. Provide consistent internal training with thoughtful coaching, as well as meaningful and timely feedback. Develop open and honest relationships that foster growth. - Provide proactive guidance and decision making to resolve problems timely and effectively. Create and maintain strong cross-functional relationships and strategic alliances to achieve objectives and understanding of best practices across the organization.
    • This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.What You Bring with You (Qualifications):
      • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, International or a related degree.
      • 5+ years of experience of import, logistics services experience required.
      • 3+ years of leadership experience.
      • Licensed Customs Broker.
      • Strong written communication skills.
      • Ability to understand complicated government regulations and apply them to Meijer's import program...

Keywords: Meijer, Lansing , Trade Compliance Manager, Professions , Lansing, Michigan

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