Customs & Trade Compliance Manager - Home Fragrance Division
South Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States
PositionTitle: CustomsCompliance Manager
Reportsto: Director ofSupply Chain #LI-bb1
The Customs Compliance Manager’s primary jobfunction is to
ensure Customs regulations adherence for international
tradeactivities. To ensure the seamless flows of import, export and
cross border productsof Newell Brands Home Fragrance Business
Unit. Provide accurate product classifications, valuation and
customs brokermanagement. Compliantly mitigate duty spend in the
countries in which Fragrancedoes business.
Maintain responsibility for oversight of U.S. compliance
functions, as well as participate in day-to-day activities of U.S.
Global operations, provide oversight and guidance for global
trade compliance activities
Work closely with external parties,such as customs brokers,
freight forwarders and suppliers to drive continuousimprovement and
to ensure regulatory compliance. Audit U.S. Customs Import entries
and US ExportShipments. Participate in QuarterlyBusiness Reviews
(QBR’s) with service providers.
Maintain appropriate recordkeeping and due diligence in
accordance with all governing regulatory requirements. Demonstrate
corporate importer of record reasonable care and best
Manage all compliance import/exportresponsibilities, including
Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification,Restricted Party
Screening and Sanctioned Countries. Assign HTS codes for new
products and maintain an accurateHTS database for US, Canada and
Manage the movement of products/equipment/materials in and/or
out of the countries Fragrance does business in accordance with
organizational policy and procedure, and in compliance with
relevant local, country and international law and process.
Support external audits from customs authorities, initiate
necessary petitions and manage local certification procedures.
Manage the Import / Export Controlspolicy (procedures,
documentation and manuals) and conduct regular internaltrade
compliance audits/reviews to assure trade compliance
Coordinatereporting of Royalties, Assists and other additions to
the customs value
Preparemonthly ACH duty payment reports
Implementand participate in the Importer Self-Assessment
Implementand participate on implementation on new processes e.g.
Amber Road HTSmanagement
Assistin creation and updating of SOP’s to ensure documented
policies reflect currentpractice
PerformNAFTA and other Free Trade Agreement qualification
PrepareNAFTA and FTA certificates for customers and subsidiaries
Buildan environment of collaboration with internal cross
functional partners,including but not limited to:
Logistics,Customer Service, Purchasing, Sourcing, Accounting and
Supply Chain Departments
Facilitateresolution of supply chain disruptions related to
Customs or other governmentagencies requirements
Participatein other Customs compliance activities within Newell
Minimum:Bachelor’s Degree, 7 -10+ years of Export -
ImportCompliance experience preferably within a manufacturing
environment. At least 2years at managerial level.
Preferred: Licensed Customs Broker
Related Experience/Requirements :
Fiveto ten years of experience in Customs compliance working in
a corporateenvironment for an importer and exporter.
Knowledge of international import/exportshipping and
Must have technical expertise andin-depth knowledge of all
aspects of Export/Import management including:classification,
prohibited party screening, routed transactions, valuation,landed
cost, country of origin, duties, protests,
liquidations,reconciliations, NAFTA, free trade agreements,
anti-boycott language, AES, EntryDocuments, Commercial Invoices and
Country of Origin.
Solidcomputer skills with Microsoft Office products
Preferred:Proficiency in Oracle and Trade Management
Abilityto approach all responsibilities with a continuous
improvement mindset strivingto identify improvements in all
Abilityto work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Demonstratedability to handle multiple tasks and assignments
Continueskill development in general trade compliance and
Excellentoral and written communication skills
Sound interpersonal skills enabling the incumbentto work
effectively within cross-functional teams and upper management.
Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods
company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including
Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot,
Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK,
Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For
hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better
every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and
its subsidiaries are Equal OpportunityEmployers and comply with
applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to
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