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Customs Manager

Company: IMMI
Location: Westfield
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

IMMI is seeking an experienced Compliance Manager. The person in this role is responsible for Trade and Customs Compliance and related duties for IMMI Inc. and Subsidiaries. This includes creating, improving, and enforcing processes and procedures covering the regulation of international trade, including export control, Customs, and import procedures. Ensure risks are monitored, fulfilled, and laws are not violated. This position will work with various global functional teams to identify, assess, and develop actions plans with respect to international trade compliance, cost reduction, and standardization.IMMI - is the trusted, global leader of safety solutions, helping to protect millions of lives every day. For almost sixty years, IMMI has led the way in developing, designing, testing and manufacturing innovative safety restraints and systems. IMMI's safety products are found worldwide on car seats, heavy trucks, school buses, recreational/off road, military, fire/EMS, motor coach, and construction vehicles. Privately owned, headquartered in Westfield, Indiana and operating eight additional global facilities, IMMI is also home to IMMI VIP steering wheels and CAPE -, the world's leading state-of-the-art testing facility.LOCATION: Onsite- Westfield, INRESPONSIBLITIES:Research and stay up to date with current customs regulations and ensure ongoing compliance across the organizationEnsure adherence to processes and procedures that comply with local country customsDevelop and manage business relationships with brokers and other consultants to ensure cost effective compliance with customs requirementsIdentify local country duty and incentives and subsequently develop processes to ensure the maximum realization of these benefits.Act as a lead on projects that involve customs-related issuesDevelop and maintain import/export procedures manual, including controls to ensure compliance and develop an audit system to ensure compliance is maintainedManage government audits for customs compliance, including the negotiation of issues and ultimate resolution of identified issuesResolution of customs broker related issues on imports and purchasesWork with appropriate brokers to set up and maintain tariff classification and other related information on all new parts and finished goodsSupport IMMI's subsidiaries with any customs related issues that directly related to Oracle / Annex 24, 31 interfaces and reconciliations; Work with Mexico to get approval for and maintain IMMEX and Rule 8 approved HS codesImplement systems and procedures that will identify product that may not be NAFTA eligible; monitor and recommend options that minimize IMMI's net duty costOversee the NAFTA Certification process, includes supplier certification of raw materials and purchased parts and related party salesMonitor and maintain data required for Importer Security FilingOversee and monitor post entry review of import documents from Customs Broker for accuracyOversee the NAFTA Determination process for finished goods sold to foreign related partiesSupport Divisions on the classification of finished goodsFor exports, determine jurisdiction, licensing end use and licensing requirements (if applicable) based upon the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and U.S. Customs Regulation (CBP). If license is required, prepare license application for filing, manage application, and track adherence.Support the International Sales team with export related questions, including the qualification of additional free trade agreementsAdminister and maintain watch list screening.Coordinate efforts with Logistics personnel to minimize disruption of product and material shipments at international borders; coordination with and periodic review of Customs related work performed by personnel in other departmentsInterpret and analyze applicability of trade agreements, particularly NAFTAEnsure a global trade compliance program that adheres to the rules of Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and their worldwide equivalents.Maintain Custom Systems (Thompson Reuters) for complianceCompliance review for broker files, ADD/CVD applicability, entry, and ACE activities, making corrective actions on any findings.Support the on-boarding, hiring, training, and mentoring of IMMI Mexico, UK, China team membersQUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in International Trade, Finance, Accounting, or related fieldsMinimum 5+ years directing managing US import/export compliance including classifying products and technical dataLicensed Customs Broker certification preferred, but not requiredCertified Customs Specialist designation preferred, but not requiredProficiency with HTSUS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule US)Knowledge of legal requirements related to customs and US requirements to "controlled items," the US Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), deemed import / export compliance, etc.Demonstrates understanding of and ability to interpret the ITAR, EAR, OFAC, FCPA, FTR, C-TPAT, NAFTA, etc.Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel are required.Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for the position. Experience in conflict resolution required. Ability to manage and effectively motivate employees required.Ability to travel internationally 25-40%Must comply with legal and corporate responsibilitiesBENEFITS:Team Member Ownership/ESOPHealthcare, vision, dental optionsCompany paid Short and Long Term DisabilityTen (10) paid holidaysTwo (2) IMMI Serves volunteer days per year.Onsite ClinicOnsite GymGenerous Paid Time Off401kTuition Assistance

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