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Customs Compliance Leader

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Customs Compliance Leader
South San Francisco, CA

Operating as an exclusive agent to the global Mainfreight enterprise, Mainfreight San Francisco delivers a complete range of logistic solutions in Materials Management, Fulfillment, Customs Clearance, Certified Bonded Warehousing, Air, Sea and Road Transportation. Mainfreight is a global logistics and freight forwarding company with over 30 years experience in over 160 locations worldwide.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Customs Compliance Leader for our International Transportation Logistics team, reporting to International Customer Service Manager, This is a hands-on role that engages with the Importer s logistics team (e.g. Supply Chain, Planning, Merchandising, Sourcing, Product Development) and other service provider partners. We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference and who enjoys a fast-paced environment where new challenges are the norm.

Mainfreight offers an exciting, dynamic work environment, competitive pay, excellent benefits, and career development opportunities.

Major Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Apply strategic and tactical leadership to our organization s international supply chain and customs compliance program
  • Engage with various importers as well as associated freight forwarders, carriers and parcel couriers on daily basis
  • Accountable for inbound vendor-to-US and outbound-to-client customer supply chain performance measured against key performance metrics in the areas of cost, cycle time, service, and quality of delivery
  • Serve as a subject matter expert resource for internal cross-functional partners
  • Communicate and partner with overseas agents/vendor suppliers and, as necessary, with CBP personnel & related agencies
  • Ensure customs brokerage process and performance supports high volume network, sea container shipments as well as land border, air forwarder and courier parcels on a daily basis
  • Monitor daily / weekly / monthly status and performance reports; address problem areas and deficiencies as necessary
  • Effectively use shipment data and documentation for managing exceptions
  • Perform post-entry audit of the documentation provided by the customs broker
  • Streamline duty payments via ACE and ACH account; process and evaluate service provider billings
  • Assign HTS codes to all products and maintain HTS/parts item database
  • Implement operational strategies in support of key sourcing and supply chain initiatives
  • Coordinate and facilitate face-to-face and teleconference meetings between vendors, service providers, and cross-functional partners as required to ensure open, accurate, and timely communication flow between all parties
  • Other duties as assigned

  • At least (4) years relevant business experience with roles focused in customs compliance
  • In-depth understanding of customs brokerage and corporate customs compliance programs/procedures
  • Basic understanding of freight forwarders, carriers, air, sea and road logistics
  • Solid familiarity of the Customs Regulations Title 19 CFR
  • Knowledge of HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) and ACE (Automated Commercial Environment)
  • Fundamental understanding of inventory and accounting principles
  • Customs broker license preferred but not mandatory
  • Familiarity with GT NEXUS a plus
  • Understanding and exposure to C-TPAT programs a plus

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