Trade Compliance Manager

Job Posted 2/6/2024
Pressure Vessel
Maryland City, MD
United States
Job Description

Organization Description


At Samuel, meeting our customer needs is our top priority. With cost-effective distribution and just-in-time delivery of metals and industrial products across North America, we ensure our customers get exactly what they need – any time, anywhere and from a single source.  Our focus on value-added processing services and innovative supply chain solutions allow us to work closely with our customers, ensuring their products are on the market on time. Thanks to our integrated network of products and services supported by our in-house technical leaders and market experts, we are uniquely positioned to become your supplier of choice.
 


Employer Description
 


At Samuel, we believe every team member brings unique and valuable skills, experiences and knowledge to our thriving business – enabling us to build on over 167 years of success in the metals industry. We offer countless opportunities for our team members to develop and grow in their careers, empower them to make decisions on the job and be a part of driving positive change – within our organization and in the communities where we live and work. If you’re seeking an inclusive, supportive and welcoming workplace to make your mark and grow your career, we have the programs, culture and opportunities to make it happen. We’re stronger together.


At Samuel we believe in a culture of equality. Respect and integrity are at our core. We are committed to building and embracing a diverse workforce and creating an environment that is open and inclusive for everyone.


Samuel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In the United States, we utilize E-Verify.


Job Description



Position Title:  Trade Compliance Manager


Location: Maryland, Baltimore, US


About Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd.


At Samuel, we believe every team member brings unique and valuable skills, experiences and knowledge to our thriving business – enabling us to build on over 167 years of success in the metals industry. We offer countless opportunities for our team members to develop and grow in their careers, empower them to make decisions on the job and be a part of driving positive change – within our organization and in the communities where we live and work. If you’re seeking an inclusive, supportive and welcoming workplace to make your mark and grow your career, we have the programs, culture and opportunities to make it happen. We’re stronger together.


Here are some of the great benefits that we offer:



  • Company-paid health and dental benefit

  • Paid vacation and an annual bonus

  • 401K with company match 

  • Opportunity for career stability and growth

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Flexibility with start and end times (depending on circumstances and position)

  • Affinity group for women (dependent on location)

  • On-the-job training
     


Responsibilities



  • Manage import/export compliance program for the US business units to ensure compliance with customs regulations

  • Deliver cost saving and duty avoidance through the development and implementation of continuous improvement to trade process

  • Develop and implement trade compliance risk mitigation programs and strategies

  • Manage relationship with custom brokers and freight forwarders, develop broker Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and lead broker Request for Proposal

  • Create and implement internal and external SOP to document policies and procedures, deliver training to internal stakeholders and providers

  • Develop SOP for all areas of compliance, including but not limited to Valuation, Recordkeeping, Country of Origin, Broker Management, Exports and Export Filing/Reporting

  • Management of transactional import/export audit program and scorecard to measure broker performance, perform after action review for root cause determination and corrective actions

  • Conduct Quarterly Business Review (QBR) with custom brokers to evaluate performance, review compliance to broker SOP, review trends and identify continuous improvement opportunities

  • Develop Key Performance Indicators to capture and report import/export volumes, duty spend, cost savings, etc.

  • Develop and implement comprehensive annual Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) modelled audit

  • Develop and implement corrective actions resulting from audits, after action reviews, risk assessments or investigations

  • Leverage advanced technical knowledge to drive process improvement and automation

  • Develop and implement processes to ensure compliance with utilization of Free Trade Agreement or other cost/duty avoidance programs, application of Temporary Import Bond, Foreign Trade Zones, etc.

  • Create and execute procedures, best practices, and internal controls to ensure customs compliance to minimize risk

  • Create and deploy an effective compliance training program on topics such as: Valuation, Recordkeeping

  • Import/export compliance, Export Filing and Reporting, Broker Management, and other compliance related topics

  • Design and implement Annual Importer Risk Assessment to determine level of compliance, create scorecard and develop improvement plans

  • Primary lead for CBSA and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) audits and request for information

  • Analyze import data to identify trends, minimize risk and identify cost saving/ duty avoidance opportunities

  • Lead due diligence, post-acquisition assessments and other efforts to build trade compliance programs for new acquisitions

  • Develop program for the application and management of import/export permits and licenses

  • Mentor, motivate and lead compliance team to achieve business goals and objectives, and personal growth and development

  • Manage performance and salary reviews for compliance team

  • Develop and present periodic updates to key stakeholders on import trends, duty spends, savings, risk, and opportunities

  • Provide subject matter expert advice and guidance regarding all aspects of trade compliance

  • Develop and implement program for the management of Anti-Dumping/Counter Vailing Duties (AD/CVD), Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), Quotas, and other duties

  • Monitor changes in the trade and supply chain communities, identify risk and/or opportunities, communicate impact of changes in the environment to the business.

  • Develop plans to mitigate risk
     


QUALIFICATIONS:


Education:



  • Degree in Law, International Business, International Trade, Supply Chain Management, or related area

  • Professional designations - Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and/or Certified Trade Compliance Specialist (CTCS) designation

  • Six Sigma


Role Requirements and Experience:



  • Minimum 8 – 10 years progressive trade compliance experience, with at least 5 years of people leadership

  • Established hands-on experience in dealing with CBSA and other customs authorities

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of D-Memorandum, customs regulations, Harmonized Tariff System, import/export licensing and Duty Preferential/Deferral Programs

  • Hands-on experience with self-filing of duty drawback, refunds, voluntary disclosures, and entry corrections

  • Must be able to actively lead/participate in the development and maintenance of policies and procedures to detect and mitigate risk

  • Experience in the development and implementation of CBSA modelled audit

  • Experience with Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) program

  • Expert knowledge of Quotas, AD/CVD, Special Import Measures Act, and other duties

  • Ability to communicate at all levels within government departments

  • Proven hands-on experience in the development and implementation of trade compliance programs to mitigate risk, improve efficiency, and streamline processes

  • Experience with the development and deployment of trade compliance automation tools such as Amber Road, SAP GTS, or Oracle GTM

  • Established ability to identify and research issues, communicate finding, recommend solutions, and implement approved recommendations

  • Developed ability to interact effectively with, and gain the co-operation of others at all levels of an organization

  • Prior hands-on experience with the development, creation and implementation of policies and procedures

  • Ability to effectively communicate with trade compliance and non-trade compliance groups

  • Must be able to use critical thinking to solve complex problems

  • Agile, Project Management and/or Project Lead training (Beneficial)


Software Knowledge:



  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (i.e., Microsoft D365, SAP, and Oracle) would be beneficial

  • Proven ability to work with Information Technology group and/or technology software to implement controls, automate processes and bridge the gap between customs requirements and local ERP systems

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, Power-point, Power-BI
     


Leadership Competencies:



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Astute sense of urgency

  • Driven to solve problems with limited information

  • Easily gains the cooperation of individuals internally and externally

  • Works well under pressure

  • Effectively manages multiple deadlines/priorities in a fast-paced environment


At Samuel we believe in a culture of equality. Respect and integrity are at our core. We are committed to building and embracing a diverse workforce and creating an environment that is open and inclusive for everyone.


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