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Reporting to the Director of Transportation, assists in establishing, maintaining and monitoring compliance of all Import guidelines, policies, procedures and internal controls including Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification, customs valuation, Free Trade Agreement programs, government audits, Country of Origin documentation, recordkeeping, Restricted Party screening, Anti-boycott Regulations and Importer Security Filing (ISF).
Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Develops, initiates, maintains and revises policies and procedures for the general operation of the Import Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical or improper conduct.
- Assesses Customs duties and associated taxes to be paid on imported merchandise and to ensure compliance with related laws and regulations.
- Verifies the accuracy of the information declared on the Customs Entry Summary (CF 7501) including the HTC number, description, importer of record number, country of origin, duty rate, and entered value.
- Reporting to Customs Manager and facilitate corrections as needed.
- Ensures that entry packets are constructed in the proper order as mandated by Hayward Custom Compliance manual. Enters all entry packet data elements into a shared database which is used to log all Import Entries at each location for data and recordkeeping purposes.
- Supports Customs Manager during value reconciliation process by auditing and gathering support documentation thereby ensuring proper value is declared to U.S. Customs and ACH payments have been properly accounted for and declared.
- Maintains all necessary and applicable records required by U.S. Customs for all import/export transactions as detailed in the U.S. Customs.
- Works with Customs Managers to reconcile discrepancies between purchase order, invoice, 7501 and payment.
- Coordinates with Purchasing as needed to obtain appropriate foreign supplier information, as well as pricing documents.
- Utilizing the AS400 New Item Setup Report, maintains Hayward's QuestaWeb (compliance software) Product Database to ensure it is up to date with any classification changes or HTS changes and/or recent Customs Rulings. Ensures the Product Database contains the appropriate country of origin, as well as Other Government Agency (OGA) requirements like FCC, FDS, F&W and participating Government Agency (PGA) requirements, like Lacey Act.
- Maintains Import Manual as deemed necessary to reflect changes with US Customs Regulations as they apply to PSG-Grand Terrace import transactions.
- Coordinates Product Compliance issues by keeping informed of all import and export compliance laws and regulations which may relate to Hayward products.
- Maintains product HTS tariff classifications, Schedule-B classification and monitors updates and changes applicable to these schedules.
- Collaborates with internal/external teams to ensure proper documentation is created and/or obtained for each import.
- Facilitates communication to all US sites on any regulatory changes or updates.
- Monitor ISF entries for reporting accurate Client file information, HTS, Country of Origin and Manufacture.
- Will conduct regular informal and formal compliance education training of Hayward internal staff.
- Will attend relevant conference, seminar and training classes offered by the international trade community to ensure compliance with changing import/export laws and regulations.
- Responsible for all customs related data being set up properly for system generated international documents and reference.
- Supports the Director of Transportation and Customs Compliance to continuously improve Hayward's import compliance business processes.
- Must be knowledgeable of and adhere to the Company's policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Transportation.
Must demonstrate knowledge of US Customs regulations and related Harmonized Tariff System. An in-depth understanding of international transportation is preferred. Must possess both written and oral excellent communication skills. Working knowledge experience in MS Excel, Word, Power Point and Access is a must. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, possess knowledge of how organizations function and how to get things done through formal and informal channels. Must possess collaborative skills, including, willingness and ability to work well with others, and the ability to influence others and project management skills. Must be a self-starter, self-motivated and results-oriented individual.
A Bachelor's degree is preferred and/or a minimum of two years experience in international trade and customs compliance, preferable in a multi-national environment, or equivalent work experience.
Please send your resume indicating the position in which you are applying, with salary requirements to: email@example.com.