JOB PURPOSE: This position is responsible for managing daily Customs compliance activity to ensure Caterpillar parts and product flow across international borders in compliance with Customs regulatory requirements. In addition, this role will ensure Customs compliance requirements are met for Caterpillar through a risk management and controls environment.
JOB RELATED STATISTICS:
•Annual Tariff Classification Volume: 14,000
•Annual Drawbacks-refunds of customs duty & other fees: $2,500,000
•Process Accuracy: 95%
•Free Trade Duty Savings Efficiency: 80%
•Projects Delivered: 0-2
JOB DUTIES: The Trade Compliance Analyst activities include but are not limited to:
•Certification of Caterpillar produced parts to free trade rules of origin, managing free trade certificate database, managing Customs brokers, tariff classification assignment,
•Reporting of trade compliance KPI’s, transactional review to determine areas of risk, development and maintenance of controlled process documentation, management of core trade compliance data,
•Management of Customs record-keeping requirements where applicable, analyze and determine duty opportunities, management of duty drawback program, draft responses to Customs government inquiries, and prepare analysis and material for review with supervisor on Customs legal reviews.
•Manage day to day compliance activity of brokers and freight forwarders of material flow in and out of a country.
•Address inquiries from Customs agencies, resolve Customs exams, address anti-dumping duty issues, file post entry adjustments including protests, review valuation issues including assists, and oversee periodic transaction testing audits.
•Assist in the facilitation of information between Caterpillar and Customs governmental officials for both written communication and meetings.
•Assist in the determination of eligibility for Caterpillar products to meet preferential tariff treatment under free trade programs: NAFTA, US-Chile, US-Australia, US-Dominican Republic, US-Central America, US-Israel, US-Jordan/Oman/Bahrain, US-Columbia, US-Korea. Help the process of issuing certification for prime product and parts to Caterpillar dealers.
•Support the Foreign Trade Zones ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and timely reporting to customs.
•Requires in depth business, regulatory, logistics and transportation knowledge usually gained through a university degree and 1-2 years of related progressive experience
•Strong understanding of international supply chain, both physical flow and data flow including ocean carriers, air carriers, freight forwarders, and Customs brokers
•Strong analytical ability with proven track record of continuous process improvement activities
•Ability to simplify, translate and communicate complex concepts
•Understanding of risk management and controls environment
•Understanding of Inco Terms
•Certified Customs Specialist (CCS)
•Customs broker license or equivalent certification
•Understanding of other government agency importing requirements
•College degree in a business filed
•Experience in customs trade compliance activity
Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).
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