Eddie Bauer

  • Customs Compliance Analyst

    Location US-WA-Bellevue
    Job ID
    2018-4172
    Category
    International
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Customs Compliance Analyst supports all aspects of import and export compliance for both US and Canadian laws and regulations. Responsibilities include classification, auditing, coordinating import/export shipments, and assisting the Import Compliance Manager on compliance processes and procedures.

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for classifications, valuation, and Partner Government Agency reporting of products for the US and Canada, to include apparel, footwear, accessories and gear
    • Researches product information and submits binding ruling requests to U.S. Customs when necessary
    • Works closely with customs brokers to ensure timely entry on import shipments
    • Helps evaluate and maintain qualifications for free trade agreement programs such as CAFTA-DR and JO-FTA
    • Maintains tariff databases with the customs broker and Eddie Bauer internal systems
    • Assists in developing compliance procedures for vendors and internal business processes
    • Participates in internal audits to assess the company's compliance with U.S. Customs and Canadian regulations, as well as Partner Government Agencies
    • Audit vendor import documents for compliance on first sale valuation and free trade agreement requirements
    • Manage the Company's import recordkeeping practices in accordance with customs regulations
    • Coordinates exports for Eddie Bauer and is the key contact for exporting issues on product moving from the US to other countries.
    • Interfaces with International, Real Estate, and IT groups to ensure timely exports
    • Assist in maintaining C-TPAT Tier III membership and developing import compliance procedures
    • Contribute to compliance training across the organization
    • Evaluates and communicates the impact of compliance decisions across internal and external stakeholders

    Leadership Expectations:

    • Operate with the highest level of conduct, integrity, and confidentiality; setting the example for leaders and associates.
    • Develop and nurture strong cross functional partnerships; driving business results and inspiring a culture of transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
    • Serve as an Eddie Bauer advocate in the industry and marketplace.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
    • 3-5 years of apparel importing experience with some knowledge of exporting
    • Licensed Customs Broker a plus
    • Familiarity with import clearance processes and export procedures
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
    • Experience with Integration Point and Infor (GTNexus) a plus
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Highly motivated and independent worker with the ability to problem solve
    • Evaluates and communicates the impact of compliance decisions across internal and external stakeholders

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