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Customs Compliance Specialist

Company: Ferguson
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

This position provides analytical, research and organizational support related to customs and trade compliance to further the Company's efforts on new and existing product development, vendor selection and risk management. This position identifies and manages compliance risks and recommends opportunities to improve workflows.

Please note this position is located in Newport News, VA. We are looking for candidates from Virginia Beach to Richmond or willingness to relocate to this area.


  • Maintain knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and standards (existing or impending) related to APHIS, Customs and Border Protection and other government agency laws and regulations.

  • Support department requirements for documentation collection, evaluation and retention

  • Support systems integration as it relates to customs operations and trade compliance

  • Serve as a company contact with internal stakeholders and external service providers including our customs brokers, freight forwarders and government agencies

  • Support in research and preparation of binding rulings, scope rulings, post-entry amendments, CF28 and CF29's

  • HTS classification (US and International), schedule B assignment for all merchandise categories

  • Manage daily requests for information for entry processing in a timely and accurate manner for Company shipments

  • Support international export program to include screenings and preparation of necessary export documents

  • Post shipment/entry document review for Customs audit

  • Collect, enter and validate product and vendor data to support onboarding and purchase order processes

  • Provide reporting (including metrics and quantitative product, vendor and trade data) for department productivity/metrics and management requirements

  • Provide reporting and analytical support for other Compliance team initiatives, as necessary.

  • Support other International Logistics and Trade Compliance team initiatives, as necessary

  • Other special projects or additional duties as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferred

  • 2-3 years of related experience in International Trade and Compliance; or equivalent combination of training, education or experience.

  • Previous experience with export compliance, foreign classification and managing CBP relationships strongly preferred.

  • Experience with Integration Point platforms a plus.

  • Customs broker license strongly preferred.

Additional Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrated experience with document audits and database design, management, and reporting

  • Demonstrated technical writing, document control or standards management experience

  • Ability to use sound judgment to make effective decisions within context of compliance and be able to support decisions with facts and details

  • Must possess excellent analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and listening skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for presenting information and ideas and responding to questions from peers, managers, vendors and customers

  • Ability to research and effectively summarize difficult topics including law

  • Detail oriented; ability to process high volume work load by set deadline with high level of accuracy

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and understanding of implications

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage cross-functional projects, and to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines in fast-paced environment

  • Ability to demonstrate calmness under pressure

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume

  • Attendance and reliability is extremely important in this position.

  • Ability to work extended hours to meet company needs

  • The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Ferguson, Virginia Beach , Customs Compliance Specialist, Other , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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