Customs Compliance Manager

Our client in West Houston is looking for a Customs Compliance Manager. This company offers a dynamic work environment, a competitive salary, great benefits, and a host of other perks!


Processing of Customs duties through US Customs Periodic Monthly Statement process

Manage department budget

Design/Map/Assess Supply Chain Risk management and risk analysis for internal controls relating to import areas such as classification, valuation, Free Trade Agreements, Other Government Agencies, and Intellectual Property Rights

Possess and maintain functional expertise in the customs regulations and customs broker practices

Ensure compliance with U.S. import regulations and proper use of the Harmonized Tariff classification numbers with the corresponding rate of duty

Handle day-to-day compliance issues that delay the clearance of goods through the import entry process and anticipates problems and diffuses situations

Ensure import products are properly described and the classification/duty rate is properly assigned according to the General Rules of Interpretation, the Explanatory Notes, U.S. Customs’ Informed Compliance publications, binding rulings and Anti-Dumping and/ or Countervailing issued by Customs for similar items

Ensure all required documents for import items are provided for in the Purchase Order and Letter of Credit

Assist the DC operations group in resolving any issues with shipments received

Interface and liaise daily with Import Logistics Dept, Global Sourcing and Buying Depts, as well as Distribution Center Operations

Review general brokerage operations and recommends service improvements or development of new deliverables

Analyze, review and approve broker to submit comprehensive entry


Ensure compliance with U.S. import regulations (current/pending/new regulations) and other government agencies



Bachelor’s degree in Business or relevant field of study preferred

U.S. Customs Brokers license or Certified Custom Specialist preferred

5+ years relevant import customs compliance/regulatory or internal audit work experience

Sporting goods (apparel/footwear) and/or retail industry experience preferred

Ability to manage US Customs programs of Customs and Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, Importer Self-Assessment, and other import-related programs

Knowledge of U.S. import regulations and the ability to classify products using the Harmonized Tariff Schedule

Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills

Ability to remain organized, pay attention to detail and meet critical deadlines

Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels

Work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment

Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and Power Point

Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties

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