Import Compliance Specialist APPLY NOW

Surprise, AZ
Product Development
Full time


Assists senior management in defining the import control objectives and monitoring compliance efforts, review test findings with the import products, facilitate the remediation of control gaps, and escalate possible critical issues, and identify areas of potential improvement for key processes and procedures of the importing trade.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  1. Maintain product compliance database including HTS classifications
  2. Classify goods using HTS codes
  3. Conduct post-entry review
  4. Determine AD/CVD, FDA, and other Participating Government Agencies (PGA)  applicability
  5. Review valuation practices
  6. Conduct denied/restricted party Screening and due diligence
  7. Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for U.S. Import
  8. Provide training on import compliance regulations
  9. Maintain up-to-date US trade policies and effect on business
  10. Act as an expert on the documents required for importing
  11. Assist customs broker to ensure timely clearance and delivery
  12. Communicate professionally and effectively with a variety of people internally and externally to accomplish Company’s goals and objectives
  13. Perform other duties of a similar nature or level 




Required Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, accounting, or finance, or an equivalent years of experience; and, 
  2. Five (5) years’ experience in working with, understanding and applying U.S. import laws and regulation specifically Customs & Border Protection, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as they relate to international trade programs, products, processes, procedures and activities


Knowledge Of:

  1. Import compliance and regulations
  2. Country of Origin/Marking and FTA applicability
  3. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classifications
  4. Duty savings programs
  5. Auditing principles


Skill in:

·       Using computer hardware, including keyboard, mouse, monitor, and related hardware

·       Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

·       Perform intermediate math, using Microsoft Excel to find percentage, average, median, quartile, standard deviation, minimum, maximum, and range values

Ability to:

  1. Lead and motivate team to achieve results
  2. Develop strategies for optimal profitability 
  3. Develop team to meet business goals and expectations 
  4. Analyze and present data and information in a variety of methods
  5. Continuously challenge oneself and others to improve better operating practices
  6. Act with urgency to make the most of sales opportunities 
  7. Exceed goals and objectives of day to day business
  8. Prepare reports using a variety of methods from multiple sources of data
  9. Review data and ensuring accuracy and timeliness and relevancy
  10. Identify causation of variances 
  11. Multi-task under strict deadlines while having multiple priorities at one time
  12. Exhibit positive attitude and openness to learning
  13. Effectively communicate and work in a cross-cultural environment 
  14. Demonstrate high-level of organization and planning
  15. Exercise independent motivation
  16. Apply strategic planning foresight
  17. Exhibit courteous, cooperative and respectful demeanor towards all company personnel

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Activities will involve frequent sitting, using a computer, analyzing large amounts of data, communicating verbally and in writing. Exerting 20- 50 pounds occasionally, 10- 25 pounds frequently, and up to 10 pounds constantly. Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, and hand and eye movement. Move and operate presentation equipment. Travel to and from meetings and various locations inside and outside the building.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is frequently within an office setting with low to moderate noise, LED lighting, and

temperature control while working alongside large groups of employees in cubicle spaces. Incumbents will attend various business meetings and events inside and outside of the buildings, and may be required to travel overnight or out of-town for work. Occasional exposure to the manufacturing and distribution plant consisting of moving mechanical parts or heavy machinery, vibrations, fumes, unpleasant odors, dust, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, and moderate to loud noise while in the plant or traveling for work. Work during evenings and weekends as needed.

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