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Customs Analyst / Foreign Trade Zone Coordinator

United States - SC - Fountain Inn

Job Description

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
(YFAI) seeks a Foreign Trade Zone Coordinator(FTZC) to be a member of the
Supply Chain Customs Team. The Customs Analyst will be responsible for day to day Foreign
Trade and Customs operations at YFAI Fountain Inn.  The Customs Analyst will ensure the processing
and submission of data through the FTZ system, lead FTZ compliance and training
and work with other plant teams on security initiatives. 

 

The FTZ Coordinator will
also work with the YFAI Customs Team, Supply Chain and plant personnel to
facilitate imports, exports and in bond shipments.  The position shall assist the Customs team
and Customs vendors with processes in place to respond to customer requests for
trade information, monitor and resolve premium and other border crossing
shipment issues, find savings opportunities and support processes for the
continued operation of Customs activities.      

 

Additional Responsibilities:

The FTZ will lead
Fountain Inn compliance processing as well as the following activities:

Coordinate FTZ Operations
compliance: 

  •       Complete and submit all periodic
    filings/payments to the Grantee and Foreign Trade Zone Board.  This
    includes the end of year report to the Grantee (that goes to FTZ Board) and
    annual FTZ payment.
  •       Participate in meetings when physical changes to
    the facility (including warehouses) are under consideration. 
  •       Submit any proposed layout changes to the
    Grantee and US Customs.  
  •       Work with plant EHS to update and maintain FTZ
    manual
  •       Work with plant managers to maintain and enforce
    FTZ security requirements on an ongoing basis.
  •       Coordinate the submission of background checks
    required by FTZ regulation.
  •       Create and provide training as needed to plant
    personnel and work with NA Customs Manager to integrate into YFAI Learning
    Management System
  •       Conduct weekly “walk arounds” to validate FTZ
    requirements are being followed by plant personnel.  Advise
    management of any gaps and suggest how to resolve.
  •       Lead FTZ audit preparation and audit meetings
    with US Customs
  •       Coordinate FTZ Processing:
  •       Complete daily and weekly filings in FTZ system
  •       Monitor and resolve FTZ system error messages
  •       Process in bonds (CF7512), permits to transfer
    (ePTT), Zone Admissions (e214) and Coordinate and close out 06/08 entry type
    submissions as appropriate.
  •       Receive FTZ admission shipment
    documentation  
  •       Review inventory and process adjustments as
    required
  •       Participate in plant inventory meetings/calls
    that impacts FTZ filings as appropriate
  •       Monitor import product and ensure the company is
    operating within the scope of authority.
  •       Develop and maintain work instructions in line
    with the FTZ procedures manual.
  •       Develop and maintain FTZ system processes and
    workflows
  •      File harbor maintenance fees quarterly
  •      Request Purchase Order and pay annual FTZ
    systems provider fee.
  •      In conjunction with Supply Chain Management and
    NA Customs Team; Liaison with brokers and Corporate Customs to immediately
    resolve questions related to Customs/Shipments. 
  •      Questions will vary depending on specific events
    but often are from inquiries regarding Invoices, classification, export
    controls, country of origin, eligibility for trade agreements, etc.
  •      Train and assist plant personnel with creating
    Customs invoices and other documentation in TMS Web Ui.  Help resolve
    systems issues when they occur with Yanfeng IT.
  •       Coordinate Customs documentation with
    transportation information. Work with vendor to provide trade
    information/documents required under contract with OEMs and other
    customers.   This includes part level trade certificates
    (example: NAFTA and USA - Korea certificates), country of origin percentage
    used for OEM labels, manufacture country of origin and other information.
  •       Extract information from QAD and the FTZ system
    when feasible to resolve data issues
  •       Identify and suggest resolution to data
    deficiencies (resulting in manual “work arounds”)
  •       Work with team to obtain information needed to
    create trade certificates needed by Yanfeng to qualify for trade programs that
    reduce duties and fees.
  •       Resolve export alerts created from TMS
  •       Look for and recommend process improvements for
    all activities   

Your Qualifications

5+ years of North America trade compliance experience is
required.Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain,
Transport and Distribution or Logistics related field is required.Customs brokerage license is a plus.Experience with SAP, QAD, MFG Pro, Sharepoint or other
Supply Chain/Logistics system experience is required.Demonstrated knowledge of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and USA
import and export laws, regulations and compliance requirements, as well as the
governmental agencies that impact or are involved with international trade.Ability to identify objectives and incorporate diverse
information in making decisions.Ability to develop and effectively communicate sound advice
and/or analysis, including the suggestion of alternative business solutions and
best practices while taking into automotive objectives and risk tolerance.Experience with FTZ systems. 
Experience with Integration Point FTZ systems is a plus.Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-point, Visio,
Project.  

 

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Published: 11/06/2019
Job Field: Supply Chain & Procurement
Location: United States - SC - Fountain Inn
REQ. NO.: 19003078
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