Trade Compliance Specialist

Tory Burch
Jersey City, NJ, United States
18 Jun 2021
17 Nov 2021

The Trade Compliance Specialist primary responsibility is to facilitate effective execution of compliant import/export activities within the global supply chain. This position will interface primarily with US & CA customs offices, customs brokers and external partners, and will collaborate with internal business groups on all matters relevant to customs and trade related import and export activities.



FOCUS AREA #1 Classification
  • Classification of textile, apparel, footwear & accessory merchandise and non-merchandise for North America primarily, and global destinations as required; maintain supporting documentation

FOCUS AREA #2 Manage/Audit
  • Manage requests for CBP Binding Rulings
  • Prepare and manage duty drawback claims; maintain reporting
  • Manage Carnet process for international movement of samples, supporting PR and Creative Asset teams
  • Assist in the maintenance of internal import/export processes, procedures and controls; upgrade and/or improve upon internal policies and processes to ensure compliance with regulatory controls
  • Manage and resolve customs entry issues with customs brokers

FOCUS AREA #3 Analysis
  • Provide guidance to product development and production teams on tariff classification, duty engineering and other strategic initiatives related to global trade
  • Provide support for internal or Customs related audits or other project related work
  • Ensure regulatory compliance relevant to Valuation, FTA programs, First Sale, GSP, OPA and other related government agencies
  • Collaborate with corporate global regions as well as Legal, Product Development, Production, Logistics, Tax, Construction and other internal departments on trade and regulatory compliance matters
  • Stay informed of trade laws and customs regulations as well as global standards


  • Any other duties provided by Manager


*Note that those who do not meet the requirements based on their resumes/applications will be screened out automatically in some cases

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; International Trade, Supply Chain
  • Required: 3-5 years Trade Compliance experience
  • Preferred: 5-7 years in apparel industry; Licensed Customs Broke (LCB)
  • Tech/Systems: SAP; PLM; Microsoft Office Excel


  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice
  • FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: Team Builder - It's all about "We"
    • Sets team goals and roles - Develops, motivates and empowers - Delivers constructive and encouraging feedback - Holds people accountable for results - Recognizes high performance
  • FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: Change Leader - Change is the essence of life
    • Challenges the current point of view - Puts changes in context for the team - Executes changes that impact the business - Is proactive and positive - Listens to and keeps the team up to speed

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact .

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