Analyst, Global Trade & Customs

North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
11 Sep 2022
09 Oct 2022
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Purpose of Role
This position is responsible for assisting the Global Trade & Customs Manager and Global Trade Services' efforts to ensure the company's processes, internal controls, and reporting are compliant with international laws & regulations. The individual will provide international compliance support for areas such as product classification, trade preference programs, admission eligibility, analysis of trade issues and auditing. The position will be located in either Jacksonville, FL or North Bergen, NJ depending on the candidates preference (Hybrid model).

The successful candidate will leverage their proficiency in Global Trade & Customs to...

Perform on-going analysis of product

• Research and perform HTS classification of products for US, Europe, and Canada.
• Identify and assist with tariff engineering opportunities during product development.
• Identify and communicate any product eligibility issues.
• Determine subjectivity to U.S. Fish and Wildlife and other government partner agencies.

Maintain Global Trade Management Software

• Update product master with HS classifications, and PGA information as needed.
• Communicate pertinent product information to internal customers, as well as Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers, and suppliers.

Operational Support

• Provide support to internal partners on trade and customs matters such as sample management, hand carrying procedures, carnets, duty rates, country of origin determination and labeling and other general trade inquiries.
• Support internal self-testing program and audit product information to ensure accuracy and support the C-TPAT Trade Compliance framework.
• Review products' eligibility for duty reductions programs.
• Complete simple administrative tasks to support duty payment to customs entities and ensure accurate submissions of entry info.
• Provide training and put together educational information for non-Trade compliance partners.

The accomplished individual will possess...

• Bachelor's Degree (Business, Supply Chain, or International focus preferred) or relevant, equivalent work experience preferred.
• Minimum 2 years' work experience, ideally in multi-national environment preferred.
• Experience in HTS product classification and researching customs rulings and compliance publications preferred.
• Ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks; is flexible, adaptable, collaborative and follows­ through.
• Ability to research, interpret and apply complex government regulations in actionable activities as appropriate.
• Must be able to effectively communicate complex Customs and Trade issues to a non­ expert audience, internally and externally.
• Understanding of system integrations, ERP, global classification database.

An outstanding professional will have...

• Licensed Customs Broker (or desire to obtain license), Certified Customs Specialist, is a plus but not required.
• Experience with sustainability programs preferred.
• Experience completing internal audits preferred.
• MS Office proficiency, especially with excel and Teams.

• Curiosity, willingness to learn and adapt to changing needs quickly.
• Responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment across global regions and cross-functionally.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong analytical and good decision-making skills.

Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

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