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Specialist - International Trade
New York, New York
United States
NY Metro
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Shipping / Logistics / Warehouse

Specialist - International Trade

About the Position

This position will support import/export programs for US & foreign countries, particularly Canada and Mexico. The Specialist will work with key partners to facilitate accurate information flow and manage Customs/PGA (Partner Government Agency) clearance processes when ANN INC. is the Importer of Record. The Specialist will facilitate the refinement, execution, and adherence of Clearance, Assist, Auditing, and Drawback SOP’s with an eye towards compliance and sensitivity to tight timeframes. This position will also identify and assist in resolving information requests/inquiries and enhancing internal International Trade systems.


•Manage and resolve import/export issues at port, reaching out to appropriate parties (agents, vendors, Sourcing, etc.) to expedite resolution

•Analyze existing procedures and/or propose new processes that strengthen International Trade compliance and tighten the supply chain (from timing and risk perspectives)

•Manage US and Canada Value Reconciliation processes

•Partner with Accounts Payable to review/respond to quarterly Price Paid or Payable Audits

•Oversee duty drawback preparation/submission to Customs and subsequent refunds

•Serve as point person for IT systems that support International Trade

•Identify and research potential issues / enhancements (as a result of new regulations, improved compliance, reduced supply chain timeframes, etc.), build Business Requirements (as needed) and assist in SOW development / testing (as appropriate)

•Design and present solutions / enhancements

•Develop and lead International Trade workshop presentations, as assigned

•Conduct internal audits of classification, broker, etc

•Assist in classification of apparel, footwear and accessories, etc utilizing the HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) of the U.S. and Canada (as necessary)

•Work with cross-functional teams to assist in new vendor on-boarding

•Assist in C-TPAT Management

•Assist in ad hoc International Trade projects as necessary


•Bachelor’s Degree required; at least 7 years’ experience in Customs Compliance/Import/Export Operations for apparel, accessories and/or footwear is preferred

•Licensed Customs Broker preferred

•Ability to manage and handle multiple projects at once, often under tight deadlines; a self-starter and go getter attitude

•Strong communication skills

•Ability to foster relationships and build rapport with large number of contacts involved in various internal/external organizational functions

•Experience analyzing and reporting data to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions

•Strong detail-orientated skills without losing sight of the big picture

•Ability to work well under pressure

•Experience in duty drawback

•Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, with intermediate level skill in Excel and Access

•Experienced in ACE (US Customs and Border Production Automated Commercial Environment)

•Familiarity with Free Trade Agreements for US and Canada, including (but not limited to) Jordan, Egypt QIZ, GPT, LDCT, CAFTA, NAFTA

•Working knowledge of standard logistics processes

•Experience using one or more of the following U.S. (and other non-U.S., as appropriate) Government-endorsed resources for import product classification

•General Rules of Interpretation

•Harmonized Tariff’s Schedule of US and CA

•Explanatory Notes

•Cross Customs Rulings Database