Senior Trade Analyst


Detroit, MI, USA

Full time

Trade Policy and Analysis


Sep 6

Senior Trade Analyst

Join Livingston and grow your career in the constantly changing world of international trade. Livingston is a market leader offering customs brokerage, international trade consulting, compliance and freight forwarding services around the world. Livingston has over 3,000 employees at more than 90 key border crossings, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations in North America, Europe and Asia.  

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment offers you the opportunity to work with leaders in the industry, receive recognition for achievements and develop your expertise in the complex and evolving world of trade. Learn how you can make an impact at Livingston.


Job Type: Full Time 

Location: MI Southfield - US017 


Responsible for performing varied trade related functions to client’s scope of work residing within Livingston International’s Global Trade Management functions. Work in conjunction with the direct management, functional or client teams, and external parties as necessary to meet and exceed client deliverables. The incumbent may specialize in one or more functional areas such as classification, import/export operations, restricted party screening, special trade programs, reconciliation, post entry and vendor performance management.


  • Utilize Trade Applications & Software to analyze import and/or export data to create transactional documentation, KPI reports, perform HS & ECCN Classification, determining FTA Qualification applicability, etc.
  • Monitor and adhere to changing priorities as required by the Client(s), Customs and other regulatory bodies, and management
  • Interact with internal and external parties including other Livingston employees, clients, brokers, freight forwarders and carriers
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues
  • Respond to inquiries from customers, brokers, freight forwarders, carriers, US Customs and other regulatory bodies
  • Audit Trade Analyst work for quality and compliance
  • Develop and deliver desk side training to Trade Analysts
  • Contribute to process development and improvement
  • Assist Manager in daily workflow oversight and management
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management


  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to analyze and solve problems quickly
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to set and manage priorities to meet all deadlines
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically with MS Word and MS Excel
  • Display the characteristics of a leader
  • The ability to make informed decisions in sometimes stressful situations
  • A positive and flexible attitude is required
  • A developed level of subject matter expertise in at least one of the following areas:
  • Import HS Classification
  • Export ECCN Classification
  • Reconciliation and/or Valuation
  • Broker Management
  • Post Entry
  • Free Trade Solicitation & Qualification
  • Freight & Export Operations
  • US Customs Brokerages Operations


3 years of related experience


Preferred: Bachelors Degree or equivalent



Customer First Focus

Business Acumen and Straight Talk



Inclusion and Collaboration

Leading and Developing

Livingston is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. Accommodations are available for applicants and employees with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please advise when submitting your application.     

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