Customs Compliance Manager

Childrens Place Services Co

Corporate Office Employees

Full time

Customs and Trade Compliance


Sep 14


Secaucus, New JerseyJob Summary:

The Manager, Customs Compliance will be responsible for ensuring the company operates in full compliance with the laws and standards required for the importation of US and Canada goods.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintain total control over the team and responsibilities related to the daily workload of classification, line review, and responses to customs for information
  • Proactively monitor SAP duty assignment by classification deadline date, vendor, and incoterm
  • Provide trade compliance and duty guidance to Sourcing and Design from the point of article adoption/line review through costing and classification
  • Manage the customs brokerage performance and relationship in partnership with VP, Global Logistics
  • Provide customs compliance guidance for internal programs and keep the company informed of changes in trade compliance, applicable duties, or free trade agreements
  • Establish and maintain measurable Key Performance Indicators specific to the classification of goods, the entry process, vendor documentation compliance, and post entry amendments
  • Create and maintain standard operational procedures
  • Identify areas for operational process improvement based on supply chain data analysis in GT Nexus and SAP
  • Manage and oversee the yearly ISA audit program
  • Manage and oversee the First Sale process
  • Maintain the electronic import documentation storage

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience in customs compliance management 
  • Experience in handling yearly high volume of customs entries (8,000) with multiple lines
  • Experience in the classification of sets/articles that require multiple HTS codes to one article specifically related to apparel
  • Experience in GT Nexus and SAP, specifically related to the classification TCODES in SAP
  • Experience working with an expanding international business

Skills and Behaviors:

  • Must be detail-oriented with strong analytical and written skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively to department teams and cross-functional partners
  • Strong planning skills with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines
  • Excellent presentation skills across multiple levels of the organization 

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