Analyst, Customs Compliance

Magna International Inc.

Troy, MI, USA

Full time

Customs Brokage

Jul 26

Full Job Description

Job Number: 46910

Group: Magna Powertrain

Division: GO Troy

Job Type: Permanent/Regular

Location: TROY


Group Introduction


Advancing mobility. Making automotive technology that is smarter, cleaner, and safer, while still fun to drive. And making it for everyone. That’s what we’re passionate about at Magna Powertrain. We do it by creating world-class powertrain solutions for conventional, hybrid, and pure electric vehicles. We’re making electrification more than a buzzword, we’re bringing it to the road. Innovation is what drives us and we drive innovation. Dream big and create the future of mobility at Magna Powertrain.


Mission of the Position


The Customs Analyst will have responsibility for various Customs compliance tasks to support Magna Powertrain (MPT) facilities supported by the MPT Customs Team. This position will be the Subject Matter Expert on Brokerage/Operations and will work closely with vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, and MPT divisions to obtain information required by MPT’s Customs Brokers to ensure compliant and timely import entries are filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection as part of the Broker Referral process.

Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible as the process owner and management of the Broker Referral process, to obtain and provide critical information to MPT’s customs brokers to ensure highest levels of import entry compliance are met.
  • Maximize duty savings opportunities via application of Free Trade Agreements (e.g., USMCA, KORUS), Special Trade Programs, and HTSUS 9801/9802, including solicitation and qualification as needed.
  • Support Magna cross functional teams and divisions with Duty Impact Analysis to assist with sourcing decisions and landed cost calculations.
  • Measure customs broker compliance with Magna’s Broker Business Rules.
  • Provide operational support to MPT divisions such as but not limited to hand carry shipments, shipment issues/delays, and reporting of shipment status/updates.
  • Manage Temporary Import Bond shipment process to determine proper applicability and tracking, requesting extensions as needed.
  • Provide reporting and analytical support for other Compliance Team initiatives via ACE Reports and/or Ad Hoc Reports from MPT customs brokers.
  • Provide operational support to MPT divisions as part of their Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) initiative.
  • Responsible for determining HTS classification for Non-Production parts/commodities.
  • Provide decision support on day-to-day basis compliance matters.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Magna Standards


  • Practice and maintain integrity while following Magna’s Charter and Constitution.
  • Follow Magna’s Code of Conduct and Ethics and related compliance policies.
  • Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (IATF 16949).
  • Drive the development of new technologies to improve quality, efficiency and reduce cost.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures to ensure duties of self are performed in a safe manner.
  • Health & Safety responsibilities:
  • Understand applicable Environmental, Health & Safety policies and procedures in the workplace.
  • Report unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Report injuries, accidents, illnesses, near misses, property damage immediately.
  • Follow safety rules.
  • Comply with requirements for the use or operation of machines or equipment.
  • Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Create a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional/technical knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and cooperative working relationship with internal and external customers.
  • Treat everyone with dignity, trust and respect.
  • Complete additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


Customers and Business Interfaces


  • Internal Purchasing and Logistics teams
  • Magna Purchasing and Logistics teams
  • External customers and suppliers


The above is intended to describe the key internal/external customer or supplier groups of this position.


Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or an Operations Management related field strongly preferred.
  • 2 to 5 years of related work experience.
  • U.S. & Canadian regulatory import, export, and re-export trade compliance experience.
  • Complete understanding of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Regulations, including knowledge of Customs Valuation and Classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. and Canada.
  • Knowledge of Free Trade Agreements, Special Trade Programs, HTSUS 9801/9802 and documentary requirements.
  • Understand country of origin and marking issues, recordkeeping requirements, and supply chain security regulations as they relate to imports.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, approximately 10% of the time.

Work Environment


Office environment; 10% travel required.


While working in this environment, the employee will be exposed to machinery, moving equipment and material, moderate noise, airborne particles, fumes and various levels of temperature created by manufacturing processes.

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