Trade Compliance Specialist

Trek Bikes

Waterloo, WI, USA

Full time

Sep 3

Full Job Description

A bit about us

Trek is an awesome place to work, with amazing benefits for all employees. We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. When you’re on our team, you’re taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so. Give us your best, and we’ll give it right back. Sound pretty sweet? Then come join us!

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Trek Waterloo HQJob Description

As a member of Trek’s Trade Compliance team, the Trade Compliance Specialist will manage import and export compliance processes to ensure adherence to global customs regulations and partnering agencies. The Trade Compliance Specialist will be a leader of process improvements to ensure compliance to trade regulations while facilitating the inbound and outbound movement of shipments.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) classification in North America.
  • Perform and enhance U.S. export compliance functions including denied party screening and license determination.
  • Address and resolve questions and issues with service providers, including customs brokers and freight forwarders.
  • Understand and interpret product specifications, Bill of Materials and other technical records.
  • Identify country of origin and marking on imported goods.
  • Identify free trade program opportunities while ensuring adherence to preferential treatment qualifications.
  • Review trade data and reporting to identify, process, and manage post entry auditing.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for applicable U.S. import and export processes.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international business, supply chain or related field.
  • 3-5+ years’ experience in U.S. trade/customs compliance in a corporate setting.
  • Experience in product classification, ECCN determination and Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • U.S. Customs brokerage license or CUSECO certification preferred.
  • Experience with reading and interpreting U.S. Government regulations, Harmonized Tariff of the United States, and other applicable regulatory reference and control documents.
  • Must have a strong passion for continuous improvement, desire to learn and be a self-starter.
  • Capable of managing large data sets, analyzing trends and identifying risk.
  • Advance proficiency with current Microsoft Office and analytics programs including Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Power BI.
  • Detail oriented, with exceptional analytical and problem

Trek Benefits:

  • Flexible and fun company culture
  • Competitive health care
  • PPO & HDHP medical plan options, Dental insurance, Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Free life insurance & optional term life insurance
  • Competitive vacation package
  • 401(k) with match and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)
  • 12 weeks of maternity leave with 100% pay
  • Flexible holiday schedule – 10 company holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $15,000! (Undergraduate & Masters programs)
  • Employee discounts on all product
  • Deep partner retail discounts

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we continue to take extra steps and precautions to keep our employees and customers safe. We are now requiring that all employees show proof that they are fully vaccinated with the exception of a medical or religious exemption.

We are an E-Verify employer.

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