Trade Compliance Specialist - Hybrid Remote

Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc.

Schaumburg, IL, USA Remote

Full time

Trade Compliance

Import Export

Nov 7

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Description

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hitachi High-Tech America, Inc. adopts, implements, and updates certain safety protocols in its efforts to promote a healthy and safe workplace for the well-being of our employees, their families, and visitors to our facilities, and to pursue continuity of the Company’s business operations. Where permitted by law, new hires will be required to disclose and certify COVID-19 vaccination status shortly after hire.

WORK STYLE DESIGNATION: Hybrid (+50% Remote)

WORK LOCATION: Schaumburg, IL Office

The Trade Compliance Specialist position is responsible for providing guidance, expertise, and knowledge necessary for the development, implementation, and management of Hitachi High- Tech America’s global trade compliance program. This position focuses on managing initiatives and projects in critical areas of trade compliance.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Import & Export Compliance Activity

  • Oversee Hitachi High-Tech America’s import and export procedures. Work in conjunction with the Director, Trade Compliance to develop and implement policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with import and export regulations and Company Policy. Strong involvement in desk procedure creation, streamlining processes through automation and development of trade compliance tools for the divisions.
  • Maintain and develop participating government agency policies and procedures and provide reporting, as necessary.
  • Assist in the management of customer screening program by reviewing denied party screening results and customer screening documents.
  • Monitor classification requirements and applicable changes and communicate them to sales divisions and customs brokers, as necessary.
  • Support recordkeeping program in accordance with government regulations and Company policy

Audit Activity

  • Maintain current import and export audit programs with Trade Compliance Team. Assist in the development and implementation of corrective actions and/or compliance improvements, as necessary.

Other

  • Lead trade compliance projects from project development to implementation.
  • Monitor brokers and freight forwarders on established standard operating procedures and key performance indicators.
  • Provide assistance and training to the company’s divisions regarding government regulations and policies and procedures on exporting and importing.

EDUCATION, LICENSES, AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree


EXPERIENCE AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5 years related import/export compliance experience
  • Knowledge of import and export classification and documentation required
  • Practical knowledge in trade and regulatory matters and ability to interpret regulatory information
  • Some travel-approximately 10%

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong computer skills required, knowledge of Excel and SAP a plus
  • Solid project management skills. Motivation to form and develop project teams.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to identify risks and improvement opportunities and to develop resulting actionable project plans
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills; and the ability to disseminate data and information are critical

POSITION - SAFETY RISKS AND HAZARDS

Warning: Due to the nature of the work environment, this job may require working on equipment or in work areas where electromagnetic frequencies may be present from some of the equipment (intensity may vary) which could possibly interfere with certain medical implants or devices. If you have questions, contact Human Resources.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Check/Add as needed; indicate codes NOFC (see below)

Physical Abilities Lift /Carry

F____ Stand

F____ Walk

F____ Sit

C____ Handling / Fingering

O____ Reach Above Shoulder

N____ Climb or Crawl

O____ Squat or Kneel

Lifting or Moving

O___ 10 lbs or less

O____ 11-20 lbs

N____ 21-50 lbs

N____ 51-100 lbs

N____ Over 100 lbs

Maximum one person weight lift of no more than 50 pounds under ideal conditions. Requires at least a two-man lift or more if lifting conditions are not ideal or more than 50 pounds, unless lifting device is used that can reduce the load to a safe level.

Push / Pull

O____ 12 lbs or less

O____ 13-25 lbs.

N____ 26-40 lbs

N____ 41-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to HTA-AccommodationRequests@hitachi-hightech.com

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