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Manager, Trade Compliance

Company: Fender Musical Instruments
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation's ("FMIC") brand mission is to serve players at every stage with products and brand experiences that fuel the pursuit of musical expression. Fender is looking for a talented Manager, Trade Compliance to join our global Product team in Scottsdale, AZ.

An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it's a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

The Manager, Trade Compliance will maintain an effective and efficient flow of export and import controls related to international shipments to ensure compliance with Customs and other government agency regulations. We'll rely on the right candidate to provide internal expertise on trade regulations; this will involve keeping accurate records, providing interdepartmental training and increasing compliance communication and awareness. This individual will request rulings from Customs, reply to requests for information, and file protests as needed to include the filing of Post Summary Corrections. In addition, you'll research opportunities for international trade cost avoidance. Excellent communication skills will help this position be effective in dealing with freight forwarders, brokers, import vendors and steamship lines.

About the Job:

  • Maintain a highly efficient, effective and disciplined flow of export and import controls, to include documented processes and policies related to international trade to ensure compliance with Customs and other government agency offices
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop a 5-year road map and strategy for the Trade Compliance department and our international regional DC operations
  • Manage our global custom brokers to include establishing broker KPI's and leading quarterly broker meetings
  • Ensure Fender is current with any duty drawback filing, audit of our filings and reconciliation audits
  • Manage our Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes for all Fender and Specialty Brand products. This should include extending the US HTS to build a data base of Harmonized Codes for Canada, Mexico, Japan, Europe, Asia and Australia working with our global broker(s)
  • Manage our FTZ activities and processes at our distribution center site
  • Responsible for our GTM (Global Trade Management) system to ensure we are fully utilizing the platforms and develop a plan to use the module globally
  • Provide internal expertise on trade regulations; this will involve keeping accurate records, providing interdepartmental training and increasing compliance communication and awareness; to include mitigating any risk within our global network
  • Requesting rulings from Customs, replying to requests for information, and filing protests as needed
  • Develop relationships with customs and other governmental bodies
  • Responsible for continuous improvement opportunities within the department
  • Research opportunities for international trade cost avoidance
  • Ensure timely and accurate filings with customs for all of Fender's import / export shipments
  • Excellent communication skills will help this position be effective in dealing with freight forwarders, brokers, import vendors and steamship lines

What you need:

  • Working knowledge of Customs & Duties, HTS, NAFTA, GSP, Lacey Act CITES requirements
  • Experience implementing and / or working with an FTZ
  • US Customs Broker License or equivalent knowledge preferred
  • Experience with root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Ability to perform and provide analysis at multiple levels
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (in particular, Word, Excel, Access)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a leadership role managing a trade compliance department
  • Experience implementing / managing an FTZ mfg and distribution zone, C-TPAT certification, NAFTA, GSP, HTS classification, Haz-Mat / DG certified a plus, Prop 65 and Lacey Act CITES requirements

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world's leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender, Squier, Gretsch, Jackson, EVH, Charvel and Groove Tubes, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Keywords: Fender Musical Instruments, Scottsdale , Manager, Trade Compliance, Other , Scottsdale, Arizona

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