Customs & Trade Analyst
Company: Hanesbrands Inc.
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: January 16, 2022
HanesBrands Inc. is a global company with more than 60,000
associates in 47 countries, all working together to create the
world's best apparel to include iconic brands such as Champion,
Hanes, Bali, Bonds, and many more. We offer enormous opportunities
for creative thinkers, for people with a passion for consumers, and
for people who think like business owners. We're building a truly
inclusive culture, where people of different backgrounds, races,
cultures and experiences come together to make us stronger. We are
a sustainable company committed to making a positive difference in
our communities and around the world.
This position is responsible for supporting the Sr. Manager of
Global Trade Compliance , Manager Trade Programs and
Classifications and the overall corporate regulatory/Customs
compliance initiatives. The incumbent is the subject matter expert
and liaison with governmental regulatory agencies, US and foreign
Customs agencies, Global logistics partners, externally managed
Customs brokerage partners, HBI cross-functional areas and
manufacturing facilities. This subject matter expertise includes
all aspects relating to HBI's regulatory/global trade compliance,
including Customs valuation and classifications, duty and
reconciliation programs, trade program requirements/ management,
oversight of import documentation and audits.
Direct the HBI Customs brokerage partners on day-to-day trade and
import compliance activities to achieve issue resolution and
timely/accurate Customs release of international shipments as they
move through the supply chain.
Verify Customs free trade program requirements are met before
allowing such claims to be made for imported and/or exported
Verify Import documentation to ensure that same is accurately
prepared and in compliance with HBI internal procedures, as well as
all U.S. and foreign Customs/regulatory requirements
Daily Database Management: Performs continual data management, data
cleansing and ongoing maintenance of the HBI Customs Harmonized
Tariff Database and corresponding HBI external Team Site. Direct
and control the data management and access to the data portals.
Daily Database Management: Maintains the HBI Free Trade Program
Certification Database that drives the Customs qualification
process and Customs duty determination/assignment.
Analyzes finished apparel, raw materials, equipment and other
miscellaneous items that are moving internationally to assign the
correct Harmonized Tariff Number as required by global Customs
Acts as a resource to the Trade Specialist role during shifts in
workload, volumes, expected and unexpected absences and/or
Acts as a back-up for the Manager, Trade Programs and
Classifications attending meetings, conference calls and overall
acts as a representative of the department as needed.
Manages and controls the timely preparation and distribution of
detailed US Customs financial and import data reporting from
external Brokerage partners into electronic record storage
Prepares ad hoc Customs financial and import reports using the US
Customs database portals.
Perform comparative analysis of the reporting for Customs
valuation. Works with outside Legal Counsel and with HBI finance
associates to resolve any concerns regarding the data presented for
Directs the external Brokers on filing the Customs reconciliation
data with US Customs as required by law
Assists and is a key participant in the post-Customs entry
documentation review process and performs assessments on selected
HBI Import/Export Entry documentation. Works closely with Customs
Brokers, Trade Compliance Group associates and cross-functional
areas to ensure integrity in the Import documentation and shipping
Develop, create and contribute to reporting and presentation needs
related to the Logistics and Trade Compliance communications.
Prepares weekly KPI's of trade and import data to identify trends,
areas of trade compliance concern and any trade related issues that
may pertain to HBI's supply chain.
Issue Corrective Actions to relevant HBI personnel and external
partners in an effort to resolve and eradicate any
regulatory/compliance matters and ensure that future international
transactions are compliant.
Train new Trade Specialists, as well as educating HBI
cross-functional associates regarding import processes,
requirements and documentation.
Prepare responses to US Customs regulatory audit requests
Arrange for Customs Brokerage/clearance processes & procedures for
all US ports of entry to support the shifts in the supply
Liaise with other cross-functional areas in order to execute
effective and relevant trade/compliance activities to support the
organization's sales, purchasing, materials management, production
and overall operating functions.
Prepare and analyze US Customs duty/financial reporting to ensure
required monthly duty payments take place
This is a minimally supervised role requiring the incumbent to
demonstrate initiative, specific subject knowledge/expertise and
leadership. The incumbent must be able to make timely decisions and
provide direction in accordance with business needs and
Incumbent must be able to communicate effectively,( both in written
and verbal form), at all levels of the organization up to the Vice
President level. The position must be able to effectively
communicate and work closely with associates at all levels of
internal and external operations, as well as headquarters
employees. Education/Degrees: Bachelor Degree strongly desired.
Associates Degree on track to obtain a 4-year degree would be
considered only if other highly desirable qualifications were
Special Skills: Highly proficient in Microsoft Suite with proven
ability using excel, access and ability to learn/utilize various
types of other software/information systems.
Knowledge of Customs Harmonized Tariff Classification,
import/export processes, trade program compliance relating to
Supply chain knowledge/experience
Years of Experience: 3-5 years
Type of Experience: Self-starter with the ability to work
independently or as part of a team
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Ability to work under time constraints and deliver consistent
Experience in managing, coaching and developing others
Supply Chain/Logistics & transportation
Required Travel: 10% or less
Preferred Experience, skills, and education that are not required
for job but beneficial to the role:
Customs Broker certification highly desirable
Experience with importing/exporting via various trade lanes and
modes of transportation
Knowledge of organizational supply chain and IT related systems
Experience in trade program management and regulatory audit
Experience in managing, developing and coaching others
Data Analytics and data management skills highly desirable
Competencies or behavioral characteristics required to accomplish
primary accountabilities of job:
Work effectively in a team environment while working independently
in individual areas of responsibility
Ability to think systemically and solve problems effectively and
Strong organizational skills
Strong critical thinking/analytical skills
Ability to interact effectively and professionally within a
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the
United States and should not require now, or in the future,
sponsorship for employment visa status.
Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process should contact us directly:
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