Customs Specialist

  • Competitive
  • United States, United States,
Leonid Group have recently be retained by an US-headquartered global market leader for water solutions to search for a Customs Compliance Specialist - US remote!


Desired skills:

  • Knowledge of US and regional Customs import and export laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of US and Canadian antidumping duties laws and regulations
  • Experience with Free Trade Agreements including USMCA, KRUS, AUSUS, IRUS
  • Ability to interface with all Company’s internal departments
  • Ability to be proactive in recognizing and adjusting to shifting priorities.
  • Self-motivated and directed, capable of operating semi-autonomously.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • P.C. experience and skills, specifically EXCEL, WORD, and Outlook
  • BA/BS with 2-3 years related import/export operational and compliance experience


  • Participate in overall management of The Company’s imports /exports to ensure compliance with all applicable US and Canadian Customs laws and regulations
  • Liaison with local Customs brokers as needed to facilitate the movement of goods


  • Research and respond to all inquires from the US & Canadian customs broker
  • Monitor the broker and import shipments for exceptions for the US, Canada and Mexico
  • Resolve all exceptions with US, Canadian Customs clearance for the timely movement of the goods
  • File the EEI’s for The Company's exports utilizing ACE
  • Determine Harmonized Tariff Number (HTS) for imports into US and Canada
  • Manage the global The Company's product dictionary to include HTS and ECCN
  • Review and confirm – sales orders with holds for export controls


  • Upload all global customers into Denied Party Tool and review any potential matches against Global Denied parties lists
  • Perform post entry audit to ensure the The Company’s product is entered in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations for the US and Canada
  • Work with broker and prepare corrective actions if necessary


  • Review the ACH statement and ensure proper duty is being paid
  • Support broker KPI and summary of corrective actions if necessary
  • Attend the Quarterly meetings with the broker
  • Prepare internal monthly Customs reports
  • Audit the entries to the payment records to ensure the payments match the entered value


  • Review and update the vendor shipping instructions
  • Review and update the US and Canadian Customs brokers SOP
  • Support the product certification of goods produced in Mexico for The Company's under USMCA
  • Participate and support projects as necessary.

As Necessary

  • Participate and support projects as necessary.
  • Support filing of protests and PSCs for any post entry corrections for US and Canadian Customs


Company: All Int'l Subsidiaries and internal departments

Government Agencies: US, Canadian & regional customs

Customs Brokers: US, Canadian & regional broker(s)

Freight Forwarders: All



The Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy that specialises in the placement of Legal, Compliance, Trade Compliance & Ethics professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Legal and compliance are both global, with teams worldwide, and our network reflects this. We work with multinational corporations to help structure their departments with the best people, from the Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to the Compliance Analyst and Trade Compliance Specialist.

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