Licensed Custom Broker in Warrenville, IL at Pettibone

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Pettibone, LLC is the parent of many independent manufacturing companies which produce a wide array of equipment and products. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. Pettibone, LLC is wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customers changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Equipment and products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturers representatives and an established network of independent dealers. Internationally, Pettibone sells in more than 60 countries through an independent distributor network, company sales representatives, licensees and agents. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position

The Licensed Custom Broker ensures that all shipments meet applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. The Broker is responsible for adherence to trade laws and regulations, for signing all import/export documentation relating to the transportation and classification of goods, and for advising Pettibone employees on proper import/export procedures.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support businesses in classifying goods according to tariff coding system. Examine product information to ensure compliance with regulations.

  • Calculate and quote duty and tariff payments owed on shipments. Coordinate with businesses to ensure appropriate processes are in place to facilitate payment of taxes, and duties on shipments.

  • Prepare and process import and export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, or procedures.

  • Ensure CBP Declaration integrity (including country of origin).

  • Monitor applicability of antidumping and countervailing duty laws, where applicable.

  • Ensure Proper classification of exported goods and technologies.

  • Implement and maintain destination and denied party screening protocols.

  • Sign documents on behalf of clients using limited powers of attorney.

  • Apply for tariff concessions or for duty drawbacks and other refunds. Submit financial applications as required.

  • Clear goods through customs and to their destinations. Coordinate logistics as required for the operating companies. Monitor and trace location of goods.

  • Stay current on import and export laws and regulations through continuing education and outreach.

  • Advise, educate and train Pettibone personnel on trade compliance practices consistent with corporate trade compliance policies as expressed in the corporate Compliance Manual; establish internal controls and processes in support of these activities.

  • Suggest best methods of packaging or labeling products in compliance with FTC and CBP guidance on applicable standards.

  • Maintain close working relationships with and take direction from Legal Group as required

  • Consolidate relationships with freight forwarders, importers, exporters and other customs brokers within Pettibone to move goods efficiently and solicit their assistance in deployment of best practices.

  • In consultation with the Legal Group, confer with officials in various agencies to facilitate clearance of goods through customs and quarantine.

  • Conduct periodic risk assessments via sampling (e.g., import declarations).

  • Solicit supplier verifications as appropriate (e.g., origin claims).

  • Support integration of trade compliance requirements into the Heico Records Retention Program deployed by the Legal Group.

  • Provide support to internal investigations in collaboration with colleagues from Human Resources, Internal Audit and EHSS, as appropriate.

  • Provide support on Pettibone mergers and acquisitions (e.g., by conducting due diligence on trade compliance risk).

  • Participate in industry groups to monitor industry standards for deployment within Pettibone.

Job Requirements

  • Customs Brokers License required

  • Additional certifications (preferred, but not required):

    • Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS)

    • Certified U.S. Import Compliance Officer (CUSICO)

    • Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer (CUSECO)

  • 10-15 years of experience in Customs Brokerage required

  • Bachelors degree strongly preferred

  • Ability to travel up to 40