Free Trade Specialist

Lanxess Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 3 weeks ago

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states.

What we can offer you:

LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.

We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.

Job Highlights

  • Manage the Free Trade Agreement Desk (USMCA, CAFTA, US-KOREA, US-Australia, US-Chile, US-Singapore, US-Colombia, etc). This includes requesting and maintaining vendor declarations, working with hundreds of domestic and international customers, brokers/agents, vendors; maintaining proper harmonized tariff numbers in the USMCA system; analyzing products for preferential treatment; and issuing, maintaining, and logging certificates for all buisness units, to all customers for Lanxess and affiliates. In addition, this will also encompass being responsible for the implementation of new business / new materials in the GTS system, working closely with Global Compliance in Germany.

  • Responsible for the LANXESS Duty Drawback Program. Apply and maintain knowledge of drawback programs and procedures to minimize duty outlay and maximize duty refunds. Prepare drawback reports, work with our contracted agent in preparing sample data trails, work with accounting to ensure that all refunds are allocated properly, and ensure records are accurate and properly maintained.

  • Work with the business units to identify areas of drawback for domestic customers and subsequentally prepare and submit Certificates of Delivery for Duty Drawback.

  • Establish policy procedures and compliance directives to ensure the Free Trade Agreements and Duty Drawback Program adhere to trade compliance laws and regulations.

  • Complete various compliance projects with direction from the Import Control Officer.

  • Act as a backup for the Import Control Officer and assist with import audits as needed.


  • BS/BA in International Business/Logistics/Related field or equivalent experience in trade compliance.

  • Previous experience with Free Trade Agreements and Duty Drawback Programs preferred.

  • Must communicate effectively with internal employees, external customers and vendors, and service organizations. In addition, must communicate with US Customs and the Department of Commerce.

  • Experience in developing procedures and project work.

  • Must be able to multitask, work independently and with a group when necessary.

  • Excellent record keeping skills.

  • Must work well under pressure.

  • Excellent quantitative/analytical skills, planning and organizational skills.

  • Excellent computer experience through the use of SAP and other software packages, especially excel.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.

  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.

  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global "Xwork" program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.

  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .

Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID: 2390


Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: ERP, Supply, Logistics, SAP, Supply Chain Manager, Technology, Operations

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