Manager, Global Customs Compliance

Kichler Lighting Independence , OH 44131

Posted 2 days ago

Manager, Global Customs Compliance

The Manager, International Logistics and Customs Compliance will be responsible for interacting with all areas of the Kichler organization including Home Center and TLI to insure compliance with all applicable import/export rules and regulations in an effort to minimize Kichler's exposure to penalties and fines from non-compliance and to benefit from legitimate cost savings (drawback).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Insuring adherence to regulatory requirements and programs, proper classifications and proper documentation for both import and export in daily operation. Maintaining compliance with all applicable government regulations and communicating those requirements to management

  • Regular audits of import/compliance process to detect and resolve any issues or breakdowns in the process (includes random audit of customs broker's entry documents and broker invoices to ensure that the proper information (HTS, Value, Tooling, Assists) is communicated to Customs; random audit of Customs entry folders and database to ensure that the proper documentation and information is stored and easily retrieved; etc

  • Develop and implement Import, Export and social compliance procedures for Home Center.

  • Develop and implement Import, Export and social compliance procedures for TLI

  • Organizing duty drawback date, post entry amendment, letter of correction ( voluntary tender and administrative refund), CF 28's, CF 29's, protests and informal requests for information from Customs

  • Establishing Schedule B classification for products, exporting to Canada and other 25 countries. Customs compliance procedure for Canadian exports

  • Working directly with Kichler's Customs broker for approval Form 7501 to ensure on-time Customs' clearances. Detect issues and provide solutions

  • Coordinating the flow of import shipments (ocean and air) between Kichler China logistics, CDS and Kichler's facilities in the USA. Negotiating Customs bond annually

  • Special projects as needed


  • Detail-orientated and result-orientated with some project management skills

  • A strong sense of urgency and responsibility. Able to get things done under pressure

  • Updated knowledge of international trade, polices and regulations

  • Willing to challenge and improve current way of doing business

  • A great team player and an effective communicator

  • At least 10 years experience in International Trade with 5 Years management experience

  • Licensed Customs Broker

  • College Degree is required

  • Lighting Experience preferred

  • Ability to travel domestically and Internationally when necessary

  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, system adoptability

Kichler is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

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