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Senior Import Compliance Analyst

Date: Jul 8, 2021

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is North America's leading B2B distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies and related services. Our purpose is to keep the world working, which is why more than five million customers across industries like commercial, government, healthcare, and manufacturing rely on us for products and solutions to keep their people safe and their operations running.

At Grainger, team members have the freedom to be curious. They have the resources to grow and the space to. We understand and celebrate the need to hear, respect and apply unique perspectives to succeed. This is the way forward – the way to boost your career while delivering positive change for all people.

Position Details:

You will help ensure we comply with import regulations and that import cargo is flowing through the supply chain by providing trade compliance expertise, leading our participation in CTPAT Security and other Trusted Trader programs, and managing daily import operations while providing support and analysis. You will also develop meaningful measures of broker performance, providing recommendations to address performance gaps, and auditing broker work to ensure quality. You will report to to the Senior Manager, Import Logistics & Compliance.

You Will:

  • Improve the efficiency of import logistics and supply chain by resolving compliance issues and identifying opportunities to improve processes ensuring product continues to flow and move without delay
  • Minimize exposure to governmental penalties by ensuring company compliance with US Customs and Border Protection and other government agencies' laws and regulations
  • Work with Customs officials to request Binding Rulings, respond to requests information (CF28 and CF29) and obtain guidance on port regulations
  • Be a primary liaison for broker and suppliers to resolve import compliance issues and ensure shipments are delivered
  • Lead our CTPAT Security Program Annual Certification efforts. Coordinate with applicable partners to ensure ongoing compliance with CTPAT Security Program criteria
  • Manage changing priorities based on the needs of business
  • Oversee the payment process for customs duties
  • Maintain Import Compliance Manual and document process flows and SOPs

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or logistics, or equivalent related experience
  • 3+ years of similar operational role at another large international shipper or broker
  • Knowledge of U.S. import regulations, including areas such as classification, valuation, free trade agreements, special import programs (anti-dumping and countervailing cases), PGAs, entry process.
  • Knowledge of CTPAT Security and Trade Compliance Programs
  • Licensed customs broker or certified customs specialist or experience applying relevant import regulations
  • Travel 5-10%

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Parental Leave and employee discounts
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DE&I Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.