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Import Shipping Specialist-Phoenix, AZ

Date: Apr 23, 2022

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.


About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

 

The Customs Specialist will be responsible for the oversight of customs clearance activities, compliance and problem resolution to support the supply chain and operations of the site. 
This position will serve as the first line liaison between GKN and its Customs Brokers.
The implementation of process and identification of improvement activities will be a key objective of this role in addition to ensuring optimization of Duty.
Good knowledge of Global Trade, Customs legislation, and requirements in respect of Classification, Valuation and Origin will be paramount along with excellent organization and prioritization skills. The ability to work alone and as part of a team is key.

Job Responsibilities

 

The Customs Specialist will be responsible for the following:


•    Liaising with 3rd party logistics providers to give clearance instructions on inbound and outbound goods 
•    Receipt and retention of relevant documentation (in accordance with requirements 
•    Use of Customs Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) to minimize duty/tax expenditure.
•    Process/prepare and apply various customs permits and declarations (Sites handling Customs Clearance In house)
•    Maintenance of master data with relevant stakeholders
•    The production of KPI’s to support the Customs Compliance Manager
•    Resolves daily compliance and/or clearance issues with Customs brokers, 3rd party logistics providers and other stakeholders
•    Check and confirm the Tariff Classification, Valuation and Origin (Preferential or Non Preferential) status for all imports and exports
•    Serves as the key resource and subject matter expert on import compliance and daily operational activities 
•    Liaise with Export Control to ensure the inclusion of the correct license information on export documentation 
•    Receipt and retention (subject to Government requirements) of customs documentation
•    Weekly/Monthly production of KPI’s to support the Customs Compliance Manager
•    Respond to requests for Information or Documentation to support government agency requests
•    Escalate any issues to the Logistics Manager or Customs Compliance Manager as required
•    The management of customs clearance activities, compliance and problem resolution to support the supply chain and operations of the site 
•    The implementation of process and identification of improvement activities will be a key objective of this role in addition to ensuring optimization of Duty

Job Qualifications

 

Basic Qualifications:

 •    2+ years of experience with Customs Legislation and Free Trade agreements
 •    2+ years of the Customs Tariff, Classification, Valuation and Origin requirements
 •    2+ years of experience in a manufacturing and Logistics environment


Preferred Qualifications:
     
•    GKN Experience
•    Excellent organizational and communication skills
•    Ability to work alone and unsupervised and as part of a team
•    Good problem solving skills
•    Knowledge of the Aircraft manufacturing industry
•    An appreciation for the HSE requirements of working in a warehousing/logistics environment
•    Certified Customs Specialist (CCS)

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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