Trade Compliance Specialist - Consulting

475 Admiral Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5T 3A3, Canada Req #8
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Trade Compliance Specialist - Consulting

Position Summary 
This position is primarily responsible for completing and / or assisting with complex customs compliance processes in a timely and cost-effective manner. This may include providing consulting and advisory services to clients regarding HS classification, origin determination, valuation, appeals, AMPS, C-TPAT/PIP, duty drawbacks, etc. and other customs related duties as assigned.  The incumbent is also required to attract and retain clients by selling additional consulting services that generate new revenue to achieve a minimum monthly target.

Key Responsibilities (Supervisory/Materials/Information)
  • Provide technical advisory services and document preparation for clients which includes, but is not limited to the following: HS classification, FTA analysis, valuation assessments, commodity tax analysis, duty deferral assistance and duty drawbacks, customs verification and audit assistance, blanket amends / refunds, apply for national customs rulings, etc.
  • Identify sales opportunities and upsell consulting services with new and existing clients. Maintain sales pipeline. Prepare and submit billing information as per standard procedures. Make sales presentations.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with client by responding to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with coworkers and internal clients while working collaboratively on projects, responding to inquiries, etc.  Provide technical guidance to colleagues.

Education and Experience
  • Completion of High School or Equivalent
  • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designation (must maintain)
  • Certified Trade Compliance Specialist (CTCS) designation (asset)
  • US Certified Customs Specialist (asset)
  • CBSA Professional status (asset)
  • 5 - 7 years of proven customs industry-related experience, including a minimum of 2 years classification experience
  • Consulting experience (preferred)

Competencies, Working Skills & Attributes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as solid presentation skills, in order to present complex information to a variety of contacts both internally and externally.
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated attitude with the ability to attract and retain clients to generate additional revenues.
  • Expert knowledge of customs and relevant legislation as it pertains to importing and exporting.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Excellent research, problem-solving, judgement and analytical skills with a high attention to detail in order to research and review complex information.
  • Proficient in MS Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and standard computer applications in order to prepare professional communications and presentation material.
  • Able to operate standard business machines including photocopiers, scanners, faxes, telephones, printers, etc.
  • Valid passport 

Working Conditions, Mental Effort & Physical Requirements 
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, high activity and deadline bound environment.
  • Concentration is required in balancing several tasks at one time.
  • May be required to sit at desk or in vehicle for prolonged periods of time.
  • May be required to view computer screen or printed materials for extended periods of time.
  • May need to carry presentation materials, equipment, etc.
  • Must be able to travel using a variety of methods throughout Canada and the United States.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
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  • 475 Admiral Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5T 3A3, Canada