Trade Compliance Analyst II - WINONA2MN (117) in Winona, MN at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 1/28/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Winona, MN
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Benchmark provides comprehensive solutions across the entire product lifecycle; leading through its innovative technology and engineering design services, leveraging its optimized global supply chain, and delivering world-class manufacturing services. The industries we serve include: commercial aerospace, defense, advanced computing, next generation telecommunications, complex industrials, medical, and semiconductor capital equipment.

The Trade Compliance Specialist supports import and export activities and procedures that ensure compliance with local and international laws and regulatory regimes as applicable to the movement of goods internationally.


•Manage/coordinate daily import and compliance activity.
•Review/audit of Customs import entry submissions with request for any corrections with Benchmark’s brokers.
•Request and follow through on any post summary corrections of entries.
•Provide clearance instructions to brokers.
•Classify commodities for an HTS classification.
•Support HTS classification through knowledge and understanding of all GRI’s, Explanatory Notes, Chapter and Section Notes
•Provide valuation assistance/ guidance to supply chain, when required.
•Issue Certificates of Origin when necessary, with a thorough understanding of country of origin rules
•File all ISF information when required.
•Participate in Corporate quarterly audits of Customs entries.
•Maintain documentation to meet government record keeping requirements.
•Understand government agency requirements upon importation (FDA, FCC, TSCA, and CVD/ADD).
•Perform complex analysis and research of rules of applicability through knowledge of the NAFTA (GN12)
•Assure proper issuance of NAFTA Certificates of Origin.
•Apply rules of Origin for Free Trade Agreements.
•Effectively communicate with U.S. Customs in response to CF28/CF29 requests.
•Perform and file both Value and NAFTA Reconciliation with U.S. Customs.
•Provide monthly cost report of duties paid and duties avoided to senior management.
•Participate in training to employees on both import and export matters.
•Work with supply chain on any import matters.
•Manage import documentation via Image Quest.
•Maintain and update classifications (HTS, ECCN, Origin, OGA info) in local part database and/or ERP system for import and export activity.
•Keep brokers updated with the current part database.
•Maintain knowledge of compliance to both the EAR and ITAR.
•Write site import procedures and maintain the site import manual.
•Work with Corporate Trade Compliance Management on any potential export and/or import compliance matters.
•Prepare complex U.S. Department of Commerce licenses and/or export authorizations.
•Conduct export classification (ECCN/USML) of documentation and/or products.
•Perform denied parties checks on business partners.
•Write site export procedures and maintain the site export manual.
•Manage and coordinate daily export activity.
•Review and/or maintain site export documentation.
•Participate in Corporate quarterly export audits.
•Participate in Corporate annual Risk Assessments for Import Program.
•Participate in Corporate annual Risk Assessments for Export Program.
•Participate in site export or import disclosures with Corporate Trade Compliance team.
•Assist Corporate Trade Compliance Manager on ruling requests and/or CCATs.
•Other compliance related duties as assigned.

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Effective interpersonal skills
•Effective multitasking skills and the ability to take on additional responsibilities as required
•Effective organization and prioritization skills
•Demonstrate high attention to detail
•Ability to work with diverse groups
•Demonstrates discretion, confidentiality, independent judgment and professionalism.
•Ability to work with minimal supervision and guidance, exercising discretion and independent judgment.
•Understanding of and ability to use continuous improvement tools.
•Strong customer service and client focus
•Working knowledge of productivity tools, including Microsoft Office products and WebEx conferencing software
•Ability to support a 24/7 global business operation as required
•Effective negotiation and problem solving skills
•Ability to work in an ever-changing, dynamic, fast-paced environment
•Knowledge/Familiarity with “maquiladora/IMEX” operations a plus
•Knowledge/Familiarity working in an MRP system a plus

•Customs Broker license
•Bachelor’s degree and/or 5 or more years of export /import experience preferred

Working Conditions:


Shift: Shift 1

    Full Time

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