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Trade Compliance Specialist

Company: Arconic
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Arconic is seeking a Trade Compliance Specialist for the North American (NA) division of Building & Construction Systems (BCS). The position is based in Harrisonburg, VA (relocation is provided). Reporting to the Trade Compliance Manager, this position plays a critical role ensuring that NA businesses comply with all import and export requirements. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate across functions to drive efficient and compliant import and export activity.

The Trade Compliance Specialist will work with four different NA legal entities, each with its own products and trade requirements, to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies.

The position also provides an opportunity to optimize import/export processes and achieve savings through problem-solving and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities

* Prepare export and import documentation for all goods, services, and technologies for all locations within the BCS NA legal entities in Canada and the United States. This includes: Kawneer Canada Co., Kawneer Inc., Kawneer Commercial Windows LLC (Cranberry, PA) and Arconic Architectural Products LLC (Eastman, GA).
* Represent the division in dealings with customers and suppliers on export and import matters.
* Maintain the division's EXIM transaction logs.
* Run weekly reports to anticipate and prepare for upcoming export and import transactions.
* Monitor and maintain USMCA (formerly NAFTA) information and requests.
* Monitor announced changes in governmental, regulatory agency, and corporate policies to help ensure the division remains compliant.
* Support the completion of the annual Trade Compliance ASAT for the division.
* Classify and administer all division products and/or supplier items as defined by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and ECCN.
* Conduct due diligence screenings in accordance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Canadian regulations.
* Assist with maintaining Denied Party Screening program.
* Coordinate transactions with Arconic's International Transportation Department.
* Serve as account administrator for US Customs and Border Protection's ACE System, including bond management and account assignments
* Work with Arconic's Corporate Trade Compliance Team on Arconic-wide trade initiatives.

Key Challenges

* The principal challenge of this position is to act as a resource to all BCS NA locations for issuing and auditing exports and imports.
* This position will assist the EXIM Trade Compliance Manager in implementation of trade compliance plans.
* This position will backfill the EXIM Trade Compliance Manager in all functions during absences

Essential Knowledge and Skills

* Strong communication and organizational skills
* Understanding of the business context in which export and import transactions occur
* Intermediate knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
* Ability to manage a project or activity with minimal direction
* Detailed orientated with organizational skills

Basic Qualifications

* Holds a bachelor's degree and has 2 years of experience with import/export activity.
* OR
* Holds a High School Diploma/GED and has 5 years of experience with import/export activity.
* Holds a Customs Specialist certification OR has an interest in obtaining the certification.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with multi-national corporations
* Experience in the building & construction market
* Working knowledge of JD Edwards or Oracle
* Knowledge and working understanding of U.S. and/or Canada export and import rules and regulations, including CBP Trade Remedy programs
* Experience with product classification, free trade agreements and qualifying goods, and customs documentation.
* Experience with Customs Border Protection's (CBP) ACE portal


Arconic Corporation (NYSE: ARNC), a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products, that advance the automotive, aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial and building and construction markets. Building on more than a century of innovation, Arconic helps to transform the way we fly, drive, and build. We are proud that 77% of our employees are happy working for Arconic and would recommend it as a great place to work and that 80% of our employees would recommend their managers to others.

We live our core values and commit to delivering sustainable value to our customers, our employees, our communities and our shareholders.

At Arconic, we:

Act With Integrity.

We lead with respect, honesty, transparency and accountability.

Safeguard our Future.

We protect and improve the health and safety of our employees, communities and environment.

Grow Stronger Together.

We cultivate an inclusive and diverse culture that advocates for equity.

Earn Customer Loyalty.

We build customer partnerships through best-in-class products and service.

Drive Operational Excellence.

We pursue continuous improvement through innovation, agility, people development and collaboration.

Create Value.

We achieve success by generating and growing value for our shareholders.

Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits). Arconic is in compliance with all relevant Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations.

Keywords: Arconic, Harrisonburg , Trade Compliance Specialist, Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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