Foreign Trade Representative in Beachwood, OH at BCforward

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description

Foreign Trade Representative

BCforward is currently seeking highly motivated Foreign Trade Representative for an opportunity in Beachwood, OH 44122.


Job Title: Foreign Trade Representative

Location: Beachwood, OH 44122

Expected Duration: 12 Months

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (days); some overtime will be required, but it will be limited.


  • Strong SAP experience is required.
  • S4 Hana experience is a big plus.
  • Foreign trade experience is required * Cross functional experience in supply chain and customer care is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Experience with Import / Export / Cross-Border processes and compliance to Customs regulations required.
  • Understanding of U.S. Customs and other relevant government agencies.
  • Working knowledge of Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Harmonized Tariff System.
  • Experience with Customs security initiatives (C-TPAT / PIP) preferred.
  • Knowledge of NAFTA / FTA requirements and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be resourceful, flexible, organized, detail-oriented, and team-oriented.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Cross-functional experience in Supply Chain and Customer Care is preferred.

General Summary:

The Customs & Foreign Trade Specialist will assist the Customs & Foreign Trade Manager with ensuring compliance with Customs and other governmental agency requirements. Adhering to company's import, export and cross-border policies/procedures and educating internal team members on same. Performing product compliance/classification reviews. Monitoring Customs broker and freight forwarder activities/partnerships. Conducting internal audits and government reporting procedures and performing special projects related to Free Trade Agreements, C-TPAT, Duty Drawback, etc. This role must understand and enforce Customs & Trade laws, policies, and best practices, while helping to identify opportunities to make day-to-day operations more efficient and reduce applicable duties and tax implications.


  • Work closely with freight forwarders and Customs brokers regarding classification, duty rates, documentation requirements, tracking to ensure efficiency and compliance for export declarations, import entries/reconciliations.
  • Work proactively and provide guidance to internal departments to ensure international business activities are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Respond to CBP and US Census Bureau requests; manage shipment seizures, inquires, or investigations.
  • Release Trade Blocks for export orders.
  • Monitor foreign trade developments (embargos, sanctions, EAR, OFAC, etc.) for import and export controls.
  • Audit service provider invoices for Customs & Foreign Trade activities.
  • Engage with Duty Drawback consultant and provide needed data/reports to maximize company eligible benefits.
  • Handle Customs duty payment/reconciliation activities.
  • Maintain import and export related master data (SAP ERP, SAP-S/4 HANA GTS).
  • Record Retention activities/coordination.
  • Perform special projects or other duties as required.

About BCforward:

BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers' needs into a full service personnel solutions organization. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCforward also operates numerous delivery centers across North America and India. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm in Indiana. Our uninterrupted growth has allowed BCforward to deliver uniquely configured IT staffing and project solutions for over years of catering to our customers' specific needs. BCforward currently maintains a team of over 5000 global resources. With our additional brand, Stafforward, together we have the capabilities to deliver services for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors which allows us to address your most challenging needs.

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 94862 when responding to this ad.