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PDS Tech Inc Customs and Compliance Specialist in Madison, Alabama

• Act as the main point of contact for Company to US Customs

• Assist stakeholder groups with Customs compliance matters

• Manage daily trade-related compliance operations

• Leverage Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to identify abnormal conditions and problem-solve

• Work cross-functionally with Customs Brokers, Security, Suppliers, Logistics Operations, Logistics Providers, freight forwarders, and manufacturing/conveyance Team Members to ensure supply chain compliance with US Customs and related regulations

• Build and perform internal audits and coordinate with key stakeholders to ensure supply chain compliance with US Customs

• Identify, visualize, report, and ensure countermeasure of non-compliance issues

• Support import and export trade requirements as needed

• Establish operating procedures related to Customs compliance, supply chain systems compliance, and related audit processes

• Lead problem solving efforts to countermeasure and mitigate impact of abnormal supply chain conditions

• Support change point management activities, crisis management, and contingency planning for production and production systems – including coordination with all internal and external stakeholders

• Support on-site partners to ensure campus-wide Customs compliance

• Contribute to and support annual business plans and strategies to support Manufacturing priorities

• Create and manage multiple projects and related schedules, driving decision-making and communicating status to key stakeholders

• Interpret and navigate complex regulations (CFR19 & CFR22) and clearly communicate impact and requirements to key stakeholders

• Ability to work outside of typical business hours and travel as needed (domestically and internationally)

What You Bring

• 4+ years of experience in Customs compliance role or related field

• Bachelor's Degree (or Higher)

• Direct exposure and responsibility for CTPAT compliance at a medium to large company or experience for other trade-related compliance activities such as:

o General US Customs Compliance

o HTS Classification

o Duty Calculation

o Free Trade Agreements

o Foreign Trade Zones

• Previous interaction with Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders, and other trade compliance professionals

• Cross-functional problem-solving skills and experience

• Experience coordinating, presenting, or leading decision-making meetings

• Ability to adapt to rapid change and work under pressure

• Strong Microsoft office skills, specifically Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and PowerBi

• Ability to work overtime during peak times, including weekend/holiday work

What Will Set You Apart

• Experience in a Customs Compliance role in the automotive industry

• Customs Broker License and/or Export Control Certification

• Compliance with US Export Control Laws (EAR/ITAR)

• Sanctions Compliance & Denied Party Screening

• US Census Bureau/EEI Filings

• CTPAT or other trade compliance training/certification

• Bilingual English/Spanish

• Customs compliance experience in high-volume manufacturing facility

• Functional project management skills in a large-scale manufacturing environment

• Experience leading complex projects/teams

• Development of project strategies, problem-solving and countermeasures

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.