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Customs Compliance Specialist - Duty Drawback
Altair Advanced Industries Inc. Bellingham, Washington, United States 162 Days Ago
Req. #: 286-2018
Job Category: Logistics/Transportation
Sub Category:
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Shift: Day
Zipcode: 98226
Posted: 2018-10-11
Minimum Education: 2 Year Degree
Degree Title:
Minimum Experience: 2-4 years
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Status
Start Publishing: 2018-10-08
Stop Publishing: 2018-11-20

Altair Advanced Industries, a member of the Alpha Group, which provides world-class powering solutions, seeks a Customs Compliance Specialist – Duty Drawback to join their team in Bellingham, WA.

This position is responsible for monitoring the Duty Drawback processes, US Customs regulations and policies across the Alpha Group’s various departments and divisions. Ensures that compliance policies and processes meet US Customs regulations and that the duty drawback process is efficient and accurate.


 Compile related import and export documentation to support duty drawback processing and claims to the United States

 Assist in the review, development and implementation of the company duty drawback program

 Create and maintain a best practices manual and boiler plates to improve efficiency and accurate execution of the company duty drawback program

 Keep up to date of current regulations and upcoming changes for opportunities to reduce duty outlay and improve the drawback process

 Assist in developing and maintaining a reporting process to ensure internal understanding of the duty drawback program cuss and challenges

 Monitor duty drawback providers to ensure their success, business methods/protocols to secure duty refunds

 Help guide the company to understand opportunities to improve both duty drawback and means or initiative to properly avoid duty outlay

 Support effective import clearance processes with US Customs Brokers to ensure later drawback success

 Monitor execution and continuous improvement of the standard operating procedure with service providers

 Propose SAP enhancements to improve accuracy and efficiencies in related reporting

 Communicate with other departments to compile information required for duty drawback


Requirements and Skills:

Education:    Associates Degree or equivalent military training
Experience    2-4 Years in field of business, logistics, procurement, compliance or related field

Supervisory Experience:   n/a
 Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
 Ability to motivate a cross-functional team and work in a matrix organization
 Capable of presenting strategic initiatives to management
 Professional demeanor, team player orientated
 Ability to interface with internal/external partners at all levels
 Excellent prioritization and organizational skills
 Ability to work independently
 Ability to meet expected 100% attendance requirement
 Will work on-site (no tele-commuting)
 Ability to follow written and verbal directions in the English language
 Ability to speak/read/write English
 Detail oriented
 Strong organizational skills

 Work well under pressure

 Available weekends and after hours when on call


PC Application Skills:

Intermediate level:  Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint


 Customs Brokers License

 Certified Customs Specialist

 Previous manufacturing environment preferred

 MRP/ERP systems (SAP, Oracle or similar)

Travel Requirements:   Expected <10%


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