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Customs Compliance Specialist – Canada

Essendant

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 8, 2017.

Job Description

At Essendant Inc., it is our intention to be the fastest and most convenient solution for workplace essentials. To do this, we need exceptionally talented, bright, innovative and driven employees. If you would like to be part of the team that helps unlock the potential of our customer-partners and those they serve, this is your chance to be involved. Essendant Inc. is a leading national wholesale distributor of workplace essentials, with consolidated net sales of $5.3 billion. Essendant stocks a broad assortment of over 160,000 products, including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools and equipment.

We offer an exciting and challenging environment that encourages independent thinking, problem solving, and growth. We believe in giving back to our communities as well as others in need. We embrace diversity and believe our employees create a sustainable competitive advantage. We adhere to the high standards of Our Guiding Actions and Our Values.

Job Summary:

The Customs and Compliance Specialist will manage the compliance policy of the company to ensure compliance to all international import and export laws. The Customs & Compliance Specialist will proactively interact with company internal departments and customs brokers and freight forwarders.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for monitoring all import/export activities and compliance for the company

· Maintain export/import compliance program and database

· Implement and perform periodic audits of Customs entries into Canada

· Maintain log of all Post Entry Corrections to ensure corrective/preventive actions to continually improve process

· Work with suppliers to determine correct HTS classification and country of origin of all products

· Research product information to determine proper HS Tariff Numbers, ensuring all supporting documents are maintained on file

· Maintain NAFTA certificates on file and update as required

· Identify and resolve any non-compliance issues

· Prepare all international customs documentation

Requirements:

· 2 – 4 years in the related trade industry

· CCS or CTCS Certification is an asset

· Bilingual: English/French

· Required Skills/Experience:

o Experience with HTS Classification

o Developing interpreting and implementing customs policies and processes in a growing environment

o Knowledge with country of origin, valuation & invoicing requirements, duty reduction programs

o Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

o Excellent written and verbal communication skills

o Ability to prioritize work

o Excellent PC Skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

o Can work within tight deadlines

Company DescriptionAt Essendant Inc., it is our intention to be the fastest and most convenient solution for workplace essentials. To do this, we need exceptionally talented, bright, innovative and driven employees. If you would like to be part of the team that helps unlock the potential of our customer-partners and those they serve, this is your chance to be involved. Essendant Inc. is a leading national wholesale distributor of workplace essentials, with consolidated net sales of $5.3 billion. Essendant stocks a broad assortment of over 160,000 products, including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools and equipment.