Trade Compliance Specialist

Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies

Aguascalientes, Mexico
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
The HS Code Classification Specialist, Global Trade Compliance (GTC) supports the Customs Harmonized System(HS) Code activities for all Sensata legal entities and supports the business and functions in preventing HS code disputes and resolving HS code issues that may otherwise result in cross border delays. This role interacts with the Global import and export functions. This role works as primary Trade Compliance point of contact providing HS classification assistance to the business globally.
A key responsibility of this high visibility role is to help perform the HS code classification and determine tariff rate to ensure the business to achieve the cross-border deliveries with compliance and reasonable duty Close collaboration with Global Trade Compliance, Engineers, Logistics, Customer Service, Sourcing is required to successfully enable compliance.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Global Classification team member to interact with engineers and project management team on collecting HS classification attributes for determination.
  • Under the leadership of Global Classification Manager, deploy the global HS code classification and review process for all Sensata legal entities and drive the implementation in relevant functions.
  • Maintain the Global HS master database with import duty rate, assign and maintain the HS Code by individual entities and by country in ERP.
  • In response to Customs challenges on HS code and support logistics, procurement, and other relevant teams in resolving HS codes issues with Customs, in close cooperation with regional trade compliance team.
  • Monitor Tariff code related rulings update in operating countries and work out the impact to business.
  • Deploy trainings linked to HS code classification and helps in the preparation of training materials and keeping records of the participation.
  • Assist Classification Manager to conduct internal reviews to identify HS classification risks. Develop corrective action plans based on findings and follow up corrective actions through until complete.

Key Competencies:

  • Sound knowledge of the HS General Rules of classification and experience with assigning and maintaining tariff codes in ERP system
  • Experience of HS code audit and disputes management and defense with Customs challenges
  • Knowledge of consulting specific HS code by country, especially US, Mexico, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Bulgaria and EU etc.
  • Knowledge of Country of Origin and Free Trade Agreements. ECCN classification is a plus.
  • Engineering background and ability to interpret technical drawings is a plus.
  • A team player with ability to work independently
  • Confident, ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Business focused, highly detail oriented/analytical, and adaptive to change
  • Works well under pressure and with the ability to set priorities, drives actions until complete, quality oriented approach of work
  • Experience in multinational company or Customs broker is a plus
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
  • ERP, especially Oracle user experience is a plus

Job Qualifications:

  • Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, International Trade, licensed customs broker or equivalent qualification
  • 2-3 years or more of HS classification background in a fast-paced industry or Customs Broker



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