Customs and Trade Manager


Auburn Hills, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Logistics 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 8241 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Position Responsibilities

  • Lead and execute action plans to improve, mitigate, contain, or eliminate and existing customs risks or contingencies for US plants
  • Participate in the development of compliance goals and objectives as a part of the regional customs team
  • Approach in the implementation of regional trade practice needed to execute the global trade compliance strategy
  • Monitor and manage US customs while minimizing overall risks and costs related to import and export regulations, tariff numbers, tooling/supplier assists, and similar regulations
  • Conduct periodic compliance assessments to ensure adherence to policies, procedures, and compliance of all activities and transactions with the appropriate import/export laws and recordkeeping. 
  • Work closely and maintain an effective communication with the FTA responsible to ensure the appliance of the Certificate of Origin in the operation and avoid duties
  • Responsible for developing and implementing: work instructions, processes, procedures and policies needed to enhance the customs operation
  • Maintain expertise in trade-related regulations and trends through ongoing education and participation in relevant governmental and trade association meetings
  • Interface and maintain relationships with US and Governing agencies (C-TPAT, US Customs and Border Protection, Regulatory Audit, etc)
  • Respond to inquiries from CBP, Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders regarding HTS and Schedule B classification, ECCN classifications, documentation requirements, or other import and export regulations to ensure timely clearance. CF28 and CF29
  • Review and look for opportunities in the US Customs and Border Protection Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program and Importer Self-Assessment Program (ISA) as well as other trust trade programs
  • Conduct training as necessary to ensure organizational understanding of policies, procedures and regulatory requirements for Customs and Trade Compliance
  • Other activities: Broker referrals (Entry instructions), Brokerage invoice approval/payment issues, perform post entry audits - monthly, Denied Party Screening process, attend and participate on SCM weekly meeting
  • Provides support to all activities assigned by the direct supervisor


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain/Operations Management, Economics, or Mechanical Engineering; Advanced education preferred
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in customs and trade; experience in materials management preferred; prior leadership experience required
  • 2-3 years international manufacturing experience
  • License customs broker certification required; foreign trade zone knowledge/certification and CCS/CES preferred.



Your contact

Casondra Meerschaert 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 248 364-7274 


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The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in nearly 30 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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