Customs & Trade Specialist, USA

Job Locations US-UT-Ogden
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/30/2021 1:08 PM)
# of Openings
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Amer Sports is a dynamic, global sports company offering passionate achievement-oriented professionals the chance to succeed and flourish in an international environment. Our globally recognized brands include Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, ENVE, and Suunto.  We are a company where ambitious, competent and motivated people can make their mark. All our team members are ready to strive for the best of the company and to win together. Just like our customers, we are dedicated to an active lifestyle and sports.  Join us. 

What You'll Do

As a member of the Global Tax Department, the Customs & Trade Specialist will work closely with all Amer Sports brands, import/export governmental agencies, and service providers in the Americas.  This role is responsible for daily import/export operations including customs broker and express courier management, data analytics, and post entry reviews.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to identify and manage customs & trade risks and recommend opportunities to improve workflows and duty savings opportunities.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Identify and implement opportunities for duty and other customs related activity, including planning, implementation, development and duty optimization of the Group indirect tax position
  • Strong customs related working knowledge and skills; in particular towards sporting goods and textile/apparel industry harmonized tariff schedule classification, customs valuation, country of origin for duty/marking, duty preference programs, broker/forwarder management, other governmental agency approvals, recordkeeping
  • Strong focus on project management such as KPI analytics, customs broker/express courier management & sops, free trade agreement qualification
  • Identifying process improvements, including the design and implementation of new procedures to reduce risk and streamline current practices
  • Develop and implement internal customs assessments and recommendation of corrective actions (risks analysis, self-assessment)
  • Manage working relationships with customs authorities, ISF filer, customs brokers and express couriers.
  • Develop sound working relationships with key departments within the Amer Sports Organization, e.g. Sourcing, Product Development, R&D, Finance, Legal, Accounting, and Distribution and Transport, etc.

What We're Looking For

This role requires a bachelors degree in supply chain management or international business.  We are looking for a candidate with 5+ years of strong experience in international trade and customs (customs brokerage or importer/exporter).  Other qualifications include:


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to other cultures and ability to effectively work with colleagues in other countries and regions.
  • Ability to think critically and to make clear and well-reasoned decisions with a business perspective.
  • Ability to multi-task and work autonomously.
  • Strong in collaborating, capable of both teamwork and working independently.
  • Strong integrity and ethics as well as a strong sense of accountability.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-time zone environment.
  • Certified Customs Specialist is preferred
  • Experience in sporting goods industry and/or textiles and apparel is a strong plus


What We’ll Provide


This role is based at the regional headquarters for our Amer Sports Winter & Outdoor category of Brands in the city of Ogden, Utah--the gateway to the many exciting ski areas and other outdoor recreation.

We offer a great working environment in the sports industry with talented & passionate colleagues all over the world!  Other benefits and perks include: 


  • Medical, dental and vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Life insurance, pre-tax transit benefit program
  • Discounts on Amer Sports products
  • Smart casual dress
  • Free gym membership and ski pass
  • Summer hours


Amer Sports is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.






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