Coordinator – Customs Compliance at adidas



Job title: Coordinator – Customs Compliance
Brand: adidas
Location: Woodbridge
Team: Global Operations
State: ON
Country/Region: CA
Contract type: Full time
Number: 502838
Date: Nov 6, 2023

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
This position is responsible for providing support to ensure all import and/or export activities adhere to Canada government import/export laws and regulations. This position will handle day to day import and/or export related operational activities and issues involving both internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities: 
•    Works closely with the Customs Manager to address broker requests and resolve issues preventing customs release.
•    Prepares customs documentation as required or needed.
•    Monitors and addresses activities related to Canadian trade agreements.
•    Audit entries filed by customs broker to ensure compliance and complete any post-entry adjustments as required.
•    Provides subject matter expertise on customs matters to internal and external stakeholders.
•    Support the seasonal customs import classification process.
•    Monitors for entry deviations and reconciles accordingly to ensure correct duty payments are made.
•    Partner with internal finance teams to execute all necessary duties related to month end closures and reporting.
•    Documents, monitors, and updates customs processes as required to meet business needs to maintain a high level of compliance.
•    Assists with creating, updating, and maintaining import/export processes, procedures and SOP’s as needed.
•    Supports the collection of data for daily, monthly, and quarterly reporting and KPI’s.
•    Supports global and regional Customs initiatives and projects.
•    Participates in and attends import/export compliance training seminars and meetings as needed and/or required.

Key Relationships: 
•    Internally: Transportation, Finance, Legal, Tax, DC Ops
•    Externally: Customs Broker, CBSA and other government agencies, 3rd Party Logistics Providers, Carriers, and Factories

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
•    Knowledge of the imports, exports, Customs brokerage, HTS classification, inventory control systems, warehousing and logistics activities
•    Knowledge of filling individual and blanket entry adjustments.
•    A strong internal and external customer service attitude
•    Detail oriented with strong organization skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet daily deadlines
•    Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    Self-motivated and capable of working as part of a team or alone with little supervision
•    PC Literate – strong Excel and Access skills.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 
•    College degree/diploma or equivalent relevant work experience
•    2 – 4 years of relevant experience
•    Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) Designation
•    Knowledge of import process, tariff preference and familiarity with customs in required

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