Trade Compliance Manager at Gordon Food Service


Gordon Food Service

Company: Gordon Food Service
Role: Trade Compliance Manager
Locations: Milton, Ontario
Job type: Full time
Posted: Posted 6 Days Ago
Job Requisition Id: R-27883

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Position Summary:

The Trade Compliance Manager oversees the efficiency and accuracy of the company’s import compliance programs. Works closely with other members of the trade compliance team to address areas of risk, develop and implement control and compliance framework, provide advisory mentorship and training. Supports the integration of trade management software and internet-based compliance solutions.
Cross-functional collaboration with various departments including Logistics, Legal, FSQA, Sales and Customer Support.

Location: Anywhere in Canada so long as the successful candidate is located within commutable distance to a GFS distribution centre.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and maintains procedures streamlining the trade compliance assessment process.
  • Oversees the company’s FTA management program.
  • Manages vendor and sourcing compliance screening.
  • Supports the organization with special projects related to import and export activities.
  • Supports customs compliance projects such as trade verifications, self corrections, and duty recovery.
  • Provides consultation and advice to senior management regarding areas of risk.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in trade compliance.
  • Knowledge of Canada & U.S. customs fundamentals  – classification, country of origin, valuation, and FTAs.
  • Experience with trade management software and internet-based trade compliance  programs.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, organizational and communication skills as well as problem-solving capabilities.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Results oriented with strong determination to succeed.
  • Positive attitude with a commitment to learning and desire for personal and professional growth.

Educational & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Business Management or related field
  • Professional Certifications
  • CCS Designation
  • LCB or CTCS certifications

Equipment / Tools / Technology:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Google applications, Microsoft Office, email and internet software applications.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for the next stage will be contacted.   Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.  All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to any enumerated or analogous grounds of discrimination, including race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, sexual orientation or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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