Trade Compliance Analyst, Consulting

Russell A. Farrow Limited

Farrow, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuehne+Nagel Group, is headquartered in Windsor, Canada. Farrow brings to the global trade industry over 110 years of expertise in cross-border customs brokerage, import/export trade compliance consulting, and integrated logistics services (international freight forwarding/global supply chain management, warehousing/distribution, and ground transportation). With operating locations across Canada, the United States, and Europe, Farrow manages over 800 employees with 38 offices and warehouses including those of acquired companies D.J. Powers Co. Inc. and Link+ Corporation. Farrow is proud to be a Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner for fourteen consecutive years, achieving Platinum Club status in the most recent eight years – an accomplishment few companies attain.

Position Summary

This position is primarily responsible for completing and / or assisting with complex customs compliance processes in a timely and cost-effective manner. This may include providing consulting and advisory services to clients regarding HS classification, origin/FTA determination, valuation, filing adjustments, blanket corrections, appeals, AMPS, C-TPAT/PIP, duty drawbacks, etc. and other customs related duties as assigned. The incumbent may also assist with maintaining internal databases, with audits, and with a variety of compliance related duties, as assigned.

  • Provide technical advisory services and document preparation for clients, which includes, but is not limited to the following: HS classification, FTA analysis, valuation assessments, commodity tax analysis, duty deferral, duty drawbacks, Customs verifications and audit assistance, blanket amends / refunds, Customs rulings, etc.
  • Provide assistance to Senior Trade Compliance Specialists in various tasks relating to Consulting projects.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, and meet client/government deadlines.
  • Maintain positive working relationship with client by responding to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with coworkers and internal clients while working collaboratively on projects, responding to inquiries, etc. Provide technical guidance to colleagues.

Education and Experience

  • Completion of High School or Equivalent
  • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designation (must maintain)
  • US Certified Customs Specialist (asset)
  • CBSA Professional status (asset)
  • 3 – 5 years of proven customs industry-related experience, including a minimum of 2 years classification experience
  • Consulting experience (preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in order to present complex information to a variety of contacts both internally and externally.
  • Excellent knowledge of tariff, legal notes, free trade agreements, regulations, valuation, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Excellent research, problem-solving, judgement and analytical skills with a high attention to detail in order to research and review complex information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Proficient in MS Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.) and standard computer applications in order to prepare professional deliverables and communications.

Working Conditions, Mental Effort & Physical Requirements

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, high activity, and deadline bound environment.
  • Concentration is required in balancing several tasks at one time.
  • May be required to sit at desk for prolonged periods of time.
  • May be required to view computer screen or printed materials for extended periods of time.
  • Travel is generally not required, other to attend meetings at client offices from time to time

Farrow is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.