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Global Trade Compliance Manager

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Leaphart + Associates, Inc.

Austin, TX

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High-level overview of the role....

This Logistics team member will lead global trade compliance for all YETI products in all markets. This role serves as the Customs compliance subject matter expert and provides support related to import /export activities and ensures YETI’s compliance with applicable laws, regulations and best practices. This role will work closely with YETI’s Vendors as well as YETI’s Supply Chain and New Product Development teams. It will help build and maintain a robust compliance program. With an understanding of Customs, you will make sure that YETI is constantly at the forefront of changes to import/export tariff classifications and


A little about you...

You see challenges as opportunities, you have a keen eye for detail, and you bring a wealth of enthusiasm and knowledge to the table. You get excited about digging through customs rules and regulations and geek out at the opportunity to classify new products. When it comes to global trade compliance, you know what you are doing. You understand the impact customs rules and regulations have on the supply chain and know how to stay in compliance regardless of where in the world you are. You thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment. You are comfortable with travel and excel at relationship building.


Establish and manage YETI Import and Export requirements including proper documentation control, documentation capture and archival and communication documentation to ensure 100% auditable compliance for the US, CA, AU, and other regions as necessary

Develop and manage KPI metrics with Customs Brokers

Serve as the primary interface for YETI with Customs organizations worldwide

Implement a global trade compliance program to drive compliance including conducting training when needed

Create financial models to help the company make strategic decisions to minimize duty risk when importing, exporting, and entering new markets

Be a resource for New Product Development on trade compliance issues and HTS classification

Interface with internal and external customers to ensure trade compliance

Capture all outbound and inbound products from and to our suppliers to determine any Duty Drawback opportunities and act on them accordingly

Establish Free Trade Zone processes and define proper government transactional requirements to support the program

Implement and manage the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program


Maintain and update all policies and procedures related to Trade Compliance

Review and approve Customs Broker invoices to ensure accurate application of fees

Audit Customs entries to ensure accurate declaration of value, HTS classification and tariff treatment and communicate adjustments to Customs Broker

Organize and retain them according to defined record retention policy

Support International Trade programs through document review and communication with suppliers, Customs Broker, 3PLs, and government agencies

Support supply chain security initiatives such as Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

Maintain awareness of current and proposed Customs regulations related business activities, communicating out to partners as appropriate


A Bachelor’s Degree is required

5 years plus HTS Classification experience

Customs Broker’s License required

A proven track record in developing new processes and bringing about change and improvement without major disruption to the business

Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, particularly with Excel

Experience working with SAP or similar ERP system Skill Set and Characteristics for Success

Understanding of global trade compliance rules and regulations

Process driven, analytical skills, the ability to plan, be strategic and execute operationally on a regular basis

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Knowledge of global trade rules and regulations

Experience with durable goods at a retail company preferred

Able to quickly distill large amounts of information into concise summaries

Excellent ability to communicate with internal teams, service providers, and government agencies

Strong attention to detail and project management capabilities

Creative thinking skills, willingness to share opinion and challenge the status quo

Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment

Goal oriented with high standards for excellence

High sense of urgency

Global mindset and ability to operate in different cultural environments


Elizabeth Vardaman 2nd Senior Recruiter at YETI Coolers

Company info

Leaphart + Associates, Inc.
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Company Profile
Leaphart + Associates, Inc., founded in 1988 in San Francisco, is licensed by the Treasury Department of the United States. Our educational programs emphasize the integration of government compliance and professionalism, with international business strategy. We specialize in U.S. Customs (CBP) and other agency regulatory training and international trade consulting. Leaphart + Associates is an authorized representative of Peritus Precision Translations, Inc.

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