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Senior Manager, Customs & Compliance

Company: vineyard vines, L.L.C.
Location: Stamford
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

vineyard vines is a highly successful, privately held, American clothing and accessory retailer founded in 1998 on Martha's Vineyard by brothers, Shep & Ian Murray. With Shep & Ian still at the helm today, vineyard vines has experienced exponential year over year growth and now operates over 100 retail locations including an outlet division, a successful e-commerce business, domestic distribution center, and expanding corporate headquarters. In addition, vineyard vines is carried in major department stores such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdales as well as numerous specialty boutiques across the US.vineyard vines was founded on a state of mind that "Every day should feel this good." This state of mind is something that all people experience at some point. These moments are different for all of us, but they are important because theyre uniquely ours. EDSFTG is at the core of our culture and allows us to celebrate the differences that tie us together. These diverse backgrounds are what make us stronger as a team, and it is why we are passionate about creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace where every team member can bring their true self to work. We are committed to building a more diverse Team across all channels, departments, and stores within our community.Wont you join us and share your EDSFTG moment?Overview:The Senior Manager of Customs & Compliance maintains and continuously strengthens controls involved in the process by which goods enter the United States in conformance with all U.S. import laws and regulations. The Senior Manager, Customs & Compliance also protects brand integrity by verifying supplier compliance with vineyard vines ethical standards and laws of the United States and the countries where merchandise is produced.Key Responsibilities:

  • Support import/export compliance activities (e.g. Importer of Record, Valuation, HTS Classification, Country of Origin, Tariff Preferential Treatment Programs, Record-keeping, etc.) to ensure custom compliance requirements of reasonable care
  • Drives adherence to import regulations to ensure expeditious, cost-effective supply chain execution
  • Support team with researching & providing guidance on HTS classification, COO, valuation, and other critical import trade compliance functions
  • Executes, reviews and analyzes compliance measurements of the company
  • Formulate ideas and deliver possible compliance improvement and trade savings opportunities
  • Maintains and shares HS library with customs broker
  • Collaborates with customs broker to renew import bond annually
  • Collaborates w/Broker to resolve any Custom compliance issues to include research and guidance
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to identify First Sale (Duty Savings) supplier candidates and then coordinate with outside attorney to confirm the viability of the candidates
  • Spearheads annual First Sale supplier audits. Monitors and reports duty savings.
  • Confirms duty free eligibility of styles to be imported from Free Trade countries; consults with Sourcing regarding Free Trade strategies and monitors expiration dates associated with those programs.
  • Develop a C-TPAT program
  • Lead broker management with oversight of customs broker(s), including publishing broker scorecards, KPI's, etc.
  • Support day-to-day global trade activities of the organization
  • Research, measure and analyze process improvement opportunities
  • Creates and administers standard operating proceduresQualifications:
    • In depth knowledge of import regulations specific to classification, valuation, country of origin, free trade, and recordkeeping related to apparel, accessories and footwear
    • Certified Customs Specialist certification required; Licensed Customs Broker preferred
    • Strong analytical/investigative skills and proven work ethic with desire to do more than is expected
    • Self-motivator who can work independently and in small team/cross functional environments
    • Proven ability to think and perform strategically
    • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management tools is a plus
    • Proficient with MS Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Bachelor's degree (BS/BA business/supply chain preferred)
    • 5+ years' experience with customs compliance at a specialty retailer preferredEvery day will feel this good because:
      • We have a fun-spirited entrepreneurial culture filled with truly "good" people
      • We have flexible working hours and work from home days to accommodate your personal life
      • We offer a generous employee discount so you can rep our lifestyle on-and-off the boat
      • We offer a competitive salary package, 401-K, commuter benefits, and paid-family leave, health savings , flex spending accounts, life & disability insurance
      • We have an onsite gym as well as health & financial wellness programs to keep you active
      • We offer 2 summer Fridays to take off in addition to a competitive vacation policy & holiday calendar

Keywords: vineyard vines, L.L.C., Stamford , Senior Manager, Customs & Compliance, Executive , Stamford, Connecticut

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