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Customs Analyst

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HQ {amount} miles
3500 S Clark Street
Arlington, VA 22202 USA

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Supply Chain Management

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The Customs Analyst performs substantial parts of the data entry and operational processes within the department. This role is responsible for classifying items correctly and identifying import requirements in order to ensure items are imported within regulations. They liaise with multiple stakeholders within the business to communicate any potential issues that could jeopardize the delivery of a product. 

What You’ll Do

Essential Functions

  •     Perform HTS classification and determination of import requirements for different product categories *
  •     Ensure items are imported in compliance with customs regulations*
  •     Oversees and manages assigned project and/or departments data, ensuring it meets predetermined contractual or policy requirements  
  •     Conduct data entry and data management for various department projects
  •     Assist with the development of training materials such as manuals, handbooks, presentations, diagrams, workflows, and project plans
  •     Communicate with internal and external departments to ensure accurate delivery of product
  •     Understand the objective and impact of projects on the business and propose solutions if necessary  
  •     Liaise with internal and external teams to source relevant data
  •     Process mapping and documentation of import & domestic processes
  •     Assist with the development of manuals, handbooks, reports, presentations, and project plans
  •     Update and maintain department's KPIs
  •     Perform data entry tasks in various systems
  •     Prepare data for 4-Eye release principle
  •     Understand relevant import and customs regulations in detail and act accordingly
  •     Escalate issues proactively to the manager in a timely manner
  •     Manages ordering and ranges of assigned product group
  •     Oversee warehouse operations and outbound processes  
  •     Perform other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities  

  •     Able to perform HTS classification and determination of import requirements (required)***   
  •     Solid understanding of import and customs processes and regulations
  •     Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •     Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  •     Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  •     Ability to work independently



Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience  

  •     Bachelor’s degree  
  •     1-3 years of experience in a related field  
  •     In lieu of degree, 5+ years of experience in related field will meet the education and related experience requirements listed above

What You’ll Receive

At Lidl, we know that in order for our people to do their best, they must be at their best. That’s why as a company, we offer one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry.
All our Lidl employees are eligible to receive the following benefits:
Medical | Dental | Vision coverage
Paid Holiday & Paid Time Off (PTO)
401k Plan (+ 5% company match and 2 year vesting schedule)
And so much more, visit our benefits page for more details and the latest updates
In addition to the great benefits above, our Full-Time employees receive these additional benefits: Group Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness and/or Accident Insurance, Parental Leave – 100% pay for birth mothers and non-birth parents, Additional Paid Time-Off & Sick Time.



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