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Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) Supervisor


Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical.

The Foreign -Trade Zone (FTZ) Supervisor leads a small team of domestic and international logistics specialists that are responsible for import/export operations for the Molex, LLC distribution center in Bolingbrook, IL.  You will be part of the Supply Chain Hub operations team that ensures corporate Logistics policies and procedures are executed. Procedures include routing instructions, customs in-bond documentation, and post shipment discrepancies. The logistics team will work with the customer, the customer’s trucker, the warehouse, customer service, and the Customs team as it relates to questions on bonded shipments and customs matters. You will be accountable for monitoring daily bonded operations, solving in-bond issues and putting corrective actions in place that contribute to the maturity of programmatic policies, procedures, and controls. You will have a strong sense of ownership and responsibility while ensuring that Molex continues to provide excellent customer service and adheres to all government regulations.

 What You Will Do In Your Role: 

  • Oversight of the Foreign-Trade Zone program in the U.S.
  • Ensure that all Foreign-Trade Zone admission/import/export transactions are in compliance with U.S. Customs Law
  • Manage resolution of day-to-day import/export issues that result in supply chain delays.
  • Provide guidance to the business on matters concerning import & export requirements as it relates to the FTZ program
  • Manage the integrity of trade data for local and regional purposes (i.e. tariff code, country of origin).
  • Manages overall inventory control monitoring systems for Foreign-Trade Zone purposes
  • Provide guidance, as needed, on documentation, tariff classification, customs valuation, and country of origin determination.
  • Execute a self-audit program to ensure continued compliance with customs law and internal policies
  • Establishes and maintains Foreign-Trade Zone policies and Operations Manual.
  • Executes periodic Foreign-Trade Zone cycle and/or physical counts
  • Monitors and provides guidance for Foreign-Trade Zone and Custodian Bond requirements.
  • Direct accountability for Foreign-Trade Zone Inventory Control and Recordkeeping Systems
  • Assesses Foreign-Trade Zone product launch and ensure optimal landed cost for Compliance Assessments executed by U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • Monitors and assesses regulatory updates for business impacts.
  • Executes and submits Annual Report to the local Port Authority
  • Executes Annual Reconciliation and Systems Review, and attests to its completion to the Port Director
  • Partners with other functions (e.g. Distribution, Logistics, Purchasing, Legal, etc.) to establish optimal supply chain routes for Foreign-Trade Zone admission and export purposes
  • Act as the local FTZ site's primary on-site point of contact for interfacing with local customs (e.g., audits, inspections) authorities to resolve issues effectively and in a timely fashion.
  • Assist with maintaining, implementing, and enforcing the required procedures to ensure compliance by all relevant parties to all required FTZ operational practices and protocols.
  • Work with key internal and external partners, assist with performing routine system and operational audits to help ensure that SEHA's compliance with FTZ operational requirements is maintained at all times and report findings.
  • Perform root cause analysis, then assist with developing and implementing corrective action plans and monitor progress.
  • Assist with the oversight and management of all FTZ record-keeping requirements.
  • Provide oversight and support to the Inventory Control team, SEHA's contracted FTZ Managed Services provider, and SEHA's FTZ software provider to ensure all of SEHA's FTZ reporting activities are timely and compliant.
  • Receive, review, and process import documentation from electronic or manual sources.
  • Trace key transaction information such as House Bill of Lading, commercial invoice, and other required documents to determine if records are available.
  • Monitor transactions and notify supervisory personnel of any problems or irregularities.
  • Provide excellent and timely customer service on the status of incoming shipments to customers.
  • Manage deliveries to internal and external trucking companies.
  • Audit invoicing of customers within 4 days after delivery.
  • Manage/Monitor daily electronic tasks and milestones of each shipment.
  • Provide assistance with proper classification.
  • Coordinate and communicate customs release to carrier and the customer.
  • Initiate/Pay electronic Daily Statement.
  • Establish/maintain policies and procedures at the operational desk level including Customer SOP's.
  • Ensure the department is meeting the needs or above the customers’ expectations.
  • Ensure new staff is trained on assigned duties and delegate training responsibility to other experienced staff.
  • Audit files to ensure correct invoicing and that the company is in compliance with U.S. and foreign regulations.
  • Compute tariffs, price conversion, weight, and volume of merchandise exported or imported.
  • Develop operational procedures.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are being consistently followed. Updates staff of any procedure or policy change.
  • Conduct regular meetings with staff to assess overall status; discuss ideas for improvement.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Address all employee performance problems promptly and directly in accordance with personnel policies.
  • Plan, organize, schedule, and lead audit activities of brokerage activities; requiring comprehensive and objective analysis of brokerage files; verification of completeness and file integrity.
  • Document audit findings and prepare reports with recommendations for mid-level and senior management. Continuous evaluation of electronic processes.
  • Establish and/or update compliance policies that meet or exceed US Customs regulations that impact the company.
  • Enforce compliance of administrative policies and procedures.
  • Maintain compliance visibility on all local and remote bonded warehousing transactions.
  • Interact with customs brokers, freight forwarders, internal and external carriers and all third-party vendors to obtain shipment status, align arrivals with the plan and report deviations.

The Experience You Will Bring:


  • Experience working in a Foreign-Trade Zone, broker’s agency or multinational company, or consulting firm
  • 1+ years of logistics, supply planning and/or inventory management experience
  • Ability managing Microsoft Access, Excel.
  • Knowledge of US Foreign-Trade Zones Act, U.S. Customs Law, Tariff Codes, etc.
  • Knowledge on U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone regulations and activities, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience working with U.S. Customs & amp; Border Protection and other regulating agencies
  • Experience with in-bond transportation, import, export, and freight forwarding Working knowledge of CBP Bonded Freight processes

 What Puts You Ahead:

  •  Experience developing policies and procedures
  • Supervisory experience
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish & English – technically fluent highly preferred
  • Proven ability to understand challenging problems, find solutions, and drive process improvement
  • Strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Faces adversity head on; energized by tough challenges
  • Ability to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately Drive to mentor and develop team

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com

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