Trade Compliance Anaylst

The Walt Disney Company
June 23, 2019
Kissimmee, FL
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Job Summary

The primary focus of this position is to facilitate global trade and help ensure compliance with all customs regimes and various other agency regulations, globally. The candidate will accomplish this by tactically and strategically engaging internal and external partners in the process.


    • Represent Customs Operations by maintaining consultative communication with management and staff across multiple business functions.
    • Research, review and assign accurate classifications of products and related materials based on the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) as documented by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), while considering varying interpretations by Customs in other importing subsidiary countries. Ensure corresponding duty rates are used based on the assigned classification.
    • Ensure that review conducted is sustained within all regulatory mandates (inclusive of other potential duties implications such as Anti-Dumping applicable in the latest (2019) version)
    • Work with Product Design, Development, and Manufacturing teams to identify opportunities for duty and other cost savings, and communicate potential compliance issues and regulatory requirements, while remaining true to the creative direction of the product.
    • Train and educate internal departments and liaison offices in areas related to classification and government regulations that may affect the production and import of products.
    • Work with analysts and subject matter experts to facilitate trade processes, systems, tools and claims. Work with other departments to help develop the most effective solutions and/or tools to support supply chain decisions.
    • Research trends, pending legislation, etc. to support trade compliance initiatives and cost-saving opportunities.
    • Participate in the development of corrective action plans according to process improvement principles such as Lean Administration or Six Sigma. Contribute to the development and documentation of new procedures, and help to improve and document current procedures that promote efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Perform daily operational tasks with supervision and/or collaboration.

Tasks May Include

      • Product classification according to the HTS
      • Submit for a binding ruling
      • Providing ad hoc advice to cross-functional peers
      • Verification of qualification for preferential trade programs
      • Prepare or review Post Entry documentation for presentation to US Customs, when applicable
      • Apply analysis and critical thinking skills to recommend and implement solutions 

Basic Qualifications

      • 5 plus years of professional experience in international trade and regulatory compliance such as:
        • An expert in tariff classifications, with an emphasis on the use of tools such as Informed Compliance Publications, Explanatory Rules, Rulings, court cases, etc.
        • Background classifying footwear and/or apparel for US and international markets
        • Dynamics of international commerce including export/import processes, national and foreign statutory and regulatory provisions, tariff and non-tariff barriers.
        • Economic, market, political and other factors influencing trade objectives and positions.
        • Agency, government and other programs related to foreign trade.
      • Self-driven: Highly motivated by a cause, rewarded by attained results
      • Strong organizational and communication skills

Required Education

      • Bachelors or advanced degree in supply chain logistics/distribution, finance, accounting, international business, or a similar field of study.
      • Additional professional certification such as a Customs Broker License, Lean or Six Sigma is desirable.
    • Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
    • Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.
      • This position is with Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
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    Company Description

    From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to cutting edge sports coverage, and the hottest shows on television, The Walt Disney Company has been making magic since 1923, creating unforgettable stories that connect with audiences around the world. And we’re just getting started!

    The key to our success…. The Cast, Crew, Imagineers and Employees who honor Disney’s rich legacy by stretching the bounds of imagination to create the never-before-seen, bringing unparalleled entertainment experiences to people of all ages. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world and just imagine the stories you could be part of…

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