Foreign Trade Zone Operations Manager

Ceva Logistics – Dallas, TX

Job Summary:CEVA Logistics is currently hiring a Foreign Trade Zone Operations Manager (FTZ) located in Dallas, TX to manage all foreign trade zone operations and provide leadership in the definition, development, and implementation of internal controls as required by the FTZ regulations, including 19CFR, 15CFR, and other US regulatory agency requirements. The position will be the primary resource for company, site/division management and clients seeking consultation and support regarding compliance with FTZ requirements and will serve as an in-house advisor on FTZ strategies and operations.
In this role, the FTZ Manager will:

  • Oversee all client FTZ operations and ensures compliant operation of the zone
  • Provide zone-related services and strategic Guidance to the various operating divisions
  • Manage extensive contact with clients as well as US Customs & Border Protection

  • Key Accountabilities:
  • Oversees compliance for all applicable company policies and procedures
  • Serves as primary resource for foreign trade zone operations, providing zone services to various operating divisions as needed
  • Acts as subject matter expert regarding FTZ operations and leveraging zones for the benefit of clients (including duty savings, supply chain velocity, product launches, consolidations, etc.)
  • Develops, implements and maintains internal FTZ operating procedures
  • Assists company clients in risk management for FTZ purposes by reviewing CBP documentation, auditing FTZ transactions, complying with CBP and FTZ Board requirements
  • Acts as primary relationship liaison with CBP on behalf of clients to ensure proper FTZ procedures and facilitates relationships with FDA, FCC and other government agencies as necessary
  • Assists clients in defining scope of problems, determining best methods to measure impact and benefits of proposed solutions and developing long-term plans for FTZ compliance
  • Ensures FTZ related data and supporting documentation for submission of 214, 3461, 7501, 7512 forms to CBP on a daily, weekly and periodic basis are filed
  • Ensures annual FTZ Board reports and CBP annual reconciliation reports are prepared
  • Prepares and files electronic In-Bond and Permit to Transfer applications to streamline the respective FTZ supply chain process
  • Oversees and/or operates FTZ Inventory Control and Recordkeeping Systems by managing daily inventory balances; monitoring zone admission data; and conducting weekly estimate (import and export) process
  • Oversees and/or initiates customs entries, export transactions, and zone-to-zone transfers for merchandise leaving the zone
  • Ensures all FTZ records are maintained and readily retrievable in accordance with the applicable recordkeeping regulations
  • Monitors scope of authority to existing and planned client activity to ensure FTZ operations are within the approved scope
  • Ensures FTZ Operations manuals are kept up-to-date and accurately reflect current operations and practices

  • Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Civil Law, Economics, Transportation, Supply Chain or a related discipline required
  • Minimum 5 years FTZ operations experience
  • Prior experience supervising other employees or projects
  • Accredited Zone Specialist (AZS) certification preferred
  • Customs Broker License or other related certification preferred

  • Additional Skills and Experience that Contribute to Success:
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Foreign Trade Zones, compliant zone operations, and Inventory Control and Recordkeeping systems
  • Familiar with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations, FTZ Board Regulations, and other publications that may affect the operations of zones
  • Possess working knowledge of inventory control systems, warehousing and logistics activities including import and export activities and Customhouse brokerage
  • Possess strong practical knowledge of the FTZ program, import/export regulations and CBP compliance best practices and regulations
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who is detail oriented and able to work under tight deadlines
  • Experience in Customs, materials management, manufacturing operations, and/or finance
  • Fluency in English with effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills with the ability to convey technical material and ideas to an internal audience and an external client base
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