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Logistics & Trade Compliance Specialist (Import) (16125)

Company: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Location: Westminster
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We're part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you'll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You'll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today! KBC Careers

The KBC Logistics & Trade Compliance Specialist is a key position responsible for eliciting the business needs in regards to transportation route performance for both International and Domestic shipments for all three Business Units at Knorr Brake Company. The Logistics & Trade Compliance Specialist will be responsible for managing and improving the agreed routes and negotiated lanes with Carriers and Freight Forwarders for Domestic freight and International Air/Ocean Freight, while achieving annual cost savings.

This person will also act as the primary Import Customs and Trade Compliance representative responsible for procedures, training, and global support to comply with all applicable import regulations. They should be versed in all Export Trade functions and be back up to the Trade Compliance Admin role. Most critical to success in this role is providing counsel to the business that balances the regulatory requirements while supporting the business in a cost-effective way. This position requires an energetic, take-charge person with a strong background in global customs and export regulations. It requires proactive leadership and the ability to develop and execute to a proven strategy, drive process improvements in key risk areas, provide oversight and technical guidance to the Business Units, and conduct effective risk assessment reviews. The Logistics & Trade Compliance Specialist will also partner with BU Management in seeking appropriate cost-savings strategies (e.g., utilizing free-trade zones, expanding free trade agreements and duty drawback programs, providing subject matter expert feedback on the location of new factories, and automation of routine trade activities).

The position will actively interface with customs brokers, freight forwarders, business and senior managers, legal counsel, customers, suppliers, global logistics and customs agencies.

  • Major Responsibilities of the position:


Oversee the trade program at Knorr Brake Company for imports covering multiple products within each Business Unit and ensuring compliance to trade laws and regulations.


Refine the strategy to ensure the global trade program is meeting the requirements of the company today and in the future. (Imports/Exports)


Drive efficiencies in operations and strengthen compliance through resources such as the central classification database, ACE and duty reduction programs.


Develop import and export training programs on various topics such as Tariff classification, Incoterms, and Country of Origin determination for different functions within the company such as Sales, Purchasing, Human Resources and Logistics.


Conduct Risk Assessments on various trade compliance topics to ensure adherence to internal Knorr Brake Company Policies and Procedures as well as national and international regulations.


Responsible for selection of, and management of, Customs Brokerage.


Work with contracted 3PL for Domestic supply chain and 4PL for International supply chain for negotiating external contracts with Freight Forwarders and Carriers, and oversee the selection of qualified logistic service providers.


Design and optimize internal logistic processes and assist in writing user documentation, instructions, and procedures - in particular regarding the Transport and Shipping modules in SAP System.


Monitor and report on the efficiency and execution of logistic services within the given BU budgets. This includes costs on both standard and premium Inbound and Outbound Ground, Air, and Sea transportation.


Monitoring of the market prices for logistic services and controlling of the correct billing for transport costs to the respective BU 's.

Required Experience

Education Requirements



Experience Required (years):

Some High School (years)

10 (minimum)

High School Diploma

15 (desired)

College Degree


Technical or Business

Advanced Degree



Technical and Professional Requirements

  • SAP ECC 6.0 Production System technical knowledge & expertise.
  • Excellent technical material and process knowledge in a manufacturing environment.
  • Customs and Trade Compliance knowledge for both Importing and Exporting out of the United States.
  • KPS knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills written and oral
  • Knowledge of ACE
  • LI-NBC-MT1
  • LI-MT


What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

  • Competitive Health Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and Disability Benefits
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401 (k) Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Free Passes to Local Attractions
  • Free Gym memberships
  • Additional Discount Offerings
  • Volunteer Paid Time Off
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Monthly Employee Welfare Events and Volunteer Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

  • LI-NBC-MT1

Keywords: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, Ellicott City , Logistics & Trade Compliance Specialist (Import) (16125), Other , Westminster, Maryland

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