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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team-especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Customs & Foreign Trade Manager (1901072) – Beachwood, OH

Where the Chemistry Happens
We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for our Customs & Foreign Trade Operations. Manage the AES export declarations to ensure compliance for all export shipments. Help reduce costs, look for continuous improvement ideas to increase the duty avoidance figures for BASF globally. Maximize FTA opportunities within the current FTA framework while also proactively managing the new FTA’s that are introduced by the US Government. Also, maintain knowledge and awareness of the associated regulations; as well as work closely with BASF Corp. to ensure the continued success of the program. Import Broker Management is also key to the flow of business. Oversight of brokers and monitoring of import activity and changing regulations is essential to the role. Additionally, integration of new businesses to our import process is required as necessary.

Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success

  • Complete AES Export Declarations and submit mandatory information to U.S. Customs, U.S. Census Bureau, DEA, or any other PGA agency as required
  • Review Export Declarations daily to ensure data sent to government agencies is accurate
  • Communication and solicitation of data from Export Managers and BASF Service Providers
  • Responding to CBP and U.S. Census Bureau requests
  • Responsible for updating and the maintenance of data in SAP
  • Release Trade Control Blocks for Export Orders
  • Conduct analysis of all products subject to the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) to which the U.S. and Canada are parties and prepare and maintain data and documentation required by these FTAs
  • Solicitation of data and documentation, such as FTA certificates and long-term supplier agreements, from BASF suppliers
  • Assist with additional duty management opportunities for the Customs and Foreign Trade Operations organization
  • Communicate with service providers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/Treasury, and internal business partners to ensure timely and complete reconciliations
  • Serve as Proof of Service Provider of invoices for Customs & Foreign Trade activities to verify relevance of activities billed
  • Communicate with businesses to drive forward the duty drawback program to maximize BASF eligible benefits
  • Engage with duty drawback consultant and participate in meetings as needed
  • Customs Duty payment / reconciliation (including additional duty payment)
  • Record Retention activities / coordination of the relevant processes

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you-the whole you-in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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