Import Compliance Officer


Key information

Trade compliance and risks
Support functions
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Denton, Texas, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
High School diploma, A Level
More than 5 years

Job description

A glimpse at the job:

At Safran Electrical & Power, our vision is smarter electrical solutions for a better flight. In the role of Import Compliance Officer, you are critical for our compliance to all US Customs requirements. You'll have the opportunity to ensure Import compliance though the execution and oversight of all import procedures related to our business. If you're looking for the opportunity to apply your talents and demonstrate your enthusiasm for the aerospace industry, this could be the position for you!

This position contributes to our vision by:

  • • Providing oversight of all import processes including tariff classifications, NAFTA, CAA & other Free Trade Agreement (FTA) qualifications, Country of Origin determination, valuation, reconciliation, record keeping, post-entry audits, and anti-dumping and countervailing duties
  • • Developing and maintaining relationships with customs brokers and related government agencies
  • • Maintaining the Customs Broker Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and ensuring that all Safran Electrical & Power customs brokers are in compliance
  • • Maintaining the Safran Electrical & Power Product Classification Database (PCD)
  • • Coordinating all import related activities and communication among Safran Electrical & Power sites
  • • Performing audits, internal and external, as a part of ensuring Import Compliance
  • • Making reports and presentations to the highest levels of the company

Highlights from our facility:

As the North American headquarters for Safran Electrical & Power, the Denton, Texas facility's diverse team works together to innovate smarter electrical solutions for a better flight. Safran is a champion of the local community and supports programs like United Way, Serve Denton, and the Denton Independent School District, among other local organizations. Safran has won many prestigious awards from our customers, including the Sikorsky Elite Supplier and the Boeing Supplier of the Year. Located in the heart of North Texas, Denton is home to two major universities and a vibrant arts and music community, and is one of the top 25 fastest growing cities in the country!

Job requirements

Safran Electrical & Power looks for service-oriented team players with strong interpersonal skills, the right attitude and adaptability to an innovative and evolving environment.

  • • Requires a Bachelors Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or other related fields from an accredited institution or at least 10 years of Customs/Import related experience
  • • Requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in Customs/Import related functions/roles
  • • Requires expert knowledge in US Customs processes
  • • Requires advanced knowledge in cross-border and reconciliation processes and advanced negotiation skills
  • • Up to 25% travel required
  • • Preference will be given to bilingual candidate (English-Spanish) and/or those holding Licensed Customs Broker (LCB) and/or Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) certifications
  • • Must be a US Citizen due to government contract requirements

Across all team members, we are looking for the following attributes:

  • • Team oriented
  • • Process focused
  • • Open & honest communication
  • • Quality minded
  • • Ability to persevere and honor commitments
  • • Recognizes success
  • • Executes with urgency
  • • Customer focused in everything we do

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic data or other legally protected status.

Safran Electrical & Power is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. To verify the information in the job listing or if you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call: 940-272-5627. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Complementary description

Ongoing initiatives, like ILLUMINATE: Brightening the Path for Women and our engagement action plans, have helped to create a diverse, inclusive, empowered, people-first, excellence-driven culture and workplace, making Safran Electrical & Power a great place to work.

Safran Electrical & Power offers competitive salaries, recognition programs, comprehensive benefits, retirement plans with employer match, corporate university training courses, professional development programs, tuition assistance, flexible work scheduling and paid leave.

Relocation assistance provided for those moving within the United States.

Candidates for positions with Safran Electrical & Power must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Specificity of the job

Some travel, up to 25%

Company information

Safran Electrical & Power

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification of electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 12,400 employees across 12 different countries.

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