• Customs Compliance Manager

    Job Locations US-MI-Rockford
    Global Operations Group
    Job Function
    Supply Chain
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    Full Time
  • General Function


    Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.

    This position is responsible for developing global import and export activities to ensure compliance with U.S. and foreign customs laws and regulations as well as audit, maintain, and perform all activities associated with the Company’s various Customs initiatives.

    Primary Duties

    • Manage the Company’s Customs Compliance and Duty Management programs.

    • Build and manage productive relationships with each brand’s leadership team by providing guidance on duty savings opportunities.

    • Manage the Company’s Customs Brokerage Operations

    • Provide guidance to Customs Compliance Team members in order to provide best-in-class customer service and duty savings opportunities to each brand / customer.

    • Coordinate inter-department initiatives with various teams, such as, but not limited to, the logistics teams, global security teams, lab services teams, customer service teams, warehouse teams, and finance teams.

    • Monitor regulatory & legislative changes within the footwear & apparel industry to ensure the Company is providing up-to-date information to industry trade organizations, as well as taking advantage of all available programs.

    • Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.

    • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
    • 5+ years experience in global trade compliance preferred.
    • Experience with bidding and implementing Customs brokers in various countries.
    • Experience with bidding and implementing Global Trade Management Systems.
    • Leadership skills to motivate and develop reports with strong communication skills, clear expectations, and sincere professionalism.
    • Strong interpersonal skills for working with various levels of management.
    • Ability to interpret and administer accounting principles as they relate to customs laws and regulations.
    • Strong project management skills.
    • Proactive in recognizing and adjusting to shifting priorities.
    • Self-motivated and directed, capable of operating autonomously



      Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).


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