• Customs & Trade Manager/Sr. Manager, Amer Sports

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/12/2018 9:33 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    General Management
  • Overview

    Amer Sports is a dynamic, global sports company offering passionate achievement-oriented professionals the chance to succeed and flourish in an international environment. Our internationally recognized brands include Salomon, Wilson, Mavic, Precor, Atomic, Arc’Teryx, Enve, and Suunto.  We are a company where ambitious, competent and motivated people can make their mark. All our team members are ready to strive for the best of the company and to win together. Just like our customers, we are dedicated to an active lifestyle and sports.  Join us.


    We are currently seeking a Customs & Trade Manager/Senior Manager to be based at our Wilson Sporting Goods office in Chicago, IL. 


    What You'll Do

    The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Management of custom duty and other customs and trade-related matters, of legal entities in the Americas region, such as e.g. USA, Canada and Latin America (scope to be aligned with experience and that of the rest of the team)
    • Extensive customs-realted work, in particular towards Tariff classification, Origin/Free Trade Agreements and Customs Valuation
    • Identifying process improvements, including the design and implementation of new practices
    • Manage customs audits, including settlement of disputes/claims
    • Being an integral part of the Global Tax Department and for specific projects, taking the leading role in analyzing changes to supply chain and supply flows for imported and exported products
    • Developing sound working realtionships with key departements within the Amer Sports organization, such as Distribution & Transport, Supply Chain, Sourcing and Finance
    • Further develop the effectiveness of the Global Tax Department througout the organization
    • Keeping up-to-date with customs-related developments in legislation, case law and local practice

    What We're Looking For

    • 7+ years of experience in international trade compliance
    • Experience in Sports industry is ideal
    • Experience from advisory firm or industry; experience in both is a strong plus
    • Previous experience of analysis and evaluation of national and inter-company cross-border businees relationships
    • Fluency in English is an absolute must
    • Experience in developing/supporting group/regional customs and trade matters
    • Good understanding of main business processes and strategic issues
    • Ability to acheive results in a complex, multi-functional, multi-cultural and multi-geographical environment
    • Proven ability to cooperate with people, preferably across geographies, even without formal report lines
    • Experience in dealing with Customs Authorities
    • Experience with tax and finance-related software packages
    • The successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability to acheive results in a multinational environment
    • A recognized Bachelor or Masters degree in Business Management, Law or other Customs & Trade relevant degree
    • CCS and/or LCB certification preferred

    What we'll provide:


    This role is based at our Wilson Sporting Goods Co. global headquarters.  Located in the vibrant, sports-centric city of Chicago, Wilson Sporting Goods Co. global headquarters sits along the lakefront with first-class access to a burgeoning creative, innovative, energetic and active professional community. We offer an open, collaborative, high tech work environment with best in class amenities and perks, including:


    • Medical, dental and vision
    • Pre-tax transit discounts
    • 401k with company match
    • Life insurance
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Volunteering programs
    • Team building outings
    • Discounts on Wilson and Amer Sports products
    • Smart casual dress (yes, jeans every day!)
    • On-site health club
    • Summer hours
    • Company-sponsored sports leagues/teams
    • Fun, active company outings around major sports events


    Amer Sports is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.









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