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Import/Export Administrator

Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
Job ID: R0016141
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2023
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Job Summary:  Under the direct supervision of higher-level management this position is primarily responsible for providing guidance, instruction and document completion for import/export transactions ensuring compliance to company policy and government requirements.  This position exercises independent judgment and operates within established corporate guidelines. 

  • Help to manage compliance for import/export, including evaluation of Customs Broker performance.
  • Self-motivated to see areas for improvement in the I/E group and assist in projects.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills to support day to day communication with Customers.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Create/review and provide oversight for Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification and Schedule B among multiple company sites, requiring excellent problem-solving skills, methodical thinking, and teamwork with other company departments
  • Assign HTS classifications for new components, finished goods, machines/equipment, vehicles, and other company imported goods
  • Receive electronic import shipment notifications
  • Prepare and provide instruction to brokers for import (BIL)
  • Assist broker with managing and executing company standard procedures
  • Monitor and apply duty savings protocol
  • Assist with other projects, as needed


  • Utilize the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for export control and be able to assign appropriate ECCNs for export compliance
  • Support and ensure company pre-export screening procedures are executed
  • Provide instruction to shipping and freight forwarders for export transactions
  • Generate export control documents
  • Prohibited parties screening
  • Oversee Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) company policies are maintained and executed
  • Maintain, and update, the company C-TPAT profile with U.S. Customs for annual approval
  • Lead periodic C-TPAT audits by U.S. Customs


  • Maintain internal local content database by acquiring country of origin information from suppliers
  • Help maintain accurate country of origin information in the shipping database
  • Create and report local content reporting programs (USMCA, AALA, CAFE, Manufacturers Affidavit, etc.) including all reporting duties to customers and/or the government
  • Other government agency Import/Export requirements, EPA, NHTSA, FCC, FDA, FAA, etc. as required

Recordkeeping / Training / Etc.

  • Maintain daily import and export logs and liquidation dates
  • Ensure import/export document retention
  • Utilize Incoterms and provide guidance to employees for proper use
  • Continuous education - Internal and external training seminars for position
  • Provide continuing education to employees
  • Conduct Import/Export training to new-hire employees
  • Complete annual internal audits
  • Update Import and Export Manuals annually per new regulations and/or company procedures.
  • General staff support


  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project
  • High level of customer interface experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Well organized, detail oriented

Education: Possess 4-year college degree, Customs Broker License preferred

Experience: 5 years of industry experience

Supervisory Responsibilities: n/a

Working Conditions:

Physical Demands: Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Travel: Domestic and international travel may be required as needed.

Work Environment: Remote work

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of the request and contact information to am- [email protected] Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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