Customs HTS Classification Analyst

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    Krakow, Poland
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What You'll Do

The Global Customs Classification Analyst is responsible for ensuring that Cisco’s products are accurately classified with HTS codes for a number of countries that are important to Cisco’s business. The Classification Analyst will also be expected to identify opportunities related to HTS Classification that improve compliance and/or business processes. The successful Classification Analyst will be part of a global classification team that works closely with the regional customs teams, internal business partners, and external parties such as industry associations and government agencies. The ideal candidate will be capable of evaluating opportunities and promoting them internally to obtain support.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide HTS Classification expertise to ensure that Cisco’s products are accurately classified for a number of countries.
  • Perform HTS Classification audits and provide classification support as needed.
  • Write HTS justification letters for disputed classification.
  • Use the systems and tools that provide Classification automation, storage, and delivery to users.
  • Develop knowledge and expertise in the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of multiple countries.
  • Represent the team on internal projects with key cross-functional teams including Regional Teams, Country of Origin Team, Customs Valuation Team and Global Export Trade.
  • Identify, promote, and support trade opportunities and business process improvements that impact HTS.
  • Provide support and analysis on trade liberalization, restriction and harmonization activities that impact Cisco.
  • Monitor global trade climate (emphasis on HTS classification issues) to identify risks to Cisco.

Who You'll Work With

The Global HTS Classification Team is a highly skilled group of individuals that are motivated to keep Cisco compliant in relation to global Trade and Customs regulations. We provide HTS classification for multiple countries globally where Cisco is the Importer of Record.  We work with multiple business partners within Cisco, including but not limited to Regional Customs teams, Export Team, Supply Chain and other business units responsible for shipping goods globally. We are responsible not only for assigning HTS code at a transaction level (Operations), but also strategical level (methodology, projects, policies).

Who You Are

You are an experienced and detail oriented HTS Classification Specialist. You have in-depth knowledge of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes, Customs regulations, and compliance. You are committed to ensuring accurate HTS Classification, conducting thorough product research, defending HTS, maintaining HTS database. You are able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.  You should be inquisitive and willing to learn in an ever changing regulatory landscape.

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • Minimum of 3 years of HTS Classification and international trade regulatory compliance experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of HTS Classification and its relationship to other compliance areas.
  • Knowledge of international agreements governing Customs and trade compliance worldwide.
  • Strong skills of writing formal HTS justification letters.
  • Ability to research Customs regulations.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in MS Excel.
  • Ability to identify issues and communicate effectively at management levels of organizations.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (39 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!


Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.