Global Customs Classification Analyst
Area of InterestFinance
Cisco Systems, the world’s leading provider of network hardware and software, is currently seeking an experienced customs professional for the HTS Classification Analyst role within its Global Tax and Customs team. Cisco’s customs team maintains compliance with global customs laws and regulations while driving customer satisfaction and Cisco profitability. We insure compliance with all aspects of customs and trade requirements. Cisco’s Global Tax and Customs team also partners closely with cross-functional teams in strategic planning and implementation of all trade initiatives.
The Global Customs Classification Analyst is responsible to ensure 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 global customs team, 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.
The Classification Analyst will partner with internal teams to implement solutions related to classification. The successful candidate will be an excellent collaborator, skilled in creating strong relationships within GTC, and between GTC and cross-functional business partners. The Analyst will work closely with other functional teams such as Country of Origin to enable free-trade and special trade program solutions. The successful candidate will also actively participate in trade associations and similar external venues to promote Cisco’s classification agenda and for personal development.
® Provide HTS Classification expertise to ensure that Cisco’s products are accurately classified for a number of countries, including classification audit activities as well as on-demand needs;
® 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 GTC on internal projects with key cross-functional teams including Customer Value Chain Management, Government Affairs, and Global Export Trade;
® Identify, promote, and support trade opportunities and business process improvements;
® Support implementation of approved opportunities identified by other teams that impact HTS;
® Participate in industry associations and network/benchmark with other classification specialists;
® Provide support and analysis to Cisco’s Government Affairs and to industry associations on trade liberalization, restriction and harmonization activities that impact Cisco;
® Monitor global trade climate (emphasis on HTS classification issues) to identify risks to Cisco;
® Desire to learn skills in other customs and trade functional areas for growth and development.
- Minimum of 3 years experience in international trade regulatory compliance;
- Comprehensive understanding of HTS Classification and its relationship to other compliance areas, including country of origin, special trade and sales programs, and valuation;
- Knowledge of international agreements governing customs and trade compliance worldwide;
- Demonstrated commitment to growth and development of skills;
- Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively in a fast-paced, changing environment;
- Ability to identify issues and communicate effectively at management levels of organizations;
- Commitment to integrity, ethics, and building strong relationships in a diverse setting;
BA/BS in international
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