Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience.
We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
The Trade Operations Analyst will support Cross Border for analytics projects as assigned. This position performs cross BU activities, actively participates in Cross Border work within compliance requirements.
Responsible for performing basic trade compliance customs activities utilizing a basic level of customs and trade compliance knowledge.
This includes data management, reporting & analysis, trade compliance and shipment execution. This role will interact with multiple business units, require cross BU and functional collaboration and will require critical thinking and problem solving skills and a natural curiosity for driving continuous improvement.
75% of Time / Core Accountability #1 :
EXECUTE TRADE COMPLIANCE OPERATIONS ACTIVITIES
Maintains operational relationships with standard stakeholders (e.g., ports, plants, brokers etc.)
Applies basic technical understanding of global trade compliance operations practices and procedures to ensure compliant execution of GTO processes
Validate and coordinate import / export transactional data requirements
Independently validates and coordinates import / export transactional requirements,, ensures pre-transaction regulatory requirements are fulfilled, and prepares documents (e.
g. invoices, preferential trade documentation, commercial invoices, customs documentation, etc.), using a moderate knowledge of global trade compliance operations practices and procedures.
Applies basic technical understanding of global trade compliance operations practices and procedures to ensure compliant execution of cross border transactions.
Support cross border logistics and transportation (to maintain efficiencies and for conflict resolution)
Support and monitor cargo in transit to ensure timely shipping schedule, border crossing and compliance with local and overseas customs authorities.
Ensure efficiencies and compliance with free time demurrage and maintain relationships with standard stakeholders (e.g. customs, ports, plants, regulatory authorities, etc.).
Execute Customs clearance & file import / export declarations
Prepares and submits, import and export self-filings, and / or submits instructions to customs brokers for preparing customs declaration forms (including SAP / GTS).
Resolves holds, notifications and compliance alerts triggered by import / export declarations (Customs & OGA / PGA).
Manage customs bonded shipments with support and guidance from compliance analysts.
15% of Time / Core Accountability #2 :
DATA ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT & REPORTING
Maintains records & complies with records retention policy
Creates customs master files and supports compliance with Records and Information Management policies and controls.
Processes data entry activities to facilitate cross border execution and data analysis
Performs transactional duty / tax reconciliation
Verifies the payment of taxes and duties, and supports the duty / tax reconciliation process by providing reports and duty proof payment to A&F or other teams in Cargill.
Review and verify duty / tax supplier invoices for payment purposes.
Support Risk Assessments, Ruling application, Government audits / escalations, voluntary disclosures
Collects, organizes, analyzes, measures, evaluates and reports requited data sets of a single-site or process area for internal or external risk assessments and audits and government requests for information.
Manage key operational compliance performance indicators
Prepare, analyze and report metrics, and benchmarks with corporate and other businesses and functions.
10% of Time / Core Accountability #3 :
Performs miscellaneous projects and job related activities as assigned or required
BA / BS or equivalent experience, preferably in business, customs, import / export related degree, or equivalent of business experience
Demonstrated client / customer focus role and strong relationship builder
4-5 years’ experience in the areas of customs, import / export
Demonstrated ability to excel in ambiguous situations
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Office with expertise in Microsoft Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Highly collaborative ability to excel in a team environment
Self-starter highly motivated with demonstrated initiative
Excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills
Strong negotiation and problem solving skills
Ability to travel up to 5%
Preferred Qualifications :
BA / BS in related field
Minimum 5 Years’ experience in the areas of customs, import / export, operations
Financial acumen, strong analytical skills
Finance / Accounting