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Cargill U.S. Customs Enterprise Lead (Open to remote) in Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 157 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The U.S. Customs Enterprise Lead plays a key role within our Global Trade Compliance (GTC) function by driving standards of customs compliance across a wide and diverse customer and stakeholder base. In this role, you will utilize your customs/trade expertise to perform complex activities in areas such as risk assessment, value preservation review and regional/global customs (export/import) compliance improvement projects. You'll work closely with other members of Cargill’s Global Trade Compliance team and one or more internal business units to address risk and leverage customs opportunities, develop and implement control and compliance framework, contribute to government inquiries and provide advisory mentorship and training.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage internal client interaction and business partnership, providing strategic direction on global trade compliance activities and collaborate cross-functionally, internally and externally to implement cross-border solutions globally.

  • Support global trade operations compliance and Cargill subsidiaries, joint ventures, business unit staff and other customs departments by advising on low-to-moderately complex customs transactions and issues.

  • Follow import/export transactions, execute customs clearance and file import/export declarations.

  • Perform data management, analysis and reporting to detect and promote compliance with import/export regulations and provide support in tax/duty disputes.

  • Analyze and report key performance indicators to evaluate data for risk assessment.

  • Conduct complex customs-related research and analysis, using substantial understanding of customs practices and procedures with minimal input from senior team members.

  • Develop technical customs solutions to minimize Cargill's customs liabilities/risks.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience.

  • Demonstrated customs compliance experience within the food/agriculture industry

  • Experience implementing internal controls, risk assessments and internal audits

  • Prior delivery of internal or external consulting/ advisory services acquired with a Big four accounting firm, major law firm or multinational company.

  • Travel 10%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Delivery of customs valuation analysis, including methods to assess and/or assemble evidence in support of compliant use of valuation methods and/or additions/deductions from dutiable value declarations.

  • Deep understanding of US customs and export law and regulatory framework.

  • Expert competency in one of the following import compliance areas: Antidumping/Countervailing/Quota regimes, Free Trade Agreement origin.

  • Excellent communication skills with focus on functional and business stakeholders

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to manage, develop and refine programs in a cross-functional team by influencing others

  • Global trade services knowledge

  • Ability to develop and implement a risk-based compliance program.

  • Minimum of eight years of customs experience.

  • Professional certification and/or equivalent experience

Position Information

The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position

Location: Remote for the following locations only Wayzata, MN; Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; Wichita, KS

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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