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Company: UPS
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Transportation, Logistics, Trucking


Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career within the Foreign Trade Zone industry? UPS Zone Solutions, a leader in FTZs for more than 20 years, is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, and organized individual to assist clients in analyzing, implementing and establishing Foreign Trade Zone operations. We are seeking a qualified candidate with interpersonal skills and trade knowledge who is looking for a career path in Foreign Trade Zones. Potential telecommuting position (i.e. no relocation required) is available.

UPS Zone Solutions provides comprehensive Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) solutions for our clients from consultation, to FTZ systems implementation, Foreign Trade Zone Professional Managed Services, and complete end-to-end FTZ warehousing. For over 20 years, our operational experience has solidified our proven and highly successful business model of FTZ Managed Services and provides industry leading expertise in our core competencies. UPS Zone Solutions provides full consultative services for Foreign Trade Zone establishment including designation, activation, notification of production authority and systems implementation. Our mission is to continually lead in quality, service, technology, and value-added benefits of FTZ Consulting and Professional Managed Services. We serve our customers with loyalty and excellence, while providing a variety of effective and efficient solutions to their FTZ requirements.

As a Foreign Trade Zone Consultant, you will use your knowledge to bring consultative services to clients on foreign trade zone matters, with an emphasis on implementing U.S. foreign trade zones. The role requires development of new and existing client relationships which are responsible for supply chain, trade functional areas and strategy within their companies. The Foreign Trade Zone Consultant will work to create and develop foreign trade zone solutions that meet client needs, and manage multiple client projects and work cross functionally across the UPS enterprise.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supports full suite of UPS Foreign Trade Zone services to our clients
  • Execute client strategies by analyzing, implementing and setting up compliant Foreign-Trade Zone operations; and reviewing FTZ activation and operational processes and procedures
  • Manages robust account strategies to promote growth and negotiate sales
  • Drives results in key areas of the business plan, including profit, revenue growth, and reporting
  • Stays current on FTZ trade developments and works to develop innovative service offerings that can deliver value to our clients
  • Drives various product business plans to support targeted sales opportunities, account penetration, and sales growth strategies
  • Reviews plan versus actual to support sales performance and create action plans to improve sales results
  • Assembles and creates marketing and sales materials to be presented internally and externally
  • Identifies gaps in a client's FTZ procedures and provides instructions as to how to properly resolve
  • Manages FTZ Board applications, Activations with Customs and Border Protection, and FTZ compliance consulting related services

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent organizational skills, strong motivation, technical knowledge and a positive attitude
  • Understands supply chain operations and terminology which impact FTZ operations
  • Understands inventory control, receiving, shipping, and transactions that affect material flow
  • In depth technical knowledge of FTZ operations, logistics practices and other global customs, import and export topics; such as classification, country of origin, valuation, etc.
  • Experience interacting with Customs and Border Protection on FTZ related activities
  • Experience with Import and Export systems and compliance programs
  • Attention to detail, with a natural desire to improve existing processes, procedures, and increase efficiency
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbally
  • Travel based on client requirements
  • Ability to work proficiently in Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • 3 years hands on FTZ experience required
  • Bachelor's Degree (or internationally comparable degree)
  • Experience working with a multinational organization or a major importer or exporter
  • Experience in professional services together with the ability to listen to a client's needs and develop a value proposition to expand new business
  • Customs Broker License - Preferred
  • Experience with the U.S. Foreign Trade Zones Board and other Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) - Preferred
  • Broad familiarity with all FTZ related customs forms, timing and filing requirements - Preferred
  • Familiarity with all annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly FTZ reports - Preferred
  • Knowledge of regularity requirements inbound and outbound in-bond movements - Preferred

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

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