• Trade Compliance Project Specialist

    Location US-IL-Lake Zurich
    # Positions
    ACCO Brands
    External Referral Bonus
    Not Eligible
  • Position Summary


    If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, a Kensington® computer mouse or a simple box of ACCO paper clips, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.  We have great brands that people in 100 countries all over the world use to stay organized, such as: AT-A-GLANCE®    Day-Timer®    Five Star®   GBC®    Kensington®    Mead®    Quartet®    Swingline®    Wilson Jones® & others


    We need great talent at ACCO Brands, and value different talents, aspirations and views to create a highly motivated, action-oriented atmosphere. Our winning team shares the ACCO Brands Vision of being a company that Achieves, Creates, Collaborates, and Organizes. We have a dynamic and healthy culture that is shaped by leaders and lived by employees at all levels.


    We are seeking a Trade Compliance Project SpecialistThe ideal canidate will be a knowledgeable individual to assist in managing global trade compliance projects including but not limited to systems implementation, metrics, and process improvements. This position will be located onsite at the Lake Zurich, IL headquarters.


    • Leads, coordinates and / or supports trade compliance projects and activities on a global basis interacting with other area business units.
    • Implements operational processes for assuring trade compliance through gate-keeping reviews and generates performance metrics for all related activity while maintaining applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements.
    • Provides guidance in data transformation, consolidating data from multiple disparate sources, develops process workflows and implements effective solutions.
    • Analyze trends related to missing information and developing corrective actions to increase speed and efficiency.
    • Develops and communicates trade compliance metrics. (Brokers and Internal)
    • Develops project plans and timelines.
    • Effectively communicates project status to leadership and stakeholders.
    • Identifies process improvement opportunities within the trade compliance team.
    • Provides guidance related to valuation, assists and other related items.
    • Performs other strategic and tactical duties and responsibilities as required.




    Position Qualifications

     Required Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree, business or related field.
    • 3+ years of related professional project management or data analysis experience in a real world environment.
    • Demonstrates analytical and computer efficiency.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • The individual should be self-motivated and be capable of working as part of a team or alone with little supervision.
    • In-Depth experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

     Desired Experience:

    • Experience working within a global trade compliance team.
    • Experience dealing directly with US Customs and Border Protection on a regular basis.
    • Experience with project and / or quality management systems.
    • Possesses knowledge of customs terminology.
    • Some experience with import / export.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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