Global Trade Compliance Specialist

Job Description


The Global Trade Compliance Specialist establishes corporate compliance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Canada Border Security Agency (CBSA), and other participating government agency regulations. Supports global import and export operational functions. Key facilitator and process enabler for the import and export infrastructure and international trade compliance strategies. Assists in the management of containers and merchandise imported annually. The specialist assists in managing U.S. and Canadian entries that are each subject to customs review and audit.


  • Creates and maintains compliance manuals and related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Researches and classifies product line per the harmonized tariff classifications for both the U.S. and CA, ensuring the highest possible level of accuracy.

  • Provides relevant departments with guidance, training, and direction concerning import and export compliance, procedures, and documentation.

  • Develops procedures, processes, and materials for distribution to vendors, customers as well as cross-functional teams.

  • Identifies opportunities to support duty savings initiatives.

  • Manages all U.S. and Canadian customs brokers.

  • Actively participate in industry groups and trade associations.

  • May require domestic and international travel.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to core values.



  • Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree in international business, supply chain, or related field; vast knowledge of government regulations, compliance, and globaloperations as well as quantitative methods

  • Certificate(s) or License(s): Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer accreditation is preferred or the ability to obtain within the first two years in the position.

  • US Customs Broker License is a plus or the ability to obtain within the first two years in the position.

  • Experience: Knowledge of government regulations, global logistics and compliance as well as quantitative methods acquired through formal education or 4-5 years of on-the-job-application

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in an import and/or export setting


  • Elevated skill set or high level proficiency in global trade compliance

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Good analytical ability to gather and interpret information

  • Familiarity with AS400, JDA and Microsoft Office

  • A self-starter with the ability to meet or exceed deadlines, multi-task and maintain flexibility in a fast paced changing environment

  • Knowledge of import and export regulations and processes including, the Importer Self-Assessment program, and C-TPAT

  • Capacity to interpret, understand and ensure Bass Pro, LLC and Cabela’s compliance with complex regulatory documents

  • Capability to establish working relationships with associates at all levels

  • A valid passport and driver’s license


  • When Applicable


  • Regular computer work, and sitting

  • Occasional walking, standing, and lifting


  • Performs duties within scope of general company policies, procedures, and objectives. Analyzes problems and performs needs assessments. Uses judgment in adapting broad guidelines to achieve desired result. Regular exercise of independent judgment within accepted practices. Makes recommendations that affect policies, procedures, and practices.

Full Time Benefits Summary:
Enjoy discounts on retail merchandise, our restaurants, world-class resorts and conservation attractions!

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Voluntary benefits
  • 401k Retirement Savings
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Bass Pro Cares Fund
  • And more!

Bass Pro Shops is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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