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TMSW - Associate Global Trade Analyst

Overview

We make engaging with brands more meaningful. So customers remember, recommend and come back for more. It’s the most powerful way to build a brand. It also doesn’t come easy.

 

So our agency is home to creative problem solvers, who overcome obstacles to put customer-first ideas, products and technologies into market, people who are willing to be part of a close community that pushes them to be better.

 

Our goal is to bring people & brands closer together. 

Closer insights, closer connections & closer collaboration breeds better, more effective work. This dedication to 
Get Closer drives us to go further.

 

Responsibilities

The Trade Analyst supports our Global Trade Management team by ensuring trade compliance functions including risk assessments, customs/duty management, transaction audits, process controls, partner management, and regulatory knowledge can meet legal obligations, maximize brand integrity, prevent fines and penalties, and reduce international supply chains disruptions for our areas of oversight in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.

  • Support North American and European regions by ensuring imported items are properly classified for entry declarations, data setups are entered timely in relevant business systems, and necessary import data and documentation is available for import transactions.
  • Coordinate with US, Canadian and European customs house brokers to ensure continuous and cost-effective movement of cargo through the import process. Troubleshoots import transactions with brokers to resolve or escalate cargo control issues, and conducts post entry audits to measure broker accuracy and identify errant transactions for corrective action.
  • Support system partners with product development by providing duty risk assessments for project budget, and conducts basic approval process for origin marking on toys, polybags, and pre-production approvals.
  • Facilitate our required US Reconciliation process by coordinating with internal Finance resources, analyzing data, preparing transaction reports, and then directing customs broker to file timely and accurate reconciliation entries.
  • Gather & archive relevant import documentation (i.e. NAFTA Certificates, CPC documentation, Licensor Authorization Letters, and Certificates of Origin) to ensure they are accessible & available upon request to brokerage partners or regulatory inquiry. Organize & maintain product samples, proofs, and imaged transactions to facilitate recordkeeping according to regulatory requirements and company policy.
  • Conduct general compliance administrative functions including management of Powers of Attorney, Bonds, Liquidations, Certificates of Origin, OGA certifications, and CF28/29 inquiries. Manage the required annual administrative activities to maintain up to date information supporting our corporate compliance program (i.e. import manuals, vendor operating procedures, annual blanket authorizations & training materials & sign in documents).
  • Support our CTPAT and PIP program maintenance, assisting with process reviews and annual security audits, including the mandatory self-audit tasks for annual renewal process of the Importer Self-Assessment program.
  • Manage the Canadian import transaction audit by ensuring vendor pricing setups, troubleshooting cross border truck shipments, conducting post entry compliance audits, tracking assists, and facilitating necessary amends to CBSA.

 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Logistics, Business, Economics, or related fields of experience
  • 1-3 years of customs and trade compliance experience in a North American or European business environment (Customs Broker, Freight forwarder or corporate importer)
  • Knowledge of US or Canadian import process, related documentation, and auditing.
  • Basic knowledge of or exposure to CTPAT and ISA programs
  • Requires strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid corporate communication skills and customer service focus
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint & Word Skills
  • Ability to multi-task and self-manage multiple projects

Benefits

The Marketing Store provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees starting on day one. Our benefits include options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, profit sharing, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits (including discounts on products & services), employee assistance program, and disability insurance.

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Location

Our company is in the heart of the Loop, making for an easy commute. We are blocks away from the river and the lake surrounded by trendy hotspots.

An Insider's view of The Marketing Store

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The Marketing Store offers employees an incredible work life balance. We all work hard to get the work done but our personal lives and passions outside of work are always supported. Employees are encouraged to have flexible work schedules, working remotely when needed and finding time to do what they love in and out of the office.

Alysha

Vice President, Communications

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re leveraging data to solve marketing challenges for clients to understand who their customers are, and to activate future games & promotions. By using data, we’re enabling our clients to make data driven decisions and create custom experiences that will resonate with their target audience.

Wendy

Senior Director, Analytics

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being solutions oriented is the secret to success at The Marketing Store. We’re lucky to work with some of the biggest brands on new digital initiatives – which means we are often navigating in the unknown and encountering new scenarios. Successful team members can access current road blocks and determine how they can help solve the problem.

Leigh Anne

Director, Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Analytics is at the core of what we strive to achieve at TMS – measurable impact to our client’s business. The decision science team is responsible for enabling the descriptive and prescriptive marketing analytics that drive strategic recommendations and shape the programs that we execute across the agency.

Tom

Manager, Decision Sciences

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I let creatives do what they came here to do by empowering them to think and have a point of view. Make them trust me because I commit to their development and follow through. I challenge their thinking and executions, so they can think strategically. Respect them as humans and provide them with an environment where they have fun and can grow.

Diana

Vice President, Creative Director

What are The Marketing Store Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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