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Sr. Customs Special Initiatives Specialist

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Closing date
Jul 12, 2022

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.​

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop-in stores or on deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time. So we're looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you a critical thinker who seeks the root cause and can analyze both qualitatively and quantitatively? Are you a creative problem-solver who simplifies problems, quickly identifies solutions, commits to a plan and then positively influences others to execute it? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams.

A role in Global Trade Services means you will play a key role in supporting Target's high degree of compliance with US Customs laws and regulations, maintaining the speed of our best-in-class import supply chain while ensuring that Target avoids fines and penalties for non-compliance with import regulations. You will also provide training and guidance to internal and external partners on Target import practices, Customs requirements and provide consultation to internal partners aimed at minimizing Customs duties and supporting Global Supply Chain and Logistics goals.

As a Sr. Customs Special Initiatives Specialist, you'll play a key role in reducing supply chain expense by supporting Target's duty savings initiatives, including the First Sale Program, as well as maintaining Target's high degree of compliance with US Customs laws and regulations. Leverage your attention to detail through analyzing vendor documentation to ensure compliance with First Sale valuation. Drive your partnerships with vendors through new vendor training, communicating document needs and providing feedback to maintain accuracy. Identify and escalate compliance issues to Customs Special Initiatives Sr. Analyst and/or Customs Special Initiatives Sr. Manager. We'll support you along the way with onboarding, as well as personal and career development, to help you grow as a strong Sr. Customs Special Initiatives Specialist. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent experience
  • Excellent problem solving, research, and analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Performs work with minimal direction and independently sets daily tasks and prioritization. Continually drive for efficiency.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external partners to influence, educate, and drive accountability
  • US Customs knowledge or relevant experience with international trade and regulatory compliance.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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