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Company Overview

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.


Position Description

Classify Grainger items and Grainger sourced items within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Export Commodity Control Number (ECCN) (when applicable), including indicating special trade programs where applicable.  

  • Classify Items within the HTS for Duty, special trade programs and ensure long descriptions are accurate and complete
  • Identifying applicable government agency requirements (FDA, FCC, DOT, TSCA, Lacy Act, etc.)
  • Respond to daily classification inquiries from customs brokers, government agencies, internal customers and vendors.
  • Research and resolve all issues relating to entry of merchandise
  • Interpret the US Harmonized Tariffs along with their chapter and explanatory notes
  • Apply ECCN (when applicable)
  • Develop and retain audit trails to support the classification assigned and update classification database system
  • Write requests for Customs Binding rulings
  • Responsible for daily HTS audits
  • Source Customs rulings to support classification determinations
  • Ensures compliance with all federal regulatory guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Education - Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience – Experience in U.S. import regulations and ability to classify products in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
  • Required Skills
    • Interpersonal skills and relationship building
    • Communication and cross-functional collaboration
    • Ability to articulate a problem and identify the root cause
    • Exceptional organizational skills
    • Ability to prioritize tasks
    • Microsoft Excel, Access, and Powerpoint skills
    • Experienced in Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Export Commodity Control Number classification of products, participating government agency rules and regulations for import and export of industrial products.
    • Experience in licensing determination from the U.S. is a plus
    • Training in the area of customs administration, in-depth knowledge of customs statutes and regulations (19CFR) with a proven ability for application in moderately complex business situations is also required.
    • Understanding of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations, including knowledge of Customs valuation and classification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, C-TPAT, ISA, FTAs, ISF, etc.
    • Understand country of origin and marking issues, record keeping requirements, and supply chain security regulations as they relate to imports, etc.
    • US import or US export customs regulatory / agencies experience desired

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) distributes facilities maintenance products, and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico to keep their facilities and equipment running. Grainger is the supplier of facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. Its operations are managed in three segments: Grainger Branch-based, Acklands - Grainger Branch-based (Acklands - Grainger), and Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety). Grainger Branch-based is an aggregation of the Grainger Industrial Supply (Industrial Supply), Grainger, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Grainger Caribe Inc. (Puerto Rico), Grainger China LLC (China) and Grainger Panama S.A. (Panama). Acklands - Grainger is the Company's Canadian branch-based distribution business. Lab Safety is a direct marketer of safety and other industrial products. (Source: 10-K)

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