Trade Compliance Manager

Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, US

Job ID: 5359

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc has an immediate opening for a Trade Compliance Manager.  In this position, you would be a key part of the Trade Compliance team.  A successful Trade Compliance Manager will manage comprehensive export and import controls to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies in the United States and the other countries from which Lutron imports, while also developing new controls to adapt to changing business needs. The Trade Compliance Manager will interface with regulatory customs officers, custom brokers, outside trade counsel, and internal and external customers on all matters pertaining to trade.

Contributions & Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and support to all business units worldwide related to: import/export compliance management, training, auditing, improvement strategies and process redesign
  • Actively work across functions to ensure that import/export compliance is maintained while ensuring that overall organization objectives are supported
  • Support legal, operations, engineering, and customer service departments in investigating and resolving trade compliance problems, questions, or challenges and creating process changes to eliminate problems
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on import/export issues including, but not limited to, classification, country of origin, free trade qualification, tariff engineering, license requirements, customs processes, port operation, etc. This includes acting as a principal contact during audits conducted by various import/export agencies.
  • Remaining up to date with latest trade compliance regulations
  • Ensure Policies and Procedures which document trade compliance for global trade and import/export activities are maintained, updated, and developed
  • Prepare and draft binding ruling requests in the areas of US HTS codes and country of origin
  • Prepare responses to CBP requests and notices in a timely fashion (CF28’s, CF29’s) as well as inquiries from customs officials across the globe
  • Conduct periodic assessments of both company and broker performance and import/export activities
  • Identify and drive corrective actions and improvement initiatives based on periodic assessments
  • Manage global classification, free trade agreement qualification, country of origin determination, reconciliation, and duty drawback activities
  • Manage record keeping processes and archive of entry records
  • Stay aligned to Lutron’s culture and values:
    • Be passionate
    • Be flexible and adaptable to changing markets
    • Be an innovative thinker
    • Be customer focused
    • Be ethical


  • Academic Degree(s) Req.: Bachelor's degree or industry certification in business, supply chain, logistics or related field                                      
  • Specialized Skill(s) Req.: 6-8 years of international trade and compliance experience
  • 3 years experience (min) of leading team and supervising others
  • Licensed broker or CCS required
  • Extensive knowledge of US Import regulations including Free Trade Agreements, Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Duty Drawback, Country of Origin, and Reconciliation
  • Experience creating and documenting trade compliance processes and procedures
  • Experience leading projects to success
  • Ability to analyze and develop solutions to complex export/import problems 
  • Ability to exercise leadership, self-initiative, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at the highest levels.    
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Experience in ACE or CTPAT a plus
  • Experience with Global Trade Management tools a plus
  • Willingness to travel 30% of the time, sometimes with little or no notice.

Lutron Electronics position as the leading manufacturer of lighting controls worldwide, our unsurpassed quality, the breadth and depth of our product offerings, and our commitment to servicing our worldwide customers have resulted in strong sales and profitability growth year over year. This growth has in turn allowed the company to continue to invest in recruiting and retaining the best people we can find to service our customers. Continuous growth has also fueled our ability to constantly develop new technologies and new manufacturing processes that in turn drive the creation of new or better products and services.  EOE/AA

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